Education System



The Education System in Uganda follows a fairy similar pattern to that in UK. It has a structure of 7 years of Primary Education, 6 years of secondary education (divided into 4 years of lower secondary and 2 years of upper Secondary School) and 3 years to 5 years of University education.

The School year starts in February and ends in December. The first term runs from February to April, the second term from May until early August and the third term from September to December.

There are a number of recognized universities both Government and Private as listed below;

Government Universities
• Makerere University (MUK)
• Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
• Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST)
• Kyambogo University (KYU)
• Gulu University (GU)
• Busitema University (BSU)

Religious-Affiliated Universities

• African Bible University (ABU)
• All Saints University (ASU)
• Ankole Western University (AWU)
• Bugema University (BU)
• Busoga University (BGU)
• Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU)
• Kumi University (KUMU)
• Ndejje Christian University (NDU)
• Uganda Christian University (UCU)
• Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
• Uganda Pentecostal University (UPU)

Private Secular Universities

• Aga Khan University (AKU)
• Bishop Stuart University (BSU)
• Fairland University (FLU)
• International Health Sciences University (IHSU)
• Kabale University (KABU)
• Kampala University (KU)
• Kampala International University (KIU)
• Lugazi University (LZU)
• Muteesa I Royal University (MRU)
• Mountains of the Moon University (MMU)
• Nkumba University (NU)
• St. Lawrence University (SLAU)