Universities should consider market oriented courses for students -President Museveni

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President Museveni says there’s a need for universities in Uganda to review some of the courses they teach students there if the high unemployment rate especially in the youths is to be brought down.

Presiding over the installation Ceremony of the new vice chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the Makerere University Main Hall, President Museveni says courses like Social Works and Social Administration and other others like Development Studies have not helped the students who have offered them but instead made them suffer.

He adds that universities should consider market oriented courses for students so that they are assured of jobs even when they are not employed by companies.

Museveni has at this point advised lecturers to take time and guide their students on the best courses to take on other than leaving them to pursue courses that won’t help them.

During his farewell speech, the outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Dumba Sentamu has highlighted some of the achievement he has achieved during his 5 year tenure of office.

Its at this point that the incoming Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has told journalists as he’s going to begin with some of the challenges the University is facing at the moment.


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