A total of 900 graduates have today received diploma and certificate qualifications from Uganda College of Commerce, Kabale. This was during the 10th graduation ceremony that took place at the campus premises in Kabale municipality.
While representing the State Minister for Higher Education, Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, the Rubanda East legislator, Henry Musasizi promised to advocate for an increased pay of lecturers in national colleges.
” I have realised that lecturers earn Ugshs.600,000= which does not match their education levels. This should be solved with immediate effect,” said Musasizi.
Prof. Venancious Baryamureeba, the chairperson for Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) asked all institutions in the country that are offering certificates to observe the new regulations of the Ministry of Education that require certificates to last for two years and to be examined on a national level.
” Every certificate after Ordinary level will be considered valid after two years and it must be nationally examined so as to meet the ministry demands. That certificate corresponds with the Advanced level certificate which usually takes two years,” said Baryamureeba.
Dr. Stephen Tusiime, the UCC Kabale principal said that despite the institution’s interest of serving the nation effectively, it still faces challenges of limited funding and low levels of infrastructural development.