Lack of morals causing unemployment – Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni
The president, who was the chief guest at the 23rd graduation ceremony of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), said that morally bankrupt graduates cannot help in solving the many socio-economic challenges facing our country.
His speech was read by the third deputy prime minister and minister of East African Affairs, Kirunda Kivejinja who represented him at the colorful graduation ceremony that was held at the IUIU females’ campus in Kabojja, on Saturday.
Museveni asked the youths to stop focusing only on university education and take up tertiary education if unemployment is to be resolved. He said, by having more students joining tertiary schools the government will save more and create more opportunities for its citizens.
“Africa cannot develop if she has to continually import technical ability from oversees. We need to develop and muster our own capacity, while creating conditions that curb the brain drain,” he said.
A total of 2658 students were awarded diplomas, certificates, postgraduate diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in different arts and science disciplines. 1209 of the graduates were female while 1449 were male.
By Betty Amamukirori and Denis Nsubuga, The New Vision