Bugiri- The Vice Chancellor of Busoga University, Prof Dr David Lameck Kibikyo, has lashed out at the people of Busoga over failure to take advantage of existing institutions of learning to further their education.
Speaking at the University’s Bugiri Campus where he addressed both teaching and non-teaching staff last Thursday, Dr Kibikyo said the number of illiterate people in the sub-region is a “big disappointment”.
“You find some people who instead of advancing their credentials to competently compete in the job market are speaking ill of their fellow Basoga who occupy big positions,” he said.
Prof Kibikyo urged the people in the region to emulate the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope Gabula IV, who after his enthronement in September 2014, went to pursue a Masters’ Degree in Economics at Coventry University in the UK.
“If the Kyabazinga, who by virtue of his position went back to school to acquire more academic papers, why don’t you do the same instead of cursing government for not giving you jobs?” he asked.
Commenting on the financial status of the university, which was founded by Busoga Diocese, Prof Kibikyo said its indebtedness has gone down from Shs5.8b as of 2014 to Shs1.8b, adding that there is hope that the debt will be settled by mid next year.
Prof Kibikyo also said the quality of the teaching staff at the university has improved with the recruitment of qualified academic personnel after having fired more than 150 lecturers, who did not have Masters’ Degrees and were not qualified enough to lecture.