Private Pakistan university expands its African operations

Pakistan’s first private university to expand its operations in Africa, the Aga Khan University (AKU), celebrated the start of construction of its new campus in Kampala, Uganda, at a ceremony attended by the First Lady of Uganda, Her Excellency Janet Museveni, and Princess Zahra Aga Khan, writes M Waqar Bhatti for The News.

The 60-acre campus located in the Nakawa area on New Port Bell and Jinja roads will feature in its first phase a seven-storey University Centre, a nine-storey student housing building and the Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. The hospital will offer care in nearly two dozen specialties, ranging from family medicine to oncology.

The project represents one of the AKU’s largest investments in East Africa to date. This will enable a significant expansion of the university’s existing School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kampala and will also allow the University to begin training medical specialists in fields such as internal medicine and surgery. Construction of the University Centre and student housing is currently underway.
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