By Gideon Peter Ssebulime
29th April 2021
The State Minister for the Elderly and persons with disabilities Hajat Sarah Kanyike has urged universities to consolidate but modernize existing courses and embark on innovative entrepreneurial programmes that suit the ever changing global market.
Kanyike made this call while delivering her remarks on the 18th graduation ceremony of Kampala University held on Friday at their main campus at Ggaba in Kampala, where 3,298 graduands have been conferred with certificates, diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees in various academic disciplines among which 2,216 were males representing 67.1%, and 1,082 are females representing 32.81%.
However, Kanyike expressed worry over the impact of Covid-19 pandemic to the education sector thus appealing to general public to continue operating while observing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Professor George Mondo Kagonyera, the Chancellor Kampala University urged the graduates to shun corruption that always deprives growth and development of an economy.
Meanwhile, Professor Badru Ddungu Kateregga, the university’s Vice Chancellor implored the education sector to embrace E-learning systems due to Covid-19 pandemic in order to survive.