Following its failure to attract a good number of students applying for some courses, Islamic University In Uganda has decided to suspend over 22 courses at all its campuses in Uganda. According to the University Rector, Dr. Ahmed Kawesa Sengendo, they cannot run these courses in the 2017/18 academic year when very few students are applying for them
Among the 22 suspended courses, 15 are offered at the main campus in Mbale, three at the Kibuli campus and four at Kabojja Female campus. Some of the affected courses were recently mentioned by president Museveni as useless courses and should be banned.
The suspended courses at IUIU include Masters of Arts (Islamic Studies English Version), Masters of Arts in Religion, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Development Studies, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Environmental Science, Diploma in Business Administration and a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management among others.
The Kibuli campus suspended courses like Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Statistics and Bachelor of Development Studies.
Those suspended at the female campus include Diploma in Business Studies, Diploma in Law, Bachelor of Development Studies, and Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management.