A total of 2,962 students graduated Saturday at Kampala International University (KIU) adding to thousands of others already in the job market.
Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mary Karooro Okurut said during the 21st graduation ceremony held at KIU main branch that many institutions of higher learning in Uganda face challenges of delivering high quality education.
"When it comes to higher institutions many face a lot of challenges especially in delivering of high quality education. It’s the opinion of the government that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) continues to guide all these institutions while they bench mark with those sailing through," she said.
Mr Hassan Bassajjabalaba, Kampala businessman and the KIU co-founder revealed that the university will set up a hospital in Kampala in 2020 to train specialised students and staffs.
"Next we are setting up a hospital and this will commence next year in September. This will help to train specialised students and also staffs which will help to add on the number of health workers we have in country," he said.
Further, Mr Bassajjabalaba said they are planning to set up a school of dentistry.
“For the first two years, the students will be trained from Ishaka western campus, then for the three years, they will be trained in Kampala to do their clinical training. The construction will commence in March next year," he said.
The university has reportedly acquired a piece of land in Bugolobi where they plan to start up a college of science and technology in January 2021.
Mr Bassajjabalaba advised graduates to work hard and not dream about getting quick money.
"We have equipped you with everything, don't think of getting rich like Bassajjabalaba in one day. Just use the knowledge acquired here and set up your own jobs," he added.