KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY:Kabaka Mutebi’s Muteesa I Royal University has been granted a charter, years after struggling to get one.
In a letter to the MRU’s vice Chancellor, the Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Prof Mary Okwakol conguraculated the University upon the new milestone.
“This is to inform you that council in the 68th sitting on January 20, 2023, considered and resolved to recommend to the Minister (of education) grant of a charter to MRU, “Okwakol wrote in a January 25 letter.
He directed the MRU administration to pay Shs. 15M. The Minister will then present the application to the President who will give a final endorsement. Gazettement will take place thereafter.
MRU is solely owned by Kabaka Ronald Mutebi. It was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE) in 2007. On 15 June 2016, Justice Julia Sebutinde was installed as Chancellor of the University, replacing Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the founding chancellor who became The Visitor of the University.
MRU previously suffered disrepute when it was named among 31 other universities that faced closure over failure to meet requirements to get a charter.
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