By Martha Nakimuli
Degrees from Fairland University are illegal,the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has warned.
The university has been battling with the legality of its degrees since 2009.This was after a team from NCHE that year in the month of April told the university officials that the university fell far below the NCHE standards in the area of governance and that the courses that were being taught were taught illegally.
Three years after,the High Court in Jinja has ruled in favour of NCHE. In the ruling, Judge Irene Mulyagonja Kakooza said: “The applicant (Fairland University) cannot continue to sustain its operations”.
A Senior Legal officer at the National Council of Higher Education ,Faridah Bukirwa, says they have informed the university that the postgraduate and honorary degrees they are offering are illegal since the university is not chartered as provided for in the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act.
Fairland University was established in 2001 and its located in Jinja district.
Parents have also been warned against taking their children to the University.