OVER QUALIFIED STAFF UNIVERSITY TO BE LAID OFF

OVER QUALIFIED UNIVERSITY STAFF TO BE LAID OFF

By Alice Lubwama

A section of lawmakers  in the 10th parliament  are opposed to a recommendation   by professor Omaswa’s  task force  that over qualified staff in public universities in the country be sacked.

A task force headed by Professor Francis Omaswa was set up by Makerere university  to investigate the remunerations’ and discrepancies top up  allowances of  employees reported  that some staff especially those in administrative positions were over qualified for the jobs and this breeds discontent and endless strikes at the university.

The report also said that the recommendation to layoff over qualified staff should apply to all public universities because they all grappling with similar challenges.

However law makers such as Joshua Aywarachi from Padyeri County and Agaba Abasi from Kitagwenda County say that this is unfair and will be academic disaster that has never happened anywhere.

The members of parliament say that Government should expand the structures to create better positions for those who are over qualified.


PHOTO: Timothy Kalyegira/Kampala Express

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