Kabale University Vice-Chancellor Prof Kwesiga Criticizes Government’s Salary Increase Strategy for Scientists as Ineffective

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  • Prof Kwesiga emphasized that the government has yet to invest significantly in equipping schools and training institutions with the necessary resources and facilities to motivate learners from primary school onwards.

KABALE: The Kabale University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joy Constance Kwesiga, has criticized the government’s strategy of increasing salaries for scientists to boost human resources in science, technology, and innovation, calling it ineffective for its intended purpose.

Prof. Kwesiga made these remarks on Monday while officially opening the week-long Inaugural African Women in Algebra workshop at Kabale University in Kabale Municipality which has attracted Female algebraists from 13 African countries coming together to empower and inspire future leaders in STEM.

Prof Kwesiga emphasized that the government has yet to invest significantly in equipping schools and training institutions with the necessary resources and facilities to motivate learners from primary school onwards.

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According to Prof. Kwesiga, salary enhancements for scientists will only motivate those already serving but will not help the country achieve its goal of grooming and raising more scientists. She stressed that the government needs to allocate resources to ensure that schools and training institutions are well-equipped.

CUE IN KWESIGA……ON SCIENCES……..RR/ENG//

Dr. Sarah Nakato, a mathematics lecturer at Kabale University and the current convener of the African Women in Algebra, stated that the event was organized to bring together women from across Africa to brainstorm and support each other in research and science-related publications.

Dr. Nakato highlighted that Africa faces a challenge with very few women pursuing sciences, especially mathematics, due to negative attitudes and gender-related stereotypes against the subject.

CUE IN DR NAKATO…..ON WOMEN……LUG/ENG//

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