UGANDA: Two illegal universities closed

Uganda's National Council for Higher Education has ordered the closure of Luweero University and Central Buganda University, reports New Vision. Both universities have more than 2,000 students studying business administration, social work, social administration and computer science. The council also said two other institutions, Namasagali and Fairland Universities, have until December to improve their facilities or face closure.

The council's deputy executive director, Ambassador Yeko Achato, said last week that they had written to the Inspector General of Police to effect the closures. "Luweero University and CBU are illegal and any student who goes there does so at his or her own risk. The council does not recognise them as universities and we have requested the Police to close them down," Achato stated.

The other two universities failed to meet required standards but have been given time to improve their facilities and academic standards.
Full report on the New Vision site