After finally securing clearance from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to open, Soroti University has registered a total of 50 students who will be studying several medical courses at the freshly opened University.
According to Dr. Katumba Ssentongo, the Registrar Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, the University was scheduled to open last year but was stopped after members from NCHE visited the institution and found that it was still lacking in terms of the number of lecturers and equipment for the laboratories.
The University offers eight Bachelors Courses at its school of medicine and health sciences which include; Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, Dentistry and Nursing. Soroti becomes the 11th university in Uganda approved by government to teach medical courses.
It should also be recalled that Busitema University was completely stopped from offering medical courses until they fulfill the staff and infrastructure requirements set by NCHE.