Preparations to mark 25years at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) are in high gear. The University will on 10th February celebrate 25 years of existence under the theme “Celebrating 25 years of Academic Excellence and Community Service”.
The celebrations started on 4th February, 2013 with an anniversary procession in Mbale town followed by other community activities which include Tree planting, cleaning, Blood donation, Public lectures, sports activities and conferences at the various IUIU campuses.
The institution is doing this as way of giving back to the community that has supported them.
Financed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the university was established in 1988 to serve the English-Speaking Sub Saharan Africa.
The institution has continued to welcome students from across the continent and beyond. The university which began with only 80 students, two faculties and only one campus located at Nkoma in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda, now accommodates over 7000 students with six faculties and four campuses spread across the Uganda.
The main campus is located in Mbale, Eastern Uganda. Other campuses are; Kampala Campus, located at Kibuli Hill, East of Kampala Capital City, The Females’ campus, West of Kampala Capital City and Arua campus in West Nile Region, Northern Uganda.
The university has so far had 19 Graduation ceremonies and more than 10000 students have been awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates in different disciplines including Islamic studies, Arabic Language, Law, Science, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.