Kyambogo University to import 15 Cuban lecturers, each to earn Shs 7 million per month

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

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The Cubans are coming not only to takeover our health care system, like President Museveni emphasised, but our education system as well.

In a bid to improve the academic mobility and the quality of human resource at Kyambogo University, the university council has signed an agreement with the Cuban government that will see the importation of Science experts to lecture in the Engineering department at the University.

The Deputy Vice chancellor in charge of Finance, Professor Fabian Nabugwomu told the Parliamentary committee on Education that the decision to import the Cuban lecturers is as a result of the lack of enough experts in engineering sector in the country.

The meeting of all administrators from the nine public universities in the country was called by the Parliamentary Committee on Education to reconcile the status of feeding of government sponsored students in the government universities.

It ended up discussing the quality of human resource in the country.

Luuka South Legislator Steven Kiisa was the first to seek clarification on the claims that Kyambogo university has hired Cuban lectures to teach in the Engineering department of the university.

In response, Nabugwomu confirmed to the committee that a deal has been reached between the two countries that will see the importation of Cuban lectures in the Engineering department.

He said that the 10 or 15 Cuban lecturers expected in the country are all about academic mobility and they will be earning a local rate of  Shs 7 million per month.

But to the MPs the current obsession by government institutions to import the Cuban human resource could have an invisible hand that could undermine the role of Ugandan employees.

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