President Museveni Saturday graced the 15th graduation ceremony of Gulu University at the institution’s main grounds in Gulu Town.
He congratulated the 1,513 graduands who received certificates, diplomas and degrees.
“My appeal to universities is that you should design and teach courses that solve our key societal issues,” Museveni said.
“You should produce graduates who provide answers to key human needs–in the four broad sectors of agriculture, industry, services and ICT.”
Museveni reiterated that as he has said before, focus should be more on the science courses.
He said the government cannot fail to support the teaching of sciences and research.
“Some of the humanity courses simply stretch our education budget and yet produce graduates who will need further re-tooling to be absorbed in the job market.”
He said the government will support the university’s efforts to acquire more land for expansion and help it build a teaching hospital.
“We shall also contribute Shs100m to the staff SACCO. I commend you for shunning strikes. Once again, congratulations to the graduands.”