Uganda Premier League Returns on Tuesday

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU), clinic which was founded three years ago by now presidential candidate Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been placed in an impressive 10th position among the 37 universities in Uganda beating several institutions of learning that have been around for some time.

The latest ranking was carried out by Webometrics, healing the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions which does the global ranking twice a year according to the number of times a new article appears on the Internet about research done at the institution.

Prof Baryamureeba started the institution together with a number of young blood science and business professors, after he was booted from Makerere University’s top leadership as Vice Chancellor in August 2012.

Meanwhile, among the Universities that subscribe to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), the Bugolobi based university was ranked 6th out of the consortium of 55 African universities operating within 22 countries spanning the African continent.

The news of the current rankings was received with excitement by UTAMU staff, students and stakeholders and many were seen congratulating each other and commending all stakeholders for their efforts and commitment in undertaking University activities.

“For a university that has been in existence for only three years, our latest positioning among the 10 best universities in the country speaks volumes.  No doubt, the university has outgrown its infancy stage and is surely ascending into adulthood”, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benon Basheka disclosed.

“With completion rates of graduate students, publications will scale up as per existing research policies of ensuring that all graduate students have joint publications with their supervisors”.

The Uganda premier league second leg kicks off on Tuesday with six fixtures on cards. Vipers and SC Villa have been excused from Tuesday fixture due to their participation in the continental elite football showpiece the Caf Champions and Confederation cups respectively.

The two will however return to the local scene on Tuesday 1st March when Vipers welcome Express at Buikwe and SC Villa travelling to Bombo.

How the table looks
KCCA FC open the second leg chapter on top of the log with 29 points only one ahead of reigning champions Vipers SC who sit on the second position.

Surprisingly, sickness Police FC who managed to pick only two wins in their seven opening games sit on third place with 26 points. The Sam Timbe coached side have a single home win and will have to better that record with eight lined in their own backyard this season.

URA FC and SC Villa are perched on the last top five places both with 24 points only for goal difference and Express (23) following closely.

JMC, symptoms soana, buy BUL FC, Bright stars and Sadolin Paints fc all collected 21 points and fall in that order in the rankings.

Simba, Maroons and The Saints sit in the red zone just below Lweza and SC Victoria who are 12th and 13th.

Top scorers
Sentongo Robert -9 (URA FC)
Okhuti Ceasar -8 (Express FC)
Sekisambu Erisa -7 (Vipers)
Kirya Ambrose -5 (SC Villa)
Kalanda Frank -5 (URA FC)

Tuesday lineup
KCCA FC vs. URA FC -Nakivubo

Bright Stars vs. FC Maroons FC – Matugga

Police FC vs. Lweza FC -Kavumba R.G

JMC Hippos FC vs. SC VU Kakindu

The Saints FC vs. BUL FC -Namboole

Sadolin Paints FC vs Soana FC -Bugembe


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