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Karamoja Peace And Technology University

The Karamoja and the Ateker Regions are arguably the richest parts of the Great Lakes Region in mineral wealth, animal husbandry, and a rich culture. However, for several decades, the Karamoja and the Ateker Regions have suffered insecurity, abject poverty, and hunger all mainly attributed to cattle rustling. This insecurity has not only distorted socioeconomic development in the region but has also grossly affected access to education and other social services and in effect, reduced the Karamojong people to the “wretched of the earth”.

The Karamoja Peace and Technology University is therefore poised to offer transformative higher education focused on 21st-century skills for self-reliance and sustainable development starting from the communities affected by cattle rustling. The University’s approach is designed to be an integration of formal education, peace education, health, science and technology, human rights, and psycho-social support to integrate community members who have been affected by insecurity and cattle rustling into the development initiatives.

The catchment area for the university is the Ateker Region, which encompasses the Karamoja Sub-Region and Teso Region in Uganda, the Turkana of the Turkana Province of the Republic of Kenya, and the Toposa of the Western Equatorial Province of the Republic of South Sudan, constituting potential students for our programs.

Available data from the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports indicates that the Karamoja Sub-Region alone has 34 Secondary Schools which produce students at S.4 and S.6 levels every year. The students from these schools should be able to enroll in the different academic programs that will be offered by the university. Moreover, given that this is a proposed Public University, students should be able to come from the entire country.

Kotido Roman Catholic Diocese together with the Catholic Lawyers Society International, working jointly with the Government of the Republic of Uganda, is spearheading the establishment of Karamoja Peace and Technology University.

The main campus of this University is Christ the King Catholic Parish, Losilang, Kotido Municipality, Kotido District, Karamoja Sub-region in North Eastern Uganda, East Africa.

The strategic objective of this University is to foster peace and sustainable development in the Sub-Region of Karamoja, the Ateker Region, and the Great Lakes Region in general.

The founders of Karamoja Peace and Technology University are firmly convinced and they very strongly believe that working with all stakeholders, this university will trigger accelerated socio- economic transformation and integral human development for the people in the SubRegion of Karamoja, Ateker Region, the Great Lakes Region and Africa in general.

Karamoja Peace and Technology University was conceived in 2014 and was launched on 29th April 2023 at the Headquarters of the Uganda Episcopal Conference at St. Augustine’s Institute Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda during Catholic Lawyers Society International cerebration of the Red Mass presided over by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Emeritus Giuseppe Filippi MCCJ. Its foundation stone was laid on Friday 28th July 2023 at Christ the King Catholic Parish, Losilang, Kotido Municipality in Uganda.

On both occasions, the Chief Guest was His Excellency Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, represented by Her Excellency Maj. Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, Woman Member of Parliament for Katakwi District and the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda.

His Excellency Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, is the Founding Chancellor and Visitor of the University while Her Excellency Maj. Jessica Rose Epel Alupo MP, the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda is the Founding Deputy Chancellor and Chief Promoter of the University.

The University is a catalyst for mindset change and transformation at all levels of Karamoja Sub Region, Ateker Region, and will enhance the accelerated socio- economic development of Karamoja and Uganda as a country, the Great Lakes Region, and Africa in general.

University Motto:

Educationem ad transformationem.

Vision:

To be the leading centre for peace and transformative education in science, technology, research, and innovation.

Mission:

To provide education, through science, technology, research, innovation, and outreach for peace and transformation.

Core Values:

  • Veritas.
  • Justitia et Pax.
  • Respect for Natural Law and the Rule of Law.
  • Quality Education.
  • Accountability and transparency.

Objectives:

  • To cause mindset change through practical university education.
  • To produce super specialized graduates to foster transformation in the region and beyond.
  • To educate for peace in order to promote security and stability in the region.
  • To develop appropriate technologies to harness natural resources.
  • To equip communities with appropriate skills and knowledge in small and large–scale scientific agricultural techniques for transformation.

The Governance of the University:

  • The University Council.
  • University Council Committees.
  • The Senate.
  • Senate Committees.
  • The Directorates / Planning / Administrative Units.
  • The Faculties / Schools.

Faculties:

  1. Faculty of Health Sciences
  2. Faculty of Education and Peace Studies.
  3. Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
  4. Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Founding Leadership

The President of the Republic of Uganda - The University Chancellor & Visitor / Promoter KAPATU.

The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda; The Deputy Chancellor/ Promoter KAPATU.

The Hon. The Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda / University Promoter KAPATU.

The Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Uganda for the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan and Ethiopia; The Chief International Fundraiser / University Promoter KAPATU.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda / University Promoter

The Co-Vice Chairperson of the University Council KAPATU.

The Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity, Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda; The Co- Vice Chairperson of the University Council KAPATU.

The Hon. Principal Judge of the Republic of Uganda / University Promoter KAPATU.

The President of the Catholic Lawyers Society International; The Chairperson of the University Council KAPATU

Dean Faculty of Agriculture KAPATU.

University Chaplain KAPATU. The Vicar General Emeritus of Kotido Catholic Diocese.

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