Kanungu University directed to halt operations for a month

Kanungu University

KANUNGU-Great Lakes Regional University (GLRU) in Kanungu has been directed by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to halt operation for 30 days.

This was confirmed in a letter dated November 23, by NCHE’s Executive Director Prof Mary Okwakwol to the university’s Vice Chancellor.

According to Okwakwol, the decision to close GLRU was taken during a meeting held on November 22, where the council discussed noncompliance issues at the university and decided that its operations be halted for 30 days.

According to Okwakwol, the non compliance issues at the university included contested ownership of the university, poor governance and management of and other recurrent issues of non-compliance at the university among others.

Okwakwol further directed that the university’s management, staff and students vacate the university premises by 12 noon today Wednesday, November 24.

She added that the above members only return to the university after clearance and communication from NCHE.

The university received accreditation from the UNCHE, under the name Great Lakes Regional College, in 2009.