Due to financial issues and low student enrollment at the Fort Portal campus that was created in 2010, MAK administration was left with no option but to close this branch.
In a meeting chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor In charge of Finance and Administration professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the university decided to have the 200 students, teaching and non teaching staff plus the administration relocated to Jinja and Kampala main campuses.
This reallocation comes with some privileges where students have the choice of choosing between Jinja and Kampala main campus. Best of all is the chance to enjoy free accommodation for a year (for 3rd year students) or two (for 2nd year students).
The university administration is also paving a way on how to incorporate the former campus’ leadership into one at either of the two campuses. The former leaders will be joining with effect from August during the start of the new academic year 2016/17.
A meeting is to be held next week on 19th July 2016 between the former Fort Portal campus staff, students, students’ representatives and the MAK main campus administration to finalize all the formalities.