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Fresher commits suicide after losing tuition money in sports betting

Man Jose Kayima

First year student at Uganda Technical College in Bushenyi has committed suicide after losing tuition money in sports betting.

Muzafaru Muwonge a 23 year old student lost Shs2M after losing a bet.

The Institute’s Dean of students Francis Muheirwe confirmed that Muwonge was their student.

The late was pursuing a diploma in Civil engineering and was in his first year at the Uganda Technical College in Bushenyi.

In 2019, a 22-year-old Ashraf Nsubuga who was a student at Makerere University committed suicide due to a bad cryptocurrency deal.

About Uganda Technical College Bushenyi

Uganda Technical College Bushenyi (UTC Bushenyi) is a Government Tertiary Institution, providing technical education training at Diploma and Certificate level.

It was founded in 1956 as Kahaya Memorial Rural Trade School by the then Ankole Kingdom Government. It was enrolling primary six leavers to train in Carpentry and Joinery and Bricklaying. later in 1958, courses that included Leather Turning and Shoe Making, Pottery and Ceramics were introduced.

In 1974, it was elevated to Kahaya Technical School and in 1982 upgraded to Bushenyi Technical Institute with a standard entry requirement of O’level. In 1984, the College was further elevated to a technical college and renamed Uganda Technical College Bushenyi admitting both O’ and A’level students.

Uganda Technical College Bushenyi is under the direct supervision of Technical, Vocational Education Training Operations and Management (TVET O&M), a department in the Ministry of Education and Sports.

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