Africa’s 1st Forensic Science University to be Established in Uganda

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Africa’s 1st Forensic Science University to be Established in Uganda
1st Forensic science university to be established in Uganda

The President of Africa Yoweri Museveni gave a green light to the establishment of the National Forensics Science University Campus in Uganda. The university will be affiliated to the National Forensic Sciences University (FSU) of India, a premium and the world’s first and only University with world-class training dedicated to forensic, behavioral, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and allied sciences.

Uganda will become the first country in Africa to provide specialized training in forensics to security and law enforcement agencies as well as other sectors of Government and private sector. 

According to the president, establishing the FSU campus in Uganda will significantly improve the efficiency of security agencies in Uganda and the region at large as the institution will also attract students from the region and beyond. General Museveni grants 130 acres in Uganda to house the first forensic science university in Africa.

The Indian visitation team has identified 7 technical staff members, including four individuals who are already employed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and three civilians. All of these have Indian Master’s degrees in forensic science.

Up to 130 acres of land have been allocated between the Uganda Junior Command and Staff College Gaddafi, Mpumudde and Kimaka where the university structures will be established.

According to the chief of training in Uganda Peoples Defense Forces, Brigadier General; Mathew Gureme Brigadier General Gureme informed the President that the establishment of the National Forensics Science University in Africa will take 4 phases with the first one expected to start this November 2022 to March 2023 with four post-graduate diploma courses in cyber security, digital forensics, homeland security and the fourth in fingerprint science and questioned document.

He said that more than ten different courses which will be targeting the judiciary, law enforcement agencies like the police, UPDF, Banks, Insurance and Uganda Wildlife Authority will also be introduced.

Last month the government of Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Forensics Science University (NDSU) in Gandhinagar Gujarat, India. Hon. Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs signed on behalf of Uganda while Professor JM Wyas, the vice chancellor of the NFSU, signed it on behalf of the Indian government.

The Indian delegation was led by Brigadier General P.S. Bhaiti, Professor Nilay Mistry and Captain Gupta Vivek. While the African Delegation was led by Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja accompanied by Major Gen Leopold Kyanda, Major GEn Edgar Kalyebara and Major Peter Atugonza, who is the coordinator of National Forensic Science University in Uganda.  

President Museveni said that they will invite the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to come and commission the University once it is fully built. 

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