Prof Kayanja Tips On Solving ‘The African Problem’

sildenafil geneva;”>The call was made by the longest serving VC in Uganda, check Prof Fredrick Kayanja, while addressing pioneer PHD students for a new partnership between Ugandan universities of Uganda Technology and Management Univeristy (UTAMU) and MUST and South African universities.

Prof Kayanja, who is also the Vice Chancellor Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), noted with concern, that all Uganda universities were obsessed with seeking partnerships with western universities and ended up losing their top quality trainees to these developed countries.

“The solution to our problems as Africa is not and will not come from Europe or America but from within ourselves. We, therefore, must seek to integrate, join brains and efforts against our challenges,” he said.


Kayanja, who has served as vice chancellor in various national universities for over 25 years said that collaboration between African countries had been tested and proved to yield even better results.

“When I received a call from President Yoweri Museveni some years back about a new challenge of water hyacinth on L. Victoria, I did not rush to Europe or America. My wisdom dictated that I seek partnership from my colleague experts from South Africa, and indeed we worked together and solved the problem.”

“If we keep running to western countries for expertise, those people will have an opportunity to exploit our knowledge and skills.”

Our professors here prefer carrying out enormous research work for developed countries; they don’t even know how many solutions they have provided to western challenges and why their home countries are reeled under poverty and disease,” Kayanja concluded.

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