For those planning to study in Uganda....Please be carefully. This article is from Monitor newspaper in Uganda. The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has blacklisted five private universities saying they do not meet the minimum qualifications. According the Deputy Executive Director, Prof. Michael Lejeune, the universities that face closure include Latin University of Theology, Luweero University, Nile University in Arua, Global Open University with two campuses in Kampala and Mbale, and Central Buganda University in Mpigi District. Although the universities have been blacklisted, Daily Monitor has not established whether they have started admitting students. The University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 stipulates: For the avoidance of doubt, no person shall operate a university without the prior accreditation of its academic programmes by NCHE. Prof. Lejeune told this paper recently that whoever undertakes studies in the above institutions would get qualifications that are not recognised. The only option we have is to tell the public that these are illegal institutions, Prof. Lejeune added.