KAMPALA – Kampala International University proprietor Al Haji Hassan Basajjabalaba who is also the University Chairman Board of Trustees has revealed that they are opening a hospital in Kampala come the year 2020.
Addressing the graduands during the university’s 21st graduation ceremony that took place in Kansanga, Kampala on Saturday, Bassajjabalaba said that the hospital that intends to train students and staff will commence in September next year.
“We are putting up a hospital in Kampala whose primary role is to train specialized students and staff. This one will commence next year in September,” said Bassajjabalaba.
“We are also starting a dental school, full of dentistry will be trained from Ishaka for the first two years, then the last three years, they will be coming to Kampala to do their clinical. We are also commencing construction in March next year,” he added.
He said that the School of Engineering is continuing to expand and assured the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihingo of the arrival of the necessary equipments in Kampala.
Bassajabalaba said that as the school, they are looking forward to developing KIU Western Campus into a world-class Science and Technology hub.
In July, a joint inspection team from the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat cleared KIU Dental School to admit students.
“The joint EAC Partner States Medical Boards and Councils hereby approve Kampala International University to start the training of Dental Surgery to a maximum of 50 students per academic year and ensure that their numbers continuously correspond with approved EAC ratios,” the report read in part.
It also highlighted that KIU met all the requirements of approval in terms of staffing levels, leadership structure, facilities, and the curriculum.