By; Charles Katabalwa
31st October 2019
The report by the National Council for Higher Education has revealed worst indicators of the state of higher education in Uganda a reason to poor quality of candidates passed out by the institutions.
While reading the report findings today in Kampala, the executive director national council for higher education, Prof. Mary Okwakor said, institutions continue to register low enrolment levels of 6.85% which is way below the 24% globally and 10% regionally accepted average, due to poor infrastructure, low staffing levels, research and innovation capacity and inadequate funding among others.
While launching the reports, the minister in charge of higher education, John Chrysostom Muyingo asked all stakeholders to think of new ways on how best higher education can be improved if the country is to regain its rankings globally however for him he is totally against universities that teach students like secondary school learners saying such universities should be closed.
The two reports launched include the tracer study for graduates and the state of higher education and training in Uganda 2017/18.