Parliament has approved a motion for the government to takeover Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) .
The State Minister for Higher Education, Mr John Chrysostom Muyingo, on Tuesday moved the motion, four years after the university private administration applied for takeover.
In 2017, the administration wrote to the government to turn the university into a public institution citing hurdles such as high costs of running the university.
Mountains of the Moon University becomes the second private university to be taken over by the government after Kabale University in 2019.
Minister Muyigo told Parliament that the move would address the issue of regional balance and equity as there is no public university in Rwenzori Sub-region. Currently there are nine public universities spread across the country.