Two important Catholic schools in Kabale have been merged to pave the way for the creation of a new university.
St. Paul's Boys Primary School and St. Teresa Girls School at Rushoroza were combined to give room for the construction of a new university campus under the Catholic Foundation of Kabale Diocese.
The Diocesan Secretary for Education, Amos Ruhumuriza, says the school started this term with an enrollment of 600 pupils. It is headed by Reverend Sister Maris Habasa of Good council Sisters Kyabiruka.
The new university is to be an extended wing of Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. It will be located on 35 acres of land and the initial building work will involve transforming Rushoroza Boys Primary School into a university campus.
Ruhumuriza says the campus is central to the mission of the Catholic Church in providing quality education for the youth. He says it will offer competitive degree programs suitable to current market needs in Uganda.
Kabale Catholic Diocese has been involved in the education sector since 1966. In addition to the 274 Catholic-founded primary schools and 58 secondary schools that it manages, it oversees the administration of vocational and tertiary institutions in Kisoro, Kabale and Rukungiri districts.