Rukungiri Primary Teachers’ College Celebrates Approval for University Transition by Kabale University

RUKUNGIRI –The former Rukungiri Primary Teachers’ College is to be transitioned into Kabale University Rukungiri Campus following the agreement between the stakeholders.

This came as a result of the government’s policy to phase out the core PTCs/Grade III and IV qualifications in favour of the bachelor’s degree.

As part of the transition process, the handover was guided by the Ministry of Education and Sports, and witnessed by all stakeholders (Foundation body, Kabale University Administration (Vice Chancellor and staff), the RPTC Board of governors, and staff, the Rukungiri RDC, Local government), among others.

The Rt. Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe Bishop of North Kigezi clarified the terms of the partnership, stressing that, north kigezi diocese is only transitioning to a greater thing, from a PTC to a University, which will come with better opportunities for development but not giving a way Church land/Property to Kabale University.

He also cautioned the Kabale University leadership to uphold and adhere to the Christian values of the Church of Uganda, for better collaboration, among others.The Chairman Board of Governors RPTC Canon Sabiiti Mahirane appreciated the Ministry of Education and Sports for accepting their proposal of transitioning into a university, the great support and guidance rendered during the transition process.

Rukungiri Primary Teachers’ College started in 1980 as a TTC in Nyakaina, under the foundation of the Church of Uganda.