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Museveni commends Makerere on education

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th June 2015 05:29 PM

President Yoweri Museveni has commended Makerere University for spreading education to the grassroots.

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President Yoweri Museveni has commended Makerere University for spreading education to the grassroots.

By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has commended Makerere University for spreading education to the grassroots.


The President was speaking during the awarding ceremony of AFRISA Makerere University certificates that took place Saturday at Rukoni Sub-County headquarters in Ntungamo district, South Western Uganda.

The 141 recipients of the certificates received training in skills, production, enterprise development and academics.

The course was conducted between November 2014 and June 2015 courtesy of the Africa Institute for Strategic Services and Development (AFRISA).

The eight months of training covered fish production, pig, poultry, zoo, bees and dairy industries and business, among others.

“I thank Prof. Kabasa for spreading knowledge from Makerere University into the villages. Makarere School of Veterinary Medicine has come down to the people. This is similar to what NRM did by promoting Chakamchaka and demystifying the gun,” the President said.



President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni both (both wearing hat) touring Matsiko and Family poultry farm of Faith Mubiru. Mubiru graduated with a Certificate in Skills, Production and Enterprise Development and Academics by Makerere University at a ceremony at Rukoni grounds, Ruhama Sub County, Ruhama Constituency in Ntungamo. June 27, 2015. PHOTO/PPU

He expressed happiness to note that they have worked on agricultural production adding that it was good for the participants to receive skills such as the preservation of yogurt and processing hides and skins to the level of making shoes. He lauded them also for the training and knowledge acquired in the production of hay. 

The President advised Prof. John David Kabasa to work out a programme to produce cotton and silk products saying that such an arrangement would enable the youth to have employment. He pledged the NRM Government’s commitment to the intensification of the provision of more skills to the people than it has hitherto done.


President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni both (both wearing hat) with grandaunts with a Certificates in Skills, Production and Enterprise Development and Academics by Makerere University at a ceremony at Rukoni grounds, Ruhama Sub County, Ruhama Constituency in Ntungamo. June 27, 2015. PHOTO/PPU

Museveni attributed poverty that is prevailing among the people to lack of knowledge. He also criticized the practice of land fragmentation and said it leads to poverty.

He called on the people of Ntungamo d in particular and Uganda at large to work for the consolidation of their land holdings and only share the income that is generated from the production activities carried out on their landholdings instead of fragmenting that vital asset. He further cautioned them against sharing out livestock upon the death of family heads.

The First Lady and Ruhaama Member of Parliament, Janet Museveni was pleased to see the people of Kyentaama graduating through Makerere University.

She said that the officials have gone a long way to bring services of the University deep into the villages. She noted that this was testimony that the NRM Government was committed to promoting education in the villages. She said the people of Uganda were ready to work hard if they are well guided and enabled to fight poverty. She expressed confidence that the knowledge gained would lead them to prosperity.

Makerere University Chancellor, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera saluted President Museveni for sparing time to witness the ceremony of farmers being awarded certificates. He thanked the facilitators for using the indigenous language during the training. He reiterated Makerere University’s readiness to take education to the grassroots.

He thanked Janet Museveni for sensitizing the people and promoting programmes and activities that are tailored to eradicate household poverty.

The Principal of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity (COVAB) at Makerere University, Prof. John David Kabasa said the University is committed to the development of skills in the country.

He reported that it has taken seven years for the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity to develop the training model for farmers.
 

Museveni commends Makerere on grassroot education

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