Buganda Kingdom under the stewardship of Katikkiro Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere decided to turn Masaka Technical Institute (known as Teeko in Masaka) into a university.

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi appropriately named it after his great grandfather Edward Muteesa I. Ssekabaka Muteesa I was a visionary who invited missionaries to teach his people how to read and write. Muteesa I also knew that fighting guys with a maxim gun was futile but then we digress.

Muteesa I Royal University (MRU), therefore, established its main campus at the hilly suburb of Kirumba in Masaka town. It established a Kampala campus in Kakyeeka-Mengo.

However the university has been facing several challenges including shut down over students strike.

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It is understood that students across universities have been striking over issues ranging from tuition increment to lecturers dodging class, but, Muteesa I university should stand above mismanagement since it should be a beaming light for the education sector in Uganda by virtue of the person it was named after.

Now students have been sent home after a strike attempt last month. The Mengo administration should come up with mechanism to redeem the image and credibility of the university.