Kabale University (KAB) is a public university in Uganda.
The Idea of Kabale University was born way back in 1995 under the umbrella of the Kigezi Development Association. In 1999, Kabale District Local Government signed and sealed a commitment deed confirming its donation of land in Kabale Municipality for the development of Kabale University.
This contribution was fifty-three (53) acres of land and the developments on it at Kikungiri Hill and Nyabikoni. In the same year, an application to operate Kabale University as a centre of higher learning was submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).
Kabale University is located on Plot 364 Block 3 Kikungiri Hill, in Kabale Municipality, about a kilometre off Kabale-Katuna-Kigali Highway. The Main Campus sits on 50 acres of land.
The University can be accessed via Mukombe Road, which connects the Kikungiri Campus to the Highway. An additional Campus is located on Plots 66-76 in Nyabikoni Parish in the Central Division of Kabale Municipality.
The University was established as a not-for-profit community institution, owned by the people of Kigezi. The University opened its gates in 2002 to forty-two (42) students and presently has an enrolment of about 3000: coming from all parts of Uganda, and the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.
In 2015, Kabale University was transformed from a private to a public University under Statutory Instrument No. 36 of 16th July 2015, under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 (as amended).
Prior to this change in legal status, the University had obtained a Charter in 2014 (Certificate No. UI.CH.008) – the last stage of accreditation by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.
Kabale University is therefore a unique institution in Uganda, enjoying the status of being the first institution of its kind to transform from private to public
Kabale University has great potential of being the leading university in the Great Lakes Region, given its location and opportunity of offering quality education to the Anglophone and Francophone parts of the region, thereby enhancing social and economic integration.
The university is organised into the following academic units:
School of Medicine
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Services
Faculty of Engineering, Technology, Applied Design and Fine Art
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Science
Institute of Languages
Certificate programmes at Kabale University
Certificate Secretarial Studies
Certificate in Social Work and Social Administration
Certificate in Public Administration and Management
Certificate in Records Management
Certificate in Counseling
Certificate in Library and Information Science
Certificate in Computer Applications
Advanced Certificate in Electrical Installation and Fitting
Advanced Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Certificate in Civil Engineering
Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation
Craft Certificate in Civil Engineering
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Diploma programs at Kabale University
Diploma in Computer Science
Diploma in Computer Science
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Education (Primary Education)
Diploma in Education (Secondary Education)
Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration
Diploma in Business Administration and Management
Diploma in Records Management
Diploma in Public Administration and Management
Diploma in Health Management
Diploma in French
Diploma in Swahili
Diploma in Counseling
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
Post-graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Undergraduate degree programs at Kabale University
Bachelor of Arts in education
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts in economics
Bachelor of Arts in social work and social administration
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in public administration and management
Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Land Use Planning and Management
Bachelor of Tourism Management
Bachelor of Environmental Sciences
BSc in Building & Civil Engineering
BSc in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
Postgraduate degree programmes at Kabale University.
Master of Arts in Educational Management
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Development Studies
Masters in Public Administration & Management
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management