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Mountains of The Moon University now a Public Institution

Mountains of the moon University administration wrote to Government in 2017 requesting to transform the University into a public institution

A motion has been passed in Parliament giving Government the green light to take over Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) turning it into a public institution.

The motion was moved by the State Minister for Higher Education, Mr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, on Tuesday. The takeover comes four years after the university’s private administration applied for a takeover of the University.

The University administration wrote to Government in 2017 requesting to transform the University into a public institution citing difficulties like the high costs of running the university.

This is not the first time Government is taking over a University turning it into a public institution. In 2019, Government took over Kabale University following similar circumstances.

Minister Muyigo told Parliament that the move would address the issue of regional balance and equity as there is no public university in Rwenzori Sub-region. Currently there are nine public universities spread across the country. 

Last month, President Museveni approved the operationalization of the Earth and Applied Sciences Public University in the Bunyoro Sub-region. 

About Mountains of the Moon University

Mountains of the Moon University is a public university in Uganda. Founded as a private, non-profit institution, the university became a public institution following an executive directive in January 2018. It is named after the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon

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