Only one out of six constituent campuses of Busitema University is operating due to financial constraints.
Busitema is a public university which was founded in 2007 to offer degree courses in agriculture, textile engineering and computer science.
Under a three year development plan, Busitema was meant to have six campuses spread in Jinja, Soroti, Mbale, Kaliro, Nagongera and Pallisa. But only the Nagongera campus is operational todate.
Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Busitema University Vice Chancellor, says financial constraints have affected the university's three year development plan.
Okwakol explains that the being science oriented, the university requires heavy investment in infrastructural development but is frustrated by lack of capital.
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She says the university currently faces a serious shortage of lecture rooms and accommodation for the 501 students who are in the main campus in Busitema. The university has also failed to realize its plan of setting up an Information Communication and Technology park.
The students currently have to queue, to access the few computers for online research.
The main campus is housed in the former Busitema Agricultural College and no new buildings have been constructed to accommodate the increase in the number of students.
Last Year, Busitema won a Millennium Science Initiative grant of US$ 1.25 million from the World Bank for training students in textile engineering.
The Vice Chancellor says the funds are being used to train the first batch of 25 students who are offering textile engineering.