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Boost Girl Studies, Akech Tells Tertiary Institutes

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th February 2003 03:00 AM

THE Government has ordered its tertiary institutions to emulate Makerere University by introducing the 1.5 points for girls.

THE Government has ordered its tertiary institutions to emulate Makerere University by introducing the 1.5 points for girls.

By Kyetume Kasanga in Masindi
THE Government has ordered its tertiary institutions to emulate Makerere University by introducing the 1.5 points for girls.
State minister for higher education Betty Akech said the measure would increase girls’ entry into tertiary institutes.
She was presiding over the graduation ceremony for the Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba in Masindi recently.
A total of 197 graduants received diplomas and certificates in cooperative and business administration, project planning and management, planning and entrepreneurship development and customs clearing and forwarding.
“We want affirmative action emulated in all tertiary institutions because the benefits are great,” Akech said.
She said her ministry would expedite recruitment of lecturers, giving chance to more women.
“I refused to approve the appointment of this college’s governing council because it had low female representation. I had to send the list back for more women but they were not available,” she said.
The district chairman, John Majara, and the college principal Kenneth Okiror, appealed to the graduants to revive the glory of the cooperative movement.
Okiror said the college needed assorted teaching tools, office equipment, power and safe water.
He said the institute wants to construct a female hall and replace the college bus that was commandeered by the National Resistance Army. Ends

Boost Girl Studies, Akech Tells Tertiary Institutes

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