Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Dispute over "Adventist" in Rwanda
The Universite Adventiste d'Afrique Centrale (UAAC) has petitioned Rwanda's National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to stop the Unilak campus carrying the word 'Adventist' in its name. UAAC says the name 'Adventist' was, among other things, a registered trade mark for institutions solely owned and run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, adding: "Using the word 'Adventist', Unilak creates confusion to the public and the authorities who often confound the University with Adventist University of Central Africa". Unilak denies liability.