KAMPALA – Kampala International University (KIU) has come out to clarify on the claims circulating on social media that the school caught fire.
Speaking to PML Daily, the management notified that it was one of their neighborhood canteens that burned on Thursday and it didn’t affect the university in anyway.
“This is to assure the general public that there was no fire at KIU as is circulating on social media. All our buildings are intact and operarions are going on normally,” they said adding that,
“One of the neighborhood kiosks/canteen caught fire last night after an attendant left a charcoal stove burning. The fire was however contained by the fire brigade.”
BRIEF HISTORY OF KIU
Kampala International University (KIU) is a private, not-for-profit institution based in Uganda.
It was established in 2001 and assumed chattered status in 2009.
In pursuit of the dream to raise the next generation of problem solvers for the East African region and indeed the whole of Africa, the University operates a multi-campus system which consists of two campuses in Uganda (The Main campus in Kampala and the Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi); one other university in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, while a third one is being developed in Nairobi Kenya.
The University which started as a typical degree-awarding institution has now grown into the number one Private University in Uganda and is currently ranked number 5 in the country according to the 2019 Webometric Ranking, out of 50 universities. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of Africa Universities as well as the Inter University-Council of East Africa. The University offers a variety of programmes in Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, Business and Management, Law, Humanities and Education.