QUALITY EDUCATION NEEDED TO DRIVE UGANDA TO MIDDLE INCOME LEVEL.
By Ben Musanje
The Vice Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi Prof. Fr. Chrysostom Maviiri has called for incisive catechism at the final commitment to young ones and the youth that it’s the only way to build a faithful generation, morally upright and responsible in life.
Addressing graduands at the 22nd graduation ceremony at the main campus at Kayabwe Prof. Maviiri said both the educated and non exhibit the same behaviours which are contested by employers a big challenge if the country is to look at the causes of unemployment.
He urged graduates never to be selective when it comes to looking for jobs but aim at continued education for professionalism and always open to new changes.
To the government Prof. Maviiri warned that if education at all levels is not taken seriously, it might be hard for the country to attain its middle income generation of vision 2040.
He said that knowledge-skills based economy to be achieved will require government absolute commitment to the quality of education for all Uganda.
He further reveals that UMU’s faculty of science is developing relationship with a sister University in India to develop course in forensic sciences from diploma to postgraduates’ levels that will provide the much needed technology in assisting government in the fight against corruption and other cyber crimes.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Dr Elioda Tumwesigye embraces UMU’s programs of forensic innovation saying government is ready to help them achieve their targets.
A total of 587 students received diplomas, degrees and Masters in various academic fields, where 274 students were females while 313 were males.
This graduation is part of the November group graduated last year running under the theme; “Like the Uganda Martyrs be my witnesses to the end of the earth.
The functions started with a mass led by His Eminence Emanuel Cardinal Wamala who hailed the University for keeping quality standard for professionals challenging them to be disciplined and hardworking to reap from their academic professions.