President Yoweri Museveni has set conditions for the government takeover of Kabale University.
Museveni who is currently in Kabale district says that the government is willing to take over the University but wants the University administration to first put more emphasis on Science courses which he says will be vital for Uganda and those undertaking them.
Museveni , who today morning concluded his tour of the district after visiting all Constituencies save for Ndorwa East represented by Wilfred Niwagaba, who was recently expelled from the ruling NRM party.
The President said that the university should also invest in and improve on its human resource to ensure that there is effective teaching.
Kabale University started in 2000, and mainly targets students from Kigezi region and the Great Lakes region.
However, for years now, leaders in Kabale have been struggling to have the university taken over by the government so that the wrangles over ownership of the institution can come to an end.
The institution was started as a project of the districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri hosted by Kabale district.
However, a dispute over ownership arose when some top government officials who hails from the region, include Premier Ruhakana Rugunda, Justice George Kanyeihamba among others allegedly registered it in their names which prompted a fall out with the mother districts.
Kabale University Vice chancellor Prof. Joy Kwesiga told Uganda Radio Network that the University administration is directing a lot of resources and efforts towards science courses and plans to put in place a medical school.