You are probably shocked and wondering which university this is and for how long it has existed without your notice. Well, the only and first Women University in Africa known as the African Rural University [ARU] based in Kagadi –Kibaale District will hold its first ever graduation ceremony this Friday with a total of 33 Female Students to be awarded with Bachelors’ degrees and certificates in different academic disciplines.
The conferment of Bachelors’ of Science degree in technologies for rural transformation and awarding of certificates in Rural Entrepreneurship and Business Management [CREB] will be presided over by the Chancellor of African Rural University, Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi.
A total of 24 students will receive Bachelors of Science Degree in technologies for Rural Transformation while 9 students will be a warded certificates in rural Entrepreneurship and Business Management according to Professor Denis Okello Atwaru, the Vice Chancellor of the ARU.
African Rural University, is a Non –denominational Women University founded by indigenous Non-Governmental Organization, Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme [URDT] that was established with a goal of imparting skills, knowledge and consciousness for rural transformation.
The graduation ceremony is expected to be graced by the Queen of Bunyoro Margaret Karunga and Minister of State for higher Education Togboa Tokodri.
The African Rural University was licensed in 2011 by the National Council for Higher Education of Uganda [NCHE] under No. U1.PL.017. to institutionalize and deepen the home grown methodology for human and rural development based on visionary approach and the principles of Systems thinking.
It’s located 1.5km along Kagadi-Hoima Road, Kagadi town Council, Kibaale District, 265 Kilometers west of Uganda’s Capital Kampala. The University’s Motto is: ‘’ Awakening the sleeping genius in each of Us’’ and the university only admits female applicants by merit based on criteria determined by ARU Senate in line with guidelines provided by National council for higher Education.