In our first issue, (Ask the VC) it was reported that the university was planning to work on the road, a 0.5 km road stretching from the SDA church via Kakumba Chapel to the new Library. The project has started.
According to the University Engineer, Eng. Kalule Patrick, the road is estimated to cost 1.3b and its length is about 550m. He said the Asphalt Road shall have a clear width of 6m and 1.5m-wide walkways on each side of the road.
The road shall comprise of stone pitched drainage system with covered culverts. Solar lighting systems shall be installed on metallic poles on the road.
Eng. Kalule said the design period is estimated at 20yrs. The Contractor working on this road is KIRU engineering company.
Management has also allocated funds in the next Financial Year which begins in July 2019/June 2020 for construction of approximately 700m of road works.
There are other renovations of buildings that are ongoing at the campus and these include; Pearl and Kulubya halls, Lands and Architecture buildings, Economics & Statistics block, Human Nutrition and Food & Science buildings.
This comes along with other infrastructural developments that have facelifted Kyambogo University. Through the Higher Education Science and Technology (HEST) project there are a number of structures that have been put up. These include the Central Teaching Facility (CTF) which can seat about 3,500 students at the same time; the multi-purpose science complex laboratory for science education; the virtual library which is ICT enhanced so that students can access books and journals without necessarily going to the library; the Technical Teacher Education complex for skilling the youth in line with BTVET program of Uganda. There are also new engineering laboratories and workshops and a beautiful building for architecture and surveying. In addition to these new structures, all engineering laboratories, eight in total were renovated and have received new equipment. This university has the largest engineering laboratories in Uganda.
The 1st phase of the Central Lecture Block of four floors, which was a decision of Council is completed. And the 2nd phase is yet to begin. When completed, it will cost the university about sh16.6 billion and it will house a capacity of about 4,000 students.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eli Katunguka- Rwakishaya while speaking to Journalists in one of the Press Conferences, this improved Infrastructure will enable students to study in a conducive environment.