President Museveni has said government will assess the capacity and strength of universities in the country by employability of their graduates.
Mr. Museveni made the statement on Sunday, some hours after he was the Guest of Honor at the 18th graduation ceremony of Kampala International University (KIU) held on Saturday at main campus in Kasanga, Kampala.
“For those running universities, know that we shall assess the success of your institution by employability of your graduates. If your graduates just walk the streets, then you would have failed. If they cannot get jobs then they must be able to be entrepreneurs,” Museveni said in one of this tweets on Sunday.
“I must commend Mr. Hassan Basajjabalaba, the proprietor of this University. He has multiplied his talents. He is generally restless, always trying something new. Sometimes he fails, at times he succeeds. He is a good entrepreneurial example of young people,” he Museveni.
The President also congratulated the graduands on what he termed as ‘this key milestone’ in their professional lives.
When NRM government took over power in 1986, Museveni says Makerere University, the only public university then was admitting 1,000 freshers annually. He said those intakes were tied on government sponsorhip.