This is to inform the general public and all the stake holders of Kabale University that the Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni convened and chaired an inter-ministerial meeting comprising of the Minister of Education and Sports, the Minister of Public Service, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Deputy Attorney General, together with the leadership of the University to resolve the problems affecting the University and the following was agreed upon;
(i) That Kabale University which was established as a private university under part XVII of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 was converted into a public University under Statutory Instrument 2015 No.36 on 16th July 2015.
(ii) That having been converted into a public University, the institution is now governed by the provisions of Part III of the Act, whereby Section 40 makes the university Council the supreme governing body of the University while Section 6A mandates the Minister to issue directives of a policy nature to all institutions.
(iii) That the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act defines the respective roles of the Government vis-a-vis the Governing Council of the Universities.
(iv) It was appreciated that under Sections 58 and 59 of the Act, the sourcing, management and utilization of funds, assets and property is vested in the University Council and therefore the Council is responsible for the liabilities of the University.
(v) Having appreciated the above roles, the leadership of the University presented the problems and hardships the University was facing. The meeting came up with a modality to assist in addressing the most urgent needs to enable the university to operate normally.
(vi) Government and the leadership of the University agreed to continue working together to address all the hardships and challenges faced by the University and to ensure that the University operates smoothly.
(vii) The meeting agreed to call upon the staff, students, parents and all other stakeholders to support the efforts being put by Government and the leadership of the University to arrive at a lasting solution for the problems faced by the University.
Janet Kataaha Museveni
MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS