- Universities ask Government to increase sponsorship intake in all public universities across the country.
- Currently Government admits only 4000 students across the 10 public universities .
Universities have asked the Government to increase government sponsorship for university students from the current 4000 to 10,000 students annually.
This was disclosed by the Chairman University council at Makerere University Business school Eng. Isaac Mubarak Ngobya while representing the prime minister at the 11th annual leadership conference held at Makerere University Business School.
The conference under the theme "Africa's leadership in the emerging Global Geo-politics", was held to promote pan-African social-economic transformation.
Eng. Isaac Mubarak Ngobya says the call is meant to help Government absorb the increasing number of outputs from secondary schools that are eligible for university education.
Uganda currently has 10 public universities comprised of Makerere University, Makerere University Business school, Gulu university, Mountain of the moon university, Muni university in Arua, Mbarara university of science and technology, Kyambogo university, Busitema University, Kabale University, Lira University.
At the same event, Makerere University Business School Principal Prof Wasswa Balunywa challenged youth to champion the promotion of the Pan Americanism Ideology.
Prof Balunywa was speaking to delegates attending a 3-day 11th annual international leadership Conference.
He said with the changing global politics, young African leaders must push for the unification of Africa and the promotion of the Pan-Africanism Agenda if the continent is to survive