President Yoweri Museveni has supported Makerere University administrators for expelling lecturers whop are undisciplined. Museveni made the remarks while officiating at the institution’s 69th graduation ceremony held at its grounds.
Museveni said there is no reason for a lecturer accused of raping a student to continue teaching, saying it is “rubbish”.
The university administration recently sacked over 40 lecturers on the account of indiscipline and absence from duty without notifying top administrators, with some believed to be teaching outside the country.
Museveni urged fresh graduates to form groups, saying government would support them to create their own jobs in textile industry, leather tanning, tailoring, among others.
The president said some of the students in the social disciplines need to understand the science of management to acquire managerial skills to enable you manage the factors of production in a clever way to make profits.
“The social scientists should focus on management and disciplines like accounting and auditing because as the economy expands, you need more of those. Scientists can also become managers,” he said.
He said the country still needs more doctors and engineers to serve the growing population which is estimated to be around 40 million people.
He said scientists in Uganda today stand to get jobs. There is no way scientists can be unemployed now, it is just a matter of better organization now in the public and private sector.
The Minister of Information and Communications Technology ICT and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze is among the 13,000 students graduating at Makerere University this week.
Over 13,000 students are lined up to graduate during the ongoing 69th graduation ceremony that is to take four days.
The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze was among the first cohort of graduands on Tuesday morning and was conferred upon a MA in Public Health.
According to the Academic Registrar, Mr Alfred Masikye, the ceremony will see a total of 13, 299 students graduate in different disciplines ranging from degrees, diplomas and PhD respectively. 368 students will graduate with First Class degrees.