The Karagwe Diocese under the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCT) is undertaking construction of the Karagwe University of Agriculture (KUA), which is expected to take the first intake of students in January, next year.
Bishop Benson Bagonza of the Karagwe Diocese told the ‘Daily News’, in an exclusive interview that the university would absorb about 300 students in the first intake pursuing degree courses in Agriculture, Livestock, Information Technology (IT) and Environmental Science.
“The construction works were being undertaken under three phases. Under Phase One, various activities were being implemented including construction of lecture halls. We are finalising plans to get registration from the central government to enable the university to kick off in January, next year,” he said.
According to Dr Bagonza, the total cost of the project was estimated to cost 14.5bn/- upon completion, making KUA the first university offering agriculture degrees in the Lake Zone regions of Mwanza, Kagera, Simiyu, Geita, Shinyanga and Mara.
“The aim of opening the university was to mitigate shortage of agricultural experts facing the nation. We hope the contribution will have an impact on the nation’s development,” he said.
- via The Daily News