The Islamic University in Uganda has increased its intake for the next academic year (2011/2012) starting August 6, 2011.
The university has admitted 1,800 students up from 1,200 last year. About 1,500 students will be housed at the main campus in Mbale, while the Kampala campus in Kibuli will see an increase of 100 and Kabojja by 100 and rest for the Arua centre.
University spokesperson Shaban Lukooya attributes the increase to the expansion of infrastructure following the completion of three multi-storeyed buildings at the main campus in Mbale. The two hostels, which can hold up to 1,000 students will cater for both male and female students.
A third building will house the Education, Law and Nursing Schools in Mbale. At the Kampala campus, the university is soon finishing a five storeyed lecture and office block. The university has also increased its full time academic staff from 318 to over 410.
As expected, the top three schools with the largest number of students at IUIU are from Mbale. Mbale SS has with 56, followed by Mbale Progressive SS with 38 and Wanale View SS with 30.
Top 15 schools sending students to IUIU
- Mbale Secondary School - 56
- Mbale Progressive Sec. School - 38
- Wanale View Sec. School Mable - 30
- Bukoyo SSS - 21
- Hamdan Girls High School - 21
- Nkoma Secondary School - 20
- Sebei Secondary School - 19
- Tororo Progressive Secondary School - 16
- Manafwa High School - 15
- Gombe Secondary School - 14
- Jinja Progressive Sec. School - 11
- Masaba Secondary School - 10
- Bilal Islamic Institute - 9
- Kakungulu Memorial School - 9
- Mbale Comprehensive High School - 9