By Nakawunde Kautharah
Information reaching us reveals the Nsambya based Cavendish University is seemingly in shambles following the departure of a number her lecturers and students.
These have reportedly found refuge in the neighboring Kampala University and Kampala International University. Uganda boasts a student population of 3,000 students, more than 5,000 students having graduated from the institution since its inception in 2007. Cavendish University Uganda was granted a full license to operate by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in June 2008.
Newz Post understands that there is currently a change in management that saw the University management, reduce lecturers’ pay, something that the latter could not accommodate.
We have since established that the university is in advanced stages of being taken-up by an American Educational firm which has introduced bureaucracies and stringent policies which some people blame for the current exodus of teachers and students.
Private universities in Uganda emerged in 1988. They were accelerated by the increase in student population that could not be absorbed by the state run Makerere University.
However, the rise of private universities has been characterized by questionable degrees thanks to Universities that are more less like secondary schools.