Historical Background of the Ibanda University
The history of Ibanda University dates back to discussions held between its promoters and a technical team in 2011. Initial proposals led to the submission of a formal application to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in November 2012. NCHE followed by issuing a letter of interim authority in June 2013.
At inception, IU was graced by an inauguration Ceremony and the laying of a foundation stone by His Excellency General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 29 august
2014 at its main campus located at Bubaare Cell, Bufunda Ward, Ibanda Town Council. Upon final inspection By NCHE Quality Assurance Team Ibanda University obtained A gazette and provisional license number UI.PL.025 issued On 29 September 2014.
The aim of establishing Ibanda University is to provide Accessible quality university Education to people in Ibanda, Western Uganda, its hinterlands in Eastern Africa and the World at large. IU is set to deliver University education that is of quality commensurate with International standards for University education worldwide
Ibanda University is based on a deep seated respect for academic freedoms and the values of responsibility excellence and enterprise; in short in the virtues of ‘Excellence and hard work’. This philosophy is envisioned under the University motto, vision and mission statements below.
“Hard work for Excellence”
“To become a Beacon of Excellence for Collective Success in Divinity and Hard work”
“To Produce Skilled, Intelligent, Hardworking and Morally Upright Citizens Endowed with Rigorous Academic and Cultural knowledge to Serve Humanity, Nature and God”