Nile University is a Private University, with the aim of promoting quality education, academic excellence, professional practice, and integral growth and development. It was an ambitious new University in the North-Western Uganda, promoting regional development and through its unique and practical programmes, especially, through the teaching of practical courses and modern Science and Technology, is an answer to the many challenges of humanity image.
NIU’s over overall aim is:
“To foster innovations in technology, entrepreneurship and management for accelerated socio-economic development”
The long term objectives of NIU are:
Nile University envisions being:
“A Center for Quality Education, Integral Growth and Development”.
The Vision for Nile University is vividly captured by President Mbeki’s recent Speech in Khartoum, Sudan.
Address by the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, on receiving the honorary doctorate from the Africa International University, Khartoum, Sudan
2 January 2005
I have decided to use this opportunity to speak about what the intelligentsia, such as is represented here and other African Universities, can and should do to assist the process of the renewal of the African continent.
We have to work for the renaissance of Africa inspired by the fact that for millennia the Nile, on whose banks this city rests, watered many civilizations which were possible because of the presence of an army of an extraordinary intelligentsia which engaged in advanced medical techniques, used their knowledge to revolutionize formal farming, introducing among others, an irrigation system, an intelligentsia whose engineering creativity and feats gave humanity the gift of the pyramids.
I would like to suggest that if any African University is to have relevance to the challenges of our day, it should have in its curriculum and as part of its central focus, the processes that are unfolding on the continent and use its research work and teachings to give more content and direction to the challenges and work of the African Union and its development program, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)….
We should do our work in these Universities driven by the belief that the African University should be a full participant on the effort to rebuild our continent. In whatever work we do as intellectuals and students let us use our talents and skills to: