Being a community-based institution, the
University is owned by the people of Kagera Region through the registered Board
of Trustees. The institution is governed by the University Council, which took
its position in November 1999.
The University was visited for the first time in
April 1999 by the Technical
Evaluation Committee (TEC) of the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC),
an institution of the Tanzanian Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher
Education. Additional visits were made in January 2000, January 2001, and May
2001. As a result of the TEC's first visit, the Board of Trustees was issued a
Letter of Interim Authority (LIA) on 28th May 1999, authorising the Board to
proceed with the establishment of the University. At the expiry of the LIA, the
Board should expect to acquire the Council's Certificate of Provisional
Registration (CPR), being the second stage level of the institution's
recognition by the HEAC.
Sources of income include student tuition and
fees, training fees, and financial and other support from sponsors and donors.
Expenditures include building purchases and
renovations, staff salaries, and repayment of debts.
addition to the fee income, the University expects financial support from the
Councils in the Kagera region
Kagera Co-operative Union (1990) Ltd.)
District Co-operative Union (KDCU Ltd.)
on consumer goods (such as beer, cigarettes and fuel) that will be sold
within the region.
grant for conducting an environmental research
Breweries Limited for setting up sports and recreational facilities and
establishment of Degree level studies in Fisheries
Rural Development Programme (DRDP)
University has established relations with a number of other groups and individuals
outside the region, including:
Computers for Africa
(charity established by Balerno High School, Scotland) - 25 computers have been received
University of Connecticut with the assistance of Fr. Justinian B.
Rweyemamu of the Buguruka Orphans Community for Economic Development (BOCED)
Hartwick College, USA - 4 computers have been received; plus a promise
of staff exchange.
University of Westminster.
University of Dar es Salaam - for computer expertise.
University has established
fund-raising chapters in Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Bukoba, Arusha and Nairobi.
University has secured sponsorships for 11 students:
organisations that could help include
Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Centre for Development and Environment of Switzerland)
The University of Bukoba strives
to focus its research and development efforts on the needs of the local
community which supports it.
The Kagera region is
experiencing various types of hardship and needs assistance in many areas,
at all levels, pre-primary to post-secondary
management and administration
awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS
management and protection
Existing income-generating crops
such as coffee and food staples such as bananas and maize need to be researched
in terms of economic viability, productivity and processing methods.
To diversify and expand its
capabilities beyond subsistence agriculture and existing cash crops, the Kagera
region needs to develop small-scale industries. Promising areas of research and
The Kagera region needs to
research its untapped potential for generating income through recreation and
tourism. Possible areas of development include:
boating and sport fishing
restaurant and hotel
a golf course
a regional cultural and