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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private university established in 1993, and owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference.

UMU received a civil University Charter in 2005 from government, to legitimize its existence and autonomy. UMU started with two faculties, 84 students and 7 staff members. UMU now offers full-time, weekend/part time, and distance-learning courses. Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and countries like Uganda, the rest of Africa and world-wide. UMU now has 134 academic staff and 84 administrative staff.


To provide quality higher education, training and research for the betterment of society guided by ethical values.


To be a University that is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research, advancement of knowledge and community engagement.

During the next ten years the University has seven major goals. These are: To provide high quality education based on Christian values and principles. To promote research and publication. To signicantly improve the ICT resources and facilities to match the increasing demands of the university. To diversify the income base of the University. To create an education environment that will deliver specic programs to meet national and international expectations. To enhance development of individual character without compromising human values. To provide quality services that support the fullment of the goals and objectives of the university.


UMU espouses the following guiding principles Transparency Accountability Reliability Action based on institutional ethos Quality.


Mbale here we come!!

Uganda Martyrs University has nally started in Mbale. This is an opportunity for not only Mbale but the eastern region, you dont have to travel long distances any more to acquire quality education. We at UMU are grateful for the over whelming welcome we have received so far and hope to have your continued support as stakeholders with us in leading the world in virtue and wisdom. In this souvenir newsletter, we introduce you to the different role players in Uganda Martyrs University. The governing council, management, heads of departments, deans and the programmes offered. We are glad to start off UMU- Mbale campus with courses in; Diploma in Computer Science and Information technology Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (Specialisations: Management and Marketing, Procurement and Finance and Accounting) Bachelor of Arts in Ethics and Development Studies Master of Arts in Development Studies Master of Business Administration and Management(Specialisations: Finance, Management and Marketing) Please pass by our ofces at St Austin Catholic Church in Mbale for any inquires or send us a message at we will be at your service. Come let us work together in making a difference in the world. Amelia Zalwango Kaggwa, Public Relations Ofcer, Uganda Martyrs University

Archbishop of Tororo
Welcome Uganda Martyrs University to Tororo Archdiocese. I am glad to have been availed space in this newsletter to express my sentiments of joy in regard to the coming of Uganda Martyrs University to the Archdiocese of Tororo. Uganda Martyrs University was started in 1993 as a faithbased private University by the Catholic Church in Uganda. It derives its mission from a Christian understanding of education that is to develop an integral person by providing high quality education within a conducive environment so as to produce professionals of varying academic competencies with critical and creative abilities and who will contribute positively to the nation and the world at large, while observing values of service and respect. The University also upholds Christs mandate of spreading the Good News to all indiscriminately. When I took over the Archdiocese as its Local Ordinary, I found UMU had just opened a regional Coordinating Centre and I thought to myself, why have only the coordination? I took up the idea seriously and formed a committee to look into the possibility of opening a Campus of UMU in Tororo Archdiocese. Now I can say with a great smile that it has arrived. Education has traditionally been about reading, writing and arithmetic but for me it is more than that. Education must have for its object, the formation of character, preparing students to engage in activities that will make societies generous, prosperous, clean and safe. It is not proper to train the head and let the heart run wild. Culture and character should not be allowed to walk miles apart. A persons life should not be stuffed with academics only while manners, morals and spirituality are left out of the picture. Education aims at informed action and not merely minds lled with facts and factoids. True education does more than enabling us to pass exams. It forms the common mind. It creates the realm for the application of knowledge beyond simple understanding. UMU has come to do all the above and it seeks to stand real with your painful sacrices and generous material support. The responsibility is ours. May you all be a TEAM: for together each achieves more. As the second Archbishop of Tororo, I am proud to have my name linked to the founding of UMU Mbale Campus because I believe so strongly in the vision on which it is based and also trust that all the people of Tororo Ecclesiastical Province and beyond will turn that vision into reality. So I exhort all of you to keep the ame of hope, aspire, serve and achieve. Uganda Martyrs University is currently the only one that can truly make a difference in your life. Try it and you will prove me right! It is built on a rm and sound Christian doctrine. It has an Institute of Ethics and Development Studies. In a Country like ours where corruption is the order of the day Uganda Martyrs University is the answer. I pray that the re will keep burning in you all. And that this Campus will transform the lives of those who study and work there and will play its part in the great development of education in this part of our country, Uganda. To all I say Virtute et sapentia Duc Mundum. God bless you all Most Rev. Denis Lote Kiwanuka Archbishop of Tororo

out as a model of the City of God. It has come to give a glimpse of what the City of God is like. There is an African proverb which says it takes the whole village to educate a child. The actual arrival of UMU - Mbale Campus - represents hopes and achievements of many people. I salute all who have worked hard to have the UMU Mbale Campus started. It is now up to the rest of us to play our own part. The campus needs concerted efforts from all of us for it to take root, grow, ourish and bear good fruits that will last. The Campus has future plans of expansion that will only become

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His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

His Grace Most Rev. John Baptist Odama Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference Chancellor Uganda Martyrs University

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 1 4 Rt. Rev. Bishop Charles Martin Wamika Rt. Rev. Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha Rt. Rev. Bishop Robert Muhiirwa Prof. Charles L. M. Olweny Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph Kisekka Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simeon Wanyama Mr. Innocent Byuma Mr. Euzebio Akiiki Katoroogo Ms. Stella Nanzala Dr. Lonjino M. Ogwal Mr. Severino Javuru Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo Fr. Charles Lwanga Dr. Pupulio S. N. A. Ssekimpi Mrs. Auleria L. Kauka Msgr. Edward Baingana-Muntu Mrs. Vennie Murangira Kasande Dr. Jude Ssebuwufu Dr. Everd Maniple Bikaitwoha Mr. Gervase Ndyanabo Lady Justice Christine N. B. Kitumba Sr. M. Magdalen de Pazzi Mr. Hillary Mugisha Mr. John Agaba Ms. Sussie Mukiibi Chairman Governing Council Uganda Episcopal Conference Uganda Episcopal Conference Vice-Chancellor Deputy Vice-Chancellor, AA Deputy Vice-Chancellor, FA Registrar/Secretary Director, Human Resources Chief Finance Ofcer Gulu Ecclesiastical Province Gulu Ecclesiastical Province Kampala Ecclesiastical Province Kampala Ecclesiastical Province Tororo Ecclesiastical Province Tororo Ecclesiastical Province Mbarara Ecclesiastical Province Mbarara Ecclesiastical Province Senate Representative Staff Representative Accounting/Finance Legal Profession ARU/AMSRIU UMUSU President Ministry of Education & Sports UMU Alumni Representative

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on 26th March, 2010 to accredit the Mbale facilities as a campus of UMU for 12 months at which point another review will be undertaken. The selection of the date for the formal opening i.e. 18th October, 2010 was not fortuitous. It was after careful thought and deliberation. UMU rst opened its doors on that day at its main campus Nkozi, and it was on that day in 1964 that His Holiness Pope Paul VI canonised the 22 Uganda Martyrs. The 18th October has been designated UMU day and is celebrated in style. It is a university holiday, and over the last two years we have held Inaugural Lectures delivered by UMUs eminent scholars. This year we have chosen to celebrate UMUs 17th birth day again in style by announcing publicly an achievement of an important mile stone viz. the opening of our second campus. We are grateful for the support for this endeavour given to us by The Most Reverend Denis Lote Kiwanuka Archbishop of Tororo. We indeed appreciate the wise counsel and input by His Grace in the planning procSciences. During 2001 UMU had only one Branch in Rubaga in addition to the Main Campus at Nkozi. The University now has a Campus at Mbale and two Branches at Rubaga and Masaka. Two additional Campuses are due to open in the not too distant future. The number of afliated institutions has also grown to include St John the Baptist Ggaba Primary Teachers College, Philosophy Centre Jinja, St. Francis Counsellor Training Centre Mbarara, Fatima Institute Sierra

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Charles L.M. Olweny, MD, FRACP Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Expansion Policy approved by both Senate and Governing Council early in 2009, underscores the need to have UMUs presence and impact felt in all the four Ecclesiastical Provinces of Uganda. So far UMUs activities have mostly been in the Ecclesiastical Province of Kampala. It is with delight that we now publicly announce the opening of our second campus at Mbale in the Ecclesiastical Province of Tororo. Following the visit by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 14th January, 2010 to assess the facilities, permission was granted by the NCHE at its meeting held

ess. The actual planning has been on-going for about three years. As we welcome the pioneer students to this campus, we would like to assure them that they have chosen well, and that UMU will not let them down. A university is perhaps the greatest of all social inventions, a marvel of civilisation and certainly a product of collective human wisdom working at its best. The Honourable Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario, Canadas largest Province once said, Societys survival has always relied on the transfer of skills and abilities from one generation to the next. What is new is the level and depth of knowledge and skills required to succeed. That implies therefore, that we as a community should endeavour to access and provide the best education in the world, and UMU shall endeavour to do precisely that for Uganda and in particular for the entire community in Tororo Ecclesiastical Province. We continue to lead the world by virtue and wisdom. I remain yours truly in the name of UMU.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Administration
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simeon Wanyama Uganda Martyrs University is a great place to be. I have seen it grow from less than 450 students when I joined the academic staff of UMU in 2001 to the present number which is close to 4500 students in 2010. The infrastructure has also greatly expanded with new students hostels on and off campus, additional lecture rooms, a new library, additional staff quarters, a Registry and the new artistic block for Health

Leone, Bishop Magambo Counsellor Training Institute, Virika, Fort Portal, Mbuye Farm School - Rakai, Uganda Catholic Social CentreRubaga, Kisubi Brothers University College (KBUC) and Uganda Martyrs University Nile Campus. The expansion reected in the above developments shows the dynamism of the University and its interest in serving the Church and the Nation, as well as the international community.


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UMU values its international character and has links with various universities which include: Notre Dame in the USA, St. Marys Halifax and Manitoba in Canada, Groningen and Nijmegen in the Netherlands and Johannes Keppler University, Linz, in Austria. Both the student and staff community consists of members from more than 20 different countries. Among the guiding principles of the University is the desire to maintain high quality in everything the University does. Quality at UMU is not limited to the academic life but to all aspects of the life of the University. To this end, the University has received quite a number of national and international awards which will be mentioned later in this newsletter. It is also exciting to note that we have been receiving very positive feedback from the present and prospective employers of our students due to the ability of our alumni to adapt and learn easily in the assignments given to them and also to act with a lot of motivation and minimum for students who can identify with the positive values that we cherish and uphold. The opening of Mbale Campus is another milestone in our growth and presence in other Regions of the country. We are happy that we have been able to come closer to the students in the Eastern Region of Uganda and we are ready to build and strengthen relationships with prospective students and other stakeholders. Please come and join in this effort by either becoming students in any of the Campuses and Branches of UMU or giving us your support in any way within your means. We appreciate your prayers and well wishes. We shall be happy to work with prospective students to develop their careers because their success is also our success. We value our students and our alumni and believe that, together, we can make a positive difference where it counts most.

supervision. The ethical manner in which they conduct themselves is also very much appreciated. This is a tradition that we at UMU are very proud of and would like to continue. We are committed to continuous improvement in whatever we do and are looking

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From the rst two initial faculties of Business Administration Associate Professor Dr. KISEKKA Joseph Dear Friends, It is a tradition at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) to celebrate UMU day bringing back sweet memories when UMU rst opened her doors on 18th October 1993 to the rst Students. Apart from being a reliving of that event, celebrating UMU day is an occasion of thanksgiving; grateful to God for having inspired the very rst dreamer of setting up a Catholic University in Uganda, for having given the founders the courage to take bold decisions to establish it and for all other stakeholders both past, present and those to come for having associated themselves with the growth of UMU. ance and International Studies. These are given vigor by the solidarity from the Coordinating Unit of Quality Assurance, Centre for Distance Learning Studies, the Library, the School of Postgraduate Studies, the Directorates of Research, and Outreach. Started with no Afliates, now UMU has several afliated and accredited Institutions including Branches and Campuses. Again, celebrating the 17th Anniversary at Mbale campus is a visible sign of UMU`s resolve, guided by her vision, mission, core values and guiding principles as outlined in her Strategic Plan 2010-2020, to not only make a difference as her slogan goes but also to follow her motto of `In virtue and wisdom lead the world` to its logical and natural conclusion. `In virtue and wisdom lead the world` is both a command and a wish. Let us therefore

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and Management and the Institute of Ethics and Development Studies, UMU has grown from strength to strength by establishing other quality faculties with departments which at present include The Faculty of the Built Environment, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Health Sciences, The Faculty of Agriculture, The East African School of Diplomacy Govern-

act like the Martyrs of Uganda in whose footsteps we trail to take the values that we espouse seriously by showing total commitment. I urge all stakeholders to continue always to ask for something more and better; this will keep challenging UMU and will help her to innovate her programs while insisting on total quality control. May I take this opportunity to congratulate The Faculty of the Built Environment upon her I0.10.10 anniversary. Mention goes to the Faculty of Health Sciences which is to house the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) programme soon to begin in St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital at Nsambya. Best wishes to The East African School of Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies which opened her doors to the rst candidates this month. I glory with the Nile University campus of Uganda Martyrs University that started this year. We should all hug ourselves over the establishment of Mbale Campus whose ofcial opening is today 18th October, the day when the Martyrs of Uganda were canonized in 1964. A splendid coincidence indeed! To my dear staff - colleagues, best wishes. To my dear students at all levels the ball is in your hands to determine what you will make of UMU and what UMU will make of you. Be blessed.

Ms. Chrisitine Florence Kizito Dean of students Mr. Euzibio Katoroogo Akiiki Director Human Resources Mr. Innocent Byuma Academic Registrar

Ms. Stella Nanzala Chief Finance Ofcer

The university has been recognized nationally and internationally for some of its activities. UMU awards included: The Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (MESA) Award for 2009. 1st Runner up at the Ugandan Universities Exhibition of 2009 whose theme was Community Outreach. The 2006 Association of Commonwealth Universities award for Public Relation, Marketing and Communi cation in the website category. A nomination as the Commonwealth University of the year (by the Times Higher Education Supplement) in 2006. The Best University in Uganda in 2005 award as selected by East African Institute of Social Research based at Makerere. The Ex Corde Ecclesiae Medal from the Federation of International Catholic Universities in 2003. Validation visits by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Uganda Society of Architects (USA), The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA.) Accreditation by the Uganda Society of Architects and The Commonwealth Association of Architects in 2008 (the only University in Uganda with Accredited programs in Architecture).


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Sr. KOBUSINGYE, Prisca Assoc Sc. (Massachusetts); BSc (Hartford Connecticut); MBA (Worcester, USA) The Faculty of Business Administration and Management is one of the pioneer departments at Uganda Martyrs University and it was established to bridge the gap between managerial theory and practice. The main thrust of the faculty consists in providing courses that will train students to understand and internalize managerial theory taking into consideration the relevancy of this theory to the job market and equip them with useful, managerial skills and attitudes applicable to varied work scenarios. The vision of the Faculty is to be one of the Africas most renowned and internationally respected schools of management education, comprising of a community of celebrated scholars, lecturers, students and alumni whose creative work and moral integrity transforms the quality of the learning and practice of management by sound critical up- to date and practical business transactions. The Facultys mission is to offer a competitive and morally sensitive management education of high quality and excellence that meets the needs of modern society through continuous evaluation and revision of courses offered in response to constructive modern developments in the job market. The programs consists of lectures, tutorials, private study, individual and group assignments, tests, workshops/seminars, eld assignments, special projects and management skill development sessions intended to enhance managerial insights, vision, and high integrity. It prepares the students to be marketable to potential employers and job creators of managerial of sustainable micro-nance and we supply the necessary tools to create and operate successful sustainable micro-nance institutions. The program attracts students working in nancial and micro-nance institutions. Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (Full-time, 3years) trains an all-rounder, managerially and behaviorally manager. The faculty has adapted a pragmatic structure of interlinked three broad specialized areas of Marketing and Management, Finance and Accounting and Procurement in order to form graduates who are management and policy-oriented practioners. Day and evening programs in various campuses follow the same structure. Master of Business Administration program provides a high level of professional and practical training in business administration and management in response to the growing globalization of the world economy and increasing number of companies and organizations that require managers with creative potential of result-oriented management and insightful strategic future. The Faculty employs full-time and distinguished scholars within the country and abroad to ensure quality education and excellence, meet challenges and cater for busy executives and the modern competitive environment. As a faculty we are determined to lead the world in virtue and wisdom.

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insights in varied circumstances. Programs offered: In conjunction with GTZ we offer a Diploma and a Degree in Micro-nance and Community Economic Development to provide a practical understanding



Development Studies. IEDS is a ag-bearer of a holistic approach to learning and integral formation of men and women who can lead the world with and in virtue and wisdom, just as the University motto puts it (virtute et sapientia duc mundum). The Institute is a department that has enviously protected the uniqueness of Uganda Martyrs University: the University founded on Christian values and Ethics. The Institute has always had an international avour. Our staff come from or have studied from various parts of the globe. Our students also come from many parts of the world on full time, part time, distance learning, and exchange programmes. Students come from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, The DRC, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, South Africa, Holland, Belgium, Slovenia, Britain, United States of America, and many others. Among our students and former students, especially in the Programmes of Democracy and Development Studies, are several VIPs including Members of Parliament, Heads of Political Parties, RDCs, LCV Chairpersons, and Security/Defence men and women. Institute of Ethics and Development Studies also accredits academic programmes of a number of institutions in Uganda and elsewhere: Uganda

Dr. SSEBUWUF, Jude B.A Phil (MUK); B.A Theo (Urban); B.A Ed, M.A Ed, PhD (UNISAL) IEDS is one of the two oldest academic departments in UMU. It is among the pioneer departments of the University. In the 17 years of the Universitys existence IEDS has steadily grown: the academic programmes have multiplied to meet the needs of society and the numbers of applicants have enormously grown. By the end of last academic year we had about 1,500 students (excluding students from afliated/accredited institutions). Soon we hope to become a School School of Ethics and

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Catholic Social Training Centre-Rubaga, Jinja Philosophy Centre, Jinja, Nyamitanga St. Francis Counselling Training Institute, Mbarara, St. Paul Fatima Institute, Sierra Leone, Nile University Campus, Arua and others such as the Multitech Academy, Kampala, yet to be accredited. We marry theory and praxis and discourage verbatim repetition of lecture notes. We also have courses that are basically praxis-oriented: students learn to make wine, paper, soap, local medicine; they learn to make project proposals and implementation of business plans in course units such as Development in Practice and Indigenous knowledge, and Project Planning and Management as well as Entrepreneurship, respectively. Our students carry out various activities in the community to improve on the lives of the people around the campus; students do identify needy people in the village and, together with their lecturers, devise means to provide for such people. Our students are also encouraged to do Internship before they graduate. We send them to work in the Parliament, Local Government units, and various NGOs and Parastatals.


Ms. NSHEMEREIRWE, Connie BSc Eng. (Civil) (MUK); MSc ETSD (Twente) The Faculty has made great strides in Built Environment education and research, for which we are proud: The Faculty was the rst in Sub-Saharan Africa (outside South Africa) to offer a graduate professional programme in architecture, and the rst in East Africa to offer a Master of Architecture (professional) programme fully validated by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education and the Uganda Society of Architects. The Faculty maintains one of the only functional Building Materials Testing Laboratories in Uganda. A low Student to Staff Ratio (currently 1:8) ensuring more interaction between students and instructors. International faculty from Uganda, Australia, Belgium, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as Occasional Visiting Professors from Australia, Botswana, South Africa, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Our unique programme allows students to continue their professional studies in professional schools with a similar structure. Students have continued their studies in the United States of America, South Africa, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom, in elds as diverse as Architecture, Urban Design,



In October 2010, the Faculty of the Built Environment will achieve a signicant milestone: Ten Years of Built Environment Education and Research at the Uganda Martyrs University. Since its establishment in 2000, the Faculty has graduated 72 students from the undergraduate programme, and a further 10 from the graduate professional programme in Architecture. Current students number over 90 students from across East and Central Africa; most of these are seeking to become professional architects, but others hope to pursue the alternative paths of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, and Building Technology. Some of the graduates of the undergraduate programme have also gone on to undertake professional education in these disciplines.

Structural Engineering, and Project Management. Architecture professional programme Validated by the Uganda Society of Architects / Uganda National Council for Higher Education (2008) Over 20 Refereed publications (Book Chapters, Journal Articles, Conference Papers) Our commitment to Quality is of utmost importance, and is a key driving force for the ongoing development and benchmarking of our programme against cutting edge practices across the globe.

Fr. KIWANUKA N. Henry Bsc Math/Econ; M.A Div (USF); MSc Math (Marquette). Established in 1997, the faculty of Science has a vision derived from the recognition that real national development of Uganda starts from serious study and Understanding of science. Without a large section of the population internalizing science subjects and applying scientic methods of solving problems, development is bound to be staggered and slow. The faculty is, therefore, committed to training competent, high-level manpower in science subjects that will form a backbone for the stock of scientists in and outside Uganda. The faculty also encourages enhancement and updating of staff skills by facilitating attainment of higher qualications either through conventional studies and research, and to publish results in local and international publications.


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(a) Bachelor of Science Degree (Full time) (b) Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (Full time) (c) Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology (full time and part time) (d) Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics (Full time) (e) Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Mathematics (Full time) (f) Master of Science Degree in Information Systems (Both full time and part time) (g) Master of Science Degree in Development Economics (Full time and part time) (h) Master of Science Degree in ICT (Full time) Students graduating from Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology shall be able to effectively design, construct and deploy quality tools for the organizations. These students will be equipped with skills to take on either technical or managerial positions in the eld of IT. Bachelor of Science graduates specialize in two elds and are prepared as technical professional who can work with ease in the area of specialization, business to assist in the eld of education. Students graduating from Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics will be equipped with mathematical concepts and strong analytical and applied skills which will enable them to work in a number of organizations as Banking, Insurance, Commerce, NGOs and Research Organizations. Bachelor of Science in Business Economics graduates are armed with basic economic concepts and strong analytical skills which enable them to work in areas as; banking, NGOs, research organizations, Government institutions especially in planning departments and business corporations.

At the faculty, we have three departments a) Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)b) Economics c) Mathematics and Statistics and we offer the following courses.

Prof. OTAALA, Barnabas B.A (London); M.A Ed (Columbia Univ. New York) The faculty of education, as the University, and Uganda, shares the national dream of making higher education more accessible to all. This end our goals include: 1.Translating the trends and policies in education in to useful learning and support materials. 2. Meeting student needs through development of suitable learner materials. 3. Producing guides for trainers and educators. Our module production programme includes: 1. The production of high quality interactive materials for students and educators doing programmes by Distance education. 2. The development of suitable language and communication materials for tertiary education that are in tune with current language and communication needs. We understand the need to upgrade Ugandas delivery capacity through distance education and therefore our materials are specically designed for education at a distance and for self - directed learning. Over the years we have developed a strong pool of qualied module producers who are knowledgeable in various areas of learning.


Dr. BWETE, Vincent MB ChD; MPH (MUST); MHSM (UMU) Healthcare Management courses at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) started in 1996 upon request from the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) which had realized a couple of challenges within its nationwide network of health facilities. The key challenges were: 1.Managers of health units, despite their commitment and qualications in clinical subjects, were not qualied in management and were having many problems in executing their duties. The problems were mainly in the management of human, nancial and material resources; lack of competences in strategic and operational planning; lack of competences in project proposal writing and in resource mobilization. 2.Most managers were appointed on the basis of trust only, without consideration for their technical competence. 3.Many expatriate managers, especially missionaries, were departing. 4.Most foreign assistance through missionaries and old contacts was dwindling. 5.Several local managers were qualied in other aspects of management but had no idea about the valuebased management required in the health sector. There was a need to, therefore, create a local cadre of managers who were competent in managing health institutions with a feeling for the social values that govern the health sector. A Diploma in Hospital Administration was started by the Faculty of Business Administration and Management (BAM),

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with 9 participants from the Catholic health network under scholarship from Memisa Medicus Mundi, a Dutch NGO. A Masters degree programme in Hospital Administration started in 1997 with 3 candidates. However, the entire Ugandan health sector was undergoing reform, due to economic pressure and global inuences. Decentralisation of the health sector and public-private partnership in health (PPPH) were setting in. Private-not-for-prot (PNFP) health facilities were on the brink of collapse due to increasing poverty in the country, loss of external support and weak management. In response, they were increasing their fees and thus, making their services more and more inaccessible to the progressively poorer population. Even managers qualied in Public Health did not have managerial skills because their training did not give special attention to managerial issues. PNFP facilities had to get ready and to be capable to account for public resources received from donors and from the government under the PPPH. The students of the faculty largely come from Uganda, but we get some from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Burundi and Malawi. We have also got some from Italy in the past.

Dr. KUDAMBA, Charles BVM (Univ. of Nairobi); MSc (Queensland) The Faculty of Agriculture was initiated in 2000 with the major objective of meeting the current qualitative and quantitative demand of Agricultural Professionals that are focused on the development of agricultural sector from subsistence to commercial farming with in Uganda and in the region. From the Associate Degree program the Faculty has evolved to Bachelors and Masters Programs. It is now offering three programs. At an undergraduate level two innovative distance learning programs of a Bsc. in Agriculture and Bsc Organic Agriculture are being offered since 2003 and 2005, respectively. One Masters of Science in Agro ecology has started this year 2010 with an enrollment of over 50 students. This is conducted on a part time executive week end basis. In the pipe line are a full time Bachelor of Agriculture and Masters of Science in Sustainable Plant Health (part time). The Faculty also runs, annually, an Organic Sector Short Course for practicing farmers, extension workers and other professional to introduce to them the principles of organic farming. turists with sustainable resource management hands on skills, in order to meet the university goal of creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere where intellectual and moral value are a priority , while contributing to the national goal of modernizing agriculture .


Produce a graduate with capacity to create jobs and with a round knowledge of agriculture that translate into real physical and nancial output.



To holistically build a critical quality and quantity of professional agricul-

i.To provide high quality education, designed to meet the dynamic demands of the agricultural sector ii.To execute research, disseminate appropriate knowledge and skills for modernization, improved productivity and protability of Agriculture iii.To collaborate with other stakeholders in development i.e. Research Institutions, Universities, NGO, Local and Central Governments to help in modernizing agriculture.


Mr. BALIGIDDE, Samuel Herbert B.A; M.A Ed Mgt (MUK); MPA (PWU, USA) What started as a vision by the Vice Chancellor and then a Management Concept Paper has become reality after three years of consultation with the relevant stakeholders and networking with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Tourism, and as a result of meticulous planning and the input of local and internationally recognized Professors and scholars. The establishment of the East African School of Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies is one of the latest additions to UMUs strategies in starting programmes for serving the local and international community. The rst crop of graduate students attended their rst lectures on 1st October 2010. Understanding the complex nature of decision making in foreign policy and insight into the multi-dimensional dynamics of contemporary diplomacy are crucial not only to foreign relations but also to good global business. Besides, analytical perspectives on the impact of the globalization of politics, trade, nances, environmental issues and economic development require broad-based inter-disciplinary knowledge acquired through intensive study, simulation of real life situations, group discussions and research. The EASDGIS Masters programme in Diplomacy and International Studies is therefore designed to combine depth of specialization in a particular area

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of study with breadth of knowledge of related disciplines concerned with international affairs. A student who satisfactorily completes the programme and at once decides to take up employment in Government, the private sector or international organizations will have had the advantage of graduate training that is inter-disciplinary, multi-dimensional and better focused towards solving the challenges of today. EASDGIS has three departments; The Department of Diplomacy and International Studies, the Department of Good Governance and Peace Studies and International Trade Policy and Law. The Objectives of the Department of Diplomacy and International Studies include; To train participants with career ambitions in jobs with an international dimension, Foreign Service Ofcers, Staff of NGOs, International Organizations, UN Agencies and Multi-national Corporations in Protocol and Diplomatic skills. To prepare participants in all aspects of international affairs including foreign relations, international trade, international politics, international law, environmental issues, global communication, peace and justice. To equip participants with the techniques of Diplomatic negotiations and mediation. the overall eld of peace and conict transformation trough writing, publishing and the use of other non-formal means of communication. To train students to acquire a critical thinking on the aspect of existing knowledge and theory in the eld of peace and conict transformation which will enable them to contribute positively to development. Handle conict at all levels, including the interpersonal, with increased sensitivity and resourcefulness and taking the opportunities for positive change. The Objectives of the Department of International Trade Policy and Law are; To contribute to a pool of competent national negotiators in trade matters. To build long-term capacity in traderelated policy issues at the national and regional levels To provide an opportunity for trade practitioners to strengthen their knowledge of the theoretical aspects of international trade. To provide an opportunity to potential trade policy analysts and negotiators to understand the practical aspects of international trade through internship/research.

To enable participants identify and analyse the causes of war in order to promote effective peace-making, conict resolution and management. The Objectives of the Department of Good Governance and Peace Studies include; To contribute to students growth in


Assoc. Prof. OTAALA, Laura B.A (MUK); M.A (Ling) Univ. of Nairobi; PhD (Univ. of WC)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers disciplines that study the human condition using analytic, critical and speculative as opposed to the empirical approaches used in the natural and social sciences. As a result, the Faculty is preparing a breed of social workers that will be relevant to the current times. Through providing instruction in English Language Grammar, Literature

and Composition, Oral Communication Skills, Original and Critical writing skills and Business English as core courses, the Faculty facilitates Uganda Martyrs Universitys rmly held belief that, whatever their areas of endeavour, all student need functional generic skills in the areas of communication, entrepreneurship and information communication technology. In fact, plans are underway to introduce the teaching of French, Kiswahili and Chinese-responsive to the needs presented by the contemporary trend of political

and economic globalization and regionalization.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Charles Ssekyewa Over the years, the University has established itself as a research-led higher education institution that roots its community engagement and teaching programs in a rigorous assessment and, subsequently, thorough understanding of relevant individual and community needs. This has been enabled by the Universitys conviction that relevance relates to context, meaning that the design of relevant teaching and community service programs necessitates participatory, interdisciplinary, multi-sector and cross-cultural needs assessment. Accordingly, Uganda Martyrs University presents itself to its immediate and wider community as a partner for engagement rather than an expert with a magic wand that can solve all their development problems without their contribution. Therefore, in collaboration with the School of Postgraduate Studies, which is in charge of student research, the Universitys Research Directorate facilitates participatory, interdisciplinary and multicultural community needs assessment the results of which form the basis for the Universitys research, community outreach and teaching programs. This has resulted into pursuit of a research agenda that focuses on priority community needs like food security, poverty alleviation, environ-

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mental sustainability, healthcare and ethics whilst mainstreaming indigenous knowledge, values and heritage. To promote the mainstreaming indigenous knowledge, values and heritage, the Research Directorate runs the African Research Documentation Center; African Research Museum--the only one of its kind in East Africa; and Mtati Mwafrika or African Researcher, a monograph series that publishes denitive research ndings relevant to the understanding of the African reality. On behalf of the University, the Directorate also promotes the partnership of the Universitys staff and students with governments and research centers of excellence. As a result, the University is in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Uganda, University of Notre Dame, Sida/Sarec, University of Groningen, National Organic Agriculture Movement, the European Union, Asia Caribbean and Pacic Organization, International Federation of Catholic Universities, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Catholic Medical Bureau, the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) and Nufc. Uganda Martyrs University has the distinction of converting its research into products. Annually, the Research Directorate hosts an annual conference, at which research ndings are disseminated, validated and discussed by scholars and members of the general public. In addition, the University sponsors the publication of the Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, which provides a platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss contemporary issues from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. The Universitys research has also been translated into teaching units and programs and, in 1999, the World Bank noted that, rather than be encumbered by any particular academic tradition, Uganda Martyrs University evolves innovative curricula-based on rigorous assessment of identied individual and community needs.


Tororo Archdiocese initiated discussions and eventually reached an agreement with Uganda Martyrs University in December 2007 to open a Regional Centre in Mbale to help UMU Coordinate its programmes. In 2008 UMU opened ofces at St Austins Church in Mbale. This memorandum of understanding also stipulated that Uganda Martyrs University was to eventually start Week-end and Evening lectures at the centre. A campus was to be set up on Mbale college land. On 26 March. 2010, the National Council for Higher Education accredited Mbale Centre as a Campus of UMU. Following this approval, the Campus started rigorous advertising for the rightful Students to apply for admission. On 9 /9/ 2010, Mbale Campus opened its doors for its pioneer students in the following degree Courses:Signing the memorandum of 1.Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. understanding 2.Bachelor of Ethics and Development Studies 3.Master of Business Administration 4.Master of Arts in Development Studies 5.A Diploma in information Technology. Mbale Campus has a very conducive atmosphere for studies and enjoys tremendous support from the archdiocese and a warm welcome by communities in the region. The Campus has enough, well qualied and experienced lecturers to teach and guide students in their research. You are therefore welcome to join or give support to this young Campus that is determined to be the pride and centre of excellence in this region. FABIAN .J. WAKHOLI



Alex Agaba Abisagi N. Kasoma Jane Apila Thomas Niwamara Amelia Zalwango David N. Tshimba Aloysius Byaruhanga Tony Ojok Jude Ssempebwa Ceaser C. Buti Susan Ninsiima Esther Gensi Harriet Mutonyi Benardine Bukomeko Eleanor Naisikwe

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Our society is in a period of great transition, a time when we are witnessing the breakdown of families, the disappearance of supportive communities, the disregard of traditional values. Yet, we are also entering a time of extraordinary achievements when the world is truly becoming a global village, a time where there seems no limit to what a determined human can do. At Kisubi Brothers University College, we attempt to prepare you for the challenges of a dynamic environment by serving as guides on your process of learning to assess right from wrong, form your own convictions, and assume your rightful responsibility. We seek to prepare you to serve as your own guide, soon becoming capable of serving as role models to others. The Kisubi Brothers University College educators will not attempt to instill in you their own convictions or beliefs, nor will they try to mold you into their image. No, they will seek to draw from you the powers and the gifts that lay dormant within you, facilitating the unfolding of the beauty and the strengths that God has seeded in you. They will nurture the unique being that is you, serving as mentors, facilitators, traveling companions on the journey to adulthood. Humans thrive in community, more fullled from nurturing one another than through any other activity, learning from one another, ever dependent upon a helping hand. As you are blessed by a supportive community, you too will learn to bless others by your own presence and your own gifts. The joy and the love you give to others will soon become the transformative source of meaning and purpose in your own life. Br. Francis Blouin Director, Kisubi Brothers University College

In 1998, Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) started master programmes on full time at the main campus in Nkozi and later in 2000, expanded its reach to Kampala by opening Rubaga Campus at Uganda Catholic Social Training Centre. The Institute of Ethics and Development Studies and Faculty of Business Administration and Management being the pioneers introduced the Master of Arts in Development Studies and Master of Business Administration with 22 and 34 students respectively on part time. In 2006, the Faculty of Science joined with its Master of Science in Development Economics; revived the Master of Science in Information System in 2008 and introduced a new Master of Science programme in ICT Management, Policy and Architectural Design in 2010 all on weekend teaching. In 2008, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences opened both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes of Master of Human Rights and Bachelor of Social Development and Counselling. With the increasing demand of part time programmes, UMU opened a new branch at Rubaga next to the Nurses Hostel of Rubaga Hospital. The East African School of Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies moved to this campus in 2010 and has enrolled students in Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts in International Trade, Policy and Law and Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies. The year has also seen Faculty of Agriculture entering the new campus with Master of Science in AgroEcology and Faculty of BAM introducing its popular Bachelor of Business Administration and Management on day programme.


by Mary Stella Apiyo, Ag. Personal Assistant DVC AA

Opened in Masaka town in the year 2008, its located at Bwala Hill, just after Masaka Senior Secondary School. All our lecturers are deployed by UMU respective faculties and we offer the following courses; Undergraduate Courses: o Dip. Computer Science and Information Technology o Business Administration and Management, and o Social Development and Counseling. Postgraduate Courses: o Masters in Business Administration and Management o Master of Arts in Development Studies The Branch is coordinated by Fr. Joseph N. Ssembatya (M.Ed.) Contacts: Coordinator: +256 772 571293, Secretary: +256 782 088244

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Nile University Campus of Uganda Martyrs University is founded as a Community Based Institution in the northwestern region of Uganda. It is situated in Arua District. The history of Nile University and eventually as a Campus of Uganda Martyrs University dates as far back as 1860s when St. Daniel Comboni had a plan of starting a University with four learning Centers in the Equatorial region and along the various coasts of Africa. A plan of a re-birth or re-generation of Africa. His famous slogan was, Save Africa with Africans. Nile University Campus started as a Community based Private University in August 2003, with the aim of promoting quality education, academic excellence, professional practice, and integral growth and development. Nile University was registered with the Registrar of Companies on 6th Nov.2002; as a legal entity under the Companys Act (Cap.85) of the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. National Council for Higher Education inspected the newly established University project from 29th to 30th September 2003 and awarded it Letter of Interim Authority for four years (2004 2008). Director Nile University

There is something about Uganda Martyrs University that makes it stand out from other Universities. One month prior to reporting day, I had a tour around the main campus, I was fascinated. The campus is spacious and peaceful, just the perfect place for an excellent education. I could not wait for the semester to begin, and when it did, I was not disappointed. The Uganda Martyrs Students Union (UMUSU) was very welcoming and this made me feel I already belonged. Students life at UMU is intriguing. There are always these interesting events where we really get to interact and socialize with one another. After lectures, the sports ground is open to anyone who wishes to exercise or relax after a tough day. Students can engage in football, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton and many others, the list is endless! The lectures at UMU are taken seriously though. It is a University that prioritizes making a difference and this is primarily through educating and equipping students with skills to make them professionals once they are out of the University setting. One cannot feel the impact of quality education that UMU provides if one misses lectures. The lecturers are so much involved in their work, as a matter of fact, they enjoy what they do. The relationship between lecturers and students is that of respect and friendship which is quite remarkable. The system of tea hi g n o teaching nvolves teaching iinvolves achas a competitive advantage when compared with other universities. This shows it is the right place to be for with wisdom and knowledge we lead the World. It is not surprising that a number of people believe that to get quality education and to realize ones potential in higher educ ca cation in Uganda to today, one has to lo look at Uganda M Martyrs University an and no other place. An And yes, I guess that t is true. I have been pa part of this community for a year now an and I must say, my cho choice of joining this uni university is worth it. I ho hope as you embark on y your journey in the Mbale campus, you too will come to appreciate UMU as I have. I will look forward to hearing about your experience as students not at the main campus but undertaking your studies with UMU. Make the student life as pleasant as ours and let us shine so that our motto stands true: In virtue and wisdom, lead the World. Olga Namasembe BAM II

quiring skills and attitudes through thorough participation in lectures and outside class activities like eld trips, which is again interesting because one gets to know what they are made of and also, one gets the chance to put theory into practice. I have learned that, after graduating from UMU, the effect the graduate has on his or her community is outstandingly evident. A person who has studied in UMU

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Advanced Diploma (Environmental Design) (FT) Advanced Diploma (Health Services Management) (FT) Advanced Diploma (Health Promotion and Education) (FT) Bachelor of Arts (Ethics and Development Studies) (FT) Bachelor of Arts (Democracy and Development Studies) (DL) Bachelor of Arts (Local Governance and Human Rights) (DL) Bachelor of Arts (Micro Finance and Community Economic Development) (DL) Bachelor of Social Development and Counseling (Day, Eve - Rubaga) Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (FT, PT) Bachelor of Education (Primary) (DL) Bachelor of Environmental Design (FT) Bachelor of Science (Organic Agriculture) (DL) Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) (DL) Bachelor of Science (Business Economics) (FT) Bachelor of Science (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science) (FT) areas of specialization: I. BSc (Economics and Statistics) II. BSc (Economics and Computer Science) III. BSc (Economics and Mathematics) IV. BSc (Statistics and Computer Science) V. BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) VI. BSc (Mathematics and Statistics) Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics) (FT) Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) (FT)

Postgraduate Diploma (International Trade, Policy and Law) (PT) Postgraduate Diploma (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) (DL) Master of Architecture (Professional)/PG Diploma (FT) Master of Science (Agro-Ecology)/PG Diploma (PT) Master of Business Administration/PG Diploma (FT, PT) Master of Human Rights/PG Diploma (PT) Master of Science (Development Economics)/PG Diploma (FT, PT) Master of Science (Health Services Management)/PG Diploma (FT) Master of Science (Information Systems)/PG Diploma (FT, PT) Master of Science (ICT Management, Policy and Architectural Design) (PT) Master of Arts (Development Studies)/PD Diploma (FT, PT, DL) Master of Arts (Education and Development)/PG Diploma (FT) Master of Arts (International Trade, Policy and Law) (PT) Master of Arts (Local Governance and Human Rights)/PG Diploma (DL) Master of Arts (Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies) (PT) Master of Arts (Sustainable Peace and Conict Management)/PG Diploma (FT) Note: PG Postgraduate, FT- Full-time; PT- Part-time and DL Distance Learning. Evening programmes run from 6.00pm-9.00pm and PT on Friday and Saturday.



Application forms can be obtained either from the Registrars Ofce in Nkozi, or the UMU Kampala Ofce located at the Uganda Catholic Social Training Centre-Rubaga. Application forms can also be downloaded from our website ( In this case, the application fee will have to be paid before the application can be processed. Application forms and course information can be obtained from the UMU Centres (Arua, Fort-Portal, Kabale, Lira, Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara, Moyo and Soroti) or with the Catholic Diocesan Education Secretaries. Application fee: Fifteen Thousand Shillings (UGX 15,000) for undergraduate courses and Twenty Five Thousand Shillings (UGX 25,000) for postgraduate excluding bank charge. For all inquires about postgraduate programmes, please contact the School of Postgraduate Studies on or Tel: +256 454660159/752 514338