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Call for applications for May Intake 2023

Call for applications: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs for 2023/2024 (May Intake)

The Academic Registrar, Bishop Barham University College Kabale invites applications to the following postgraduate and undergraduate programs for the Academic Year 2023/2024 (May/Trinity Intake).

Bachelor of Business AdministrationBBA3 Years
Bachelor of Procurement & Logistics ManagementBPLM3 Years
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource ManagementPGDHRM1 Year
Master of Business AdministrationMBA2 Years
Diploma in Business AdministrationDBA2 Years
Bachelor of Social Work & Social AdministrationBSW3 years
Bachelor of Public Administration & ManagementBPAM3 years
Bachelor of Development & Social EntrepreneurshipBDSE3 years
Postgraduate Diploma in Public AdministrationPGDPAM1 year
Master of Social WorkMSW2 years
Diploma in Social Work & Social AdministrationDSW2 years
Bachelor of Arts with EducationBAED3 years
Bachelor of Science with EducationBSED3 years
Bachelor of Education (Primary_Recess)BEP2 years
Bachelor of Education (Secondary_Recess)BED2 years
Master of Education Administration & ManagementMEAM2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma in EducationPGDE1 year
Bachelor of DivinityBD3 years
Diploma in TheologyDTH3 years
Certificate in TheologyCTH3 years
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & CommunicationBAJC3 years
Diploma in Journalism & Strategic CommunicationDJNS2 years
Certificate in Journalism & Media StudiesCJN2 years
Bachelor of Science in Information TechnologyBSIT3 years
Diploma in Information TechnologyDIT2 years
Certificate in Information TechnologyCIT2 Years
Bachelor of Environment & Disaster ManagementBEDM3 years
Bachelor of Agricultural Science & EntrepreneurshipBASE4 years


For applicants who can visit the University or one of the outlets/Liaison Offices.

Obtain an application form at only 35,000=, complete it, and attach photocopies of results slips and/or academic transcripts (where applicable)

Return filled application forms to any of our Liaison offices or Scan & Send it to ||


  1. ONLY applicants with official Results from UNEB|Transcripts/Result Slips and/or Certificates shall be considered.
  2. Applicants for postgraduate programs and upgraders must attach certified copies of their Academic Transcripts and/or Certificates.
  3. Applicants holding academic qualifications attained outside Uganda must also attach copies of equivalence obtained from the Uganda National Examinations Board or Uganda National Council for Higher Education, as may be applicable.
  4. Information on specific admission requirements for all programs can be obtained from our Campus or on our website at

Inquiries should be addressed to; or call 0780602418, |0704427669, |0701163950 |0772562885


Mbarara:-          |Golfcourse Supermarket |Adit Bookshop

Kanungu:-         |Kinkiizi Diocese,Education Office|KERODA Supermarket

Kihihi:-             |Kihihi Modern Supermarket |Banyakigezi ICT Center

Rukungiri:-        |All Saints Church |Ivan Habaasa Shop opp UMEME

Kasese:-            |Capricon Stationers |Messiah Radio Station

Ibanda:-            |Eiraka Radio Reception

Bushenyi:-         |Mary B Household Shop Kyeizooba Building

Ntungamo:-      |Singa Foundation

Kisoro:             |Diocesan Offices

Rwanda:           |Mother’s Union Offices Kigali

Click on the link to apply online.

BBUC Student leaders hold their maiden Leadership retreat.

Bishop Barham University Guild council has undergone their yearly guild leaders training today the 28/02.2023; This was held at the University premises. This is the leadership training that is always organized under the office of the Dean of students.

 It’s always done for every new guild government after taking the oath of allegiance. The training was intended to equip student leaders with the skills they need to lead effectively, including the often-tricky skills needed to persuade and influence people even those over whom they have little direct authority.

The college principal Dr. Alice Kyobutungi Tumwesigye encouraged students to think creatively. She reminded them to look up to God for a successful term of office. Mr. Ivan Habaasa the University secretary encouraged students to work hard and leave a legacy for themselves. He defined legacy as the number of souls one motivates or helps in a life career.

Habaasa told students to work closely with the administration in order to serve better letting them know that peace is the best promise and achievement the guild could ever give back to the community they are serving.

H.E Owen Stiffler the serving Guild president pledged royalty, unity, and corporation in return to the administration. He implored that the university should fund guild projects as they look forward to serving UCU better for the glory of the Lord.

A Call for Application in the Department of Computing & Information Technology

The Department of Computing & Information Technology through the Academic Registrar UCU-Bishop Barham University college invites applications for 2023 – 2024 Academic year for May and September intakes in the following Programs.


When you choose an Information Technology career path, you will have a variety of job opportunities to choose from. They include the following.

  1. Business Intelligence Analyst: Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports.
  2. Computer and Information Research Scientist: Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors.
  3. Computer Network Architect: Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks.
  4. Computer Network Support Specialist: Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
  5. Computer Programmer: Create, modify, and test code, forms, and scripts that allow computer applications to run.
  6. Computer Systems Analyst: Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations
  7. Computer Systems Engineer: Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.
  8. Database Administrator: Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
  9.  Geographic Information Systems Technician.
  10. Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologist.
  11. Information Security Analyst: Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information.
  12. Information Technology Project Manager: Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff.
  13. Cyber security Specialist: They work to make sure that networks are safe from external threats like hackers or crackers who want access for malicious purposes.
  14. Network and Computer Systems Administrator: Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system.
  15. Software Developer: Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs
  16. Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Tester: Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.
  17. Telecommunications Engineering Specialist: Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems.
  18. Video Game Designer: Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies.
  19. Web Administrator & Web Developer: Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. They also Design, create, and modify Web sites.
  20. IT infrastructure engineer: IT infrastructure engineers are specialists who are usually in charge of the hardware aspects of a business network.
  21. Application engineer: Application engineers are people who work with computers to design and improve specialty equipment and enhance software programs.
  22. Computer User Support Specialist: Provide technical assistance to computer users.
NOCOURSEDurationENTRY Requirements
  1  Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)  3 YEARSUACE or equivalent, with 2 Principal passes and a credit in UCE / UACE mathematics, plus UCE or equivalent with 5 passes;
OR a Diploma in a related field of study.
  2  Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)  2 YEARSUACE or equivalent, with a Principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes plus a credit in UCE/UACE mathematics, & UCE or equivalent with five passes;
OR a Certificate in a related field of study
3Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)2 YEARSUCE or equivalent

Contact us.

ACADEMIC REGISTRAR: +256772 56885 | +256701 163950

COORDINATOR IT DEPARTMENT: +256779 538344 | +256700 538344

UCU Academics teach community to access

By Yasiri J. Kasango
Uganda Christian University (UCU) has been engaged in outreaches to address community education challenges. One of the latest was led by the university’s Faculty of Education and Arts, which conducted a seminar on online learning.

Members of the faculty showed parishioners of a church in Bweyogerere, near Kampala, ways of using the internet as a tool for education.

The UCU team, led by the faculty dean, the Rev. Dr, Can. Olivia Nassaka Banja, equipped parents at St. Luke Church of Uganda with skills on how to access some of the freely available online learning materials.

Some private schools have been conducting online studies since the Ugandan government closed education institutions as one of the preventive measures to reduce the number of coronavirus infections in the country. However, government barred public schools from conducting online studies, arguing that such a move would disenfranchise learners who did not have access to computers or the internet. Instead, government distributed education materials to learners throughout the country and encouraged teachers to conduct studies through radio.

At the end of December 2021, some learners had not stepped into school since the first lockdown in March 2020.

The main facilitator at the seminar at St. Luke Church of Uganda, Patrick Lugemwa, a lecturer in the faculty, showed parents the different sites with free reading materials for children. He also showed the parents how to easily access the learning materials. Lugemwa noted that there are many good sites that provide free reading materials and video classes for children.

Some of the sites that he shared with the parents were and

“However, before allowing your children to access any site, you must visit them yourself, to protect the young ones from accessing unwanted literature, such as pornography,” Lugemwa cautioned, emphasizing that the internet can be both useful and destructive.

He also introduced parents to an app, Family Link, which can regulate the amount of time a child spends on the phone, as well as the type of content they can access. The app is available on Google Play Store and Apple Store.

UCU has been championing online learning in the wake of the Covid-19-related lockdown on in-person learning in Uganda. Outreaches like these are a direct response to the appeal made by Uganda’s First Lady and education minister, Mrs. Janet Museveni, during UCU’s 22nd graduation ceremony on October 22, 2021.

Mrs. Museveni, who was the guest of honour at the graduation ceremony, said she was impressed by UCU’s “robust online education program” and encouraged the university to share best practices with other institutions.

In December 2021, the university’s e-learning department hosted leaders from Greenhill Academy, a group of Christian-founded primary and secondary schools in Kampala, for a virtual learning seminar to understand more about the university’s e-learning facilities.

The community of St Luke Church of Uganda commended UCU for the outreach, especially at a time when many parents were preparing their children to resume school on January 10, 2022. 

The Rev. Abraham Muyinda Nsubuga, the Vicar of St Luke Church, encouraged parents to embrace online learning so that their children can progress with their studies since it is not clear when the world would overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Patrick Kisiibo, one of the parents, said his child had not had a chance to access any reading material during the lockdown, noting that UCU’s intervention was timely.

“I didn’t know that there are free books and video classes online,” Kisiibo said. “I can now go back home and ably guide my child on how to utilize online learning tools.”

UCU helps Christian primary-secondary schools with e-learning

By Ian Asabo
The Uganda Christian University (UCU) e-learning candle is spreading its light to other institutions in the country. Among the recent beneficiaries is Greenhill Academy, a group of Christian-founded primary and secondary schools in Kampala. Leaders from the Academy met with UCU e-learning staff for a virtual learning seminar in December 2021.  

During the UCU visit, Greenhill Academy officials gained a better understanding of how UCU accommodated learners virtually during the Covid-19 lockdown when in-person learning was halted in the country. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, Uganda has had two lockdowns, with some classes remaining closed to in-person learning from March 2020 to December 2021. 

Greenhill Academy Rector Joy Veronica Maraka led the Academy’s staff who attended the seminar. The head of the UCU Online Distance Learning Department, the Rev. Jessica Hughes, provided insight into how classes are taught on the platforms, highlighting how the switch to online classes has improved her work. She said students prefer having small assessments, which makes it easier to track their progress during the semester. 

“Online classes have provided flexibility in the way lectures are conducted because they can evaluate students through small quizzes and assignments, which enables critical thinking,” she told the delegation from Greenhill Academy.

The Rev. Dr. Hughes proposed the evaluation of students on a “more regular basis through videos, quizzes and questions that allow for more critical thinking to eliminate the aspect of cramming.” 

During UCU’s 22nd graduation ceremony on October 22, 2021, Uganda’s First Lady and education minister, Mrs. Janet Museveni, said she was impressed by UCU’s “robust online education programme” and encouraged the university to share best practices with other institutions.

UCU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, the Rev. Dr. John Kitayimbwa, who also attended the seminar, said the university was ready to partner with Greenhill Academy. 

“This is a great opportunity to find ways of changing the way teaching is conducted,” Kitayimbwa said, encouraging Greenhill Academy to take the lead and show other schools that online learning is the way to go and that with it, “the possibilities of learning are endless.”

Kitayimbwa said the university has invested a lot in the networking, IT department and library database, which work in unison to provide a seamless experience for students. The university has invested about sh1.4b ($395,000) on e-learning, management information systems and networking, Kitayimbwa said. 

Recently, UCU Partners donated $50,000 (about sh170m) to the university to help it expand the e-learning platform. Mark Bartels, UCU Partners executive director, said the organization contributed the funds following a call by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, for external funders to support the eLearning infrastructure. 

Greenhill Academy Rector Joy Veronica Maraka thanked UCU for hosting them, stating that they will “pick ideas from the session and follow in the footsteps of UCU in evolving education in Uganda.” 

At a virtual dialogue held in August 2021 to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on education institutions in Uganda, Mushengyezi advised institutions to consider a rigorous shift towards online distance learning and service delivery, so that future lockdowns do not affect operations and learning.