As a Visitor, President Yoweri Museveni graced the 15th graduation ceremony of Gulu University at the institution’s main grounds in Gulu Town.
Over 1,500 graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees.
‘‘My appeal to universities is that you should design and teach courses that solve our key societal issues. You should produce graduates who provide answers to key human needs–in the four broad sectors of agriculture, industry, services and ICT.’’ He said
He added: Like I have said before, focus more on the science courses. The government cannot fail to support the teaching of sciences and research. Some of the humanity courses simply stretch out education budget and yet produce graduates who will need further re-tooling to be absorbed in the job market.
The Head of state revealed that the government will support the university’s efforts to acquire more land for expansion and help it build a teaching hospital.
‘‘We shall also contribute Shs100m to the staff SACCO.’’ He said.