UNIVERSITIES MUST UNITE, SHARE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF EDUCATION
There is need for universities in Uganda to come together and share knowledge in order to facilitate quality education in the country, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University (VU), recently said at the 7th Uganda University Quality Assurance Forum held at Victoria University in Kampala.
“If we must do more to solve some of the current challenges the education sector is grappling with, then the first thing we need to do is to come together and share knowledge as institutions for the benefit of the students and the country at large,” Dr. Sharma said.
Dr. Sharma noted that he was proud to note that the Quality Assurance Committee recognized Victoria University, which he heads, as one of the Universities that are fully compliant with all the Education guidelines as set by government.
Quality Assurance personnels of all Uganda Universities under the Uganda Universities Quality Assurance Forum (UUQAF) met at Victoria University to discuss how as universities they can ensure that graduates are of the right quality and are performing well at their employers.
The President of UUQAF, Dr. Rita Makumbi Oola, wants universities and other higher institutions of learning to follow up their students even after graduation.
Dr Makumbi noted that it is the duty of the higher institutions of learning through Quality Assurance departments to follow up their students after graduation to assess if they are successful and how they are performing at their work places.