• Thu Dec 08 2011
  • Museveni, Odinga donate to Busoga University

The Government will continue offering incentives and funding to privately-owned educational institutions because of their role in educating the population, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
Vision Reporter
Journalist @ New vision
The Government will continue offering incentives and funding to privately-owned educational institutions because of their role in educating the population, President Yoweri Museveni has said.

By Vision Reporter
 
The Government will continue offering incentives and funding to privately-owned educational institutions because of their role in educating the population, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
 
Museveni said though the provision of education is the role of the Government, the private sector had made good use of the liberalised education sector to invest and supplement the Government’s effort in educating its people.
 
The President made the remarks yesterday during a fundraising drive for Busoga University aimed at raising sh22b for the construction of a multi-purpose building that will house a library, computer and science laboratories, a research centre and an assembly hall.

 
 
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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni auctioning Raila Odinga's portrait during the fundraising drive of Busoga University Complex. PHOTO BY DONALD KIIRYA
 
Parents, students, the business community and diplomats attended the fundraising.The visiting Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga, graced the occasion and was the chief fundraiser. He said that whereas there are over 30 universities in the country, only six are owned by government.
 
He, therefore, said that government should boost support to privately owned educational institutions because of their noble service to the nation.
 
President Museveni, who pledged Sh400 million towards the fundraising drive, appealed to educational institutions in the country, to include in their curricula, courses that are on demand in the labor market. 
 
 
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 Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga auctioning President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's portrait during the fundraising drive of Busoga University Complex. PHOTO BY DONALD KIIRYA
 
 
He said that many of the courses being offered in universities had turned students into job seekers as opposed to job creators resulting in high levels of unemployment among the educated youth in the country.
 
He commended Busoga University for inviting the Prime Minister of Kenya to grace the occasion and said Odinga is a good friend of Uganda and particularly Busoga Region as the Prime Minister holds strong memories of his parents’ activities in the area.
 
On his part, Prime Minister Raila Odinga congratulated Busoga University for the progress made in their one decade of existence. He also thanked them for receiving, educating and loving the Kenyan students who join their campus. 
 
 
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 Part of the  Busoga University fraternity cheeron as the leaders take a tour
 
He said that many of the courses being offered in universities had turned students into job seekers as opposed to job creators resulting in high levels of unemployment among the educated youth in the country.
 
He commended Busoga University for inviting the Prime Minister of Kenya to grace the occasion and said Odinga is a good friend of Uganda and particularly Busoga Region as the Prime Minister holds strong memories of his parents’ activities in the area.
 
On his part, Prime Minister Raila Odinga congratulated Busoga University for the progress made in their one decade of existence. He also thanked them for receiving, educating and loving the Kenyan students who join their campus. 
 
 
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 Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni share a light fist moment
 
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, who is also the Chairperson of Busoga University Council, said that the institution has transformed Busoga Region by educating and adding value to the citizens not only in Busoga but also in Uganda and the neighboring countries.
 
The Chancellor of the university Bishop Michael Kyomya of Busoga Diocese, thanked President Museveni and the NRM government for the Sh1 billion grant to the institution which, he said, helped them to put in place the much desired structures at the campus. 
 
He also commended the contribution of the church to the education sector in the country and called on government to take cognizance of this effort and input of the church directed to the development of the human resource in the country. 
 

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