About Me

Venansius Baryamureeba (a.k.a Prof. Barya) is a Professor of Computer Science and Chancellor of Ibanda University. Besides this, he also serves as: Chairperson, Makerere University Business School Council; Chairperson, Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board; Chairperson, Board of Trustees/ Directors of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU); Chairperson, St. Augustine International University Council; and Chairperson, Busitema University Appointments Board among many other high profile roles.

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Education is about giving all people the knowledge and skills they need to be active citizens, participate successfully in the economy and fulfill themselves as individuals.

Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) programmes though were well intended are free of knowledge. Most of the students on these programmes just pass through the system without acquiring knowledge. Public and private institutions right from primary to university lack sufficient qualified teachers, teaching aids and infrastructure including laboratories. The salaries in the sector are very low and unattractive and cannot motivate teachers to concentrate on the teaching profession.

The main problem is insufficient funding to the sector. We have proposed 20% of the national budget to go to this sector with effect from 2016/2017 FY. We shall also ensure that minimum standards at all levels of education are enforced for both private and public institutions to assure quality education.