‘Health Workers Urged To Upgrade Academic Qualifications

‘Health Workers Urged To Upgrade Academic Qualifications

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By Peter Ssebulime

The ministry of health has urged health workers to always upgrade their academic papers as a way of fighting against unemployment and to compete on the international market.

The call was made on Thursday by Michael Kiyizi Mubiru, the Inspection and Quality Assurance manager from Allied Professionals Council, under the ministry of health, while delivering his speech during the 3rd graduation ceremony of Kampala Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kyengera School of Health Science where 24 graduands were awarded diplomas in pharmacy, clinical medicine and community health respectively.

Michael Kiyizi Mubiru (L) addresses the gathering as Dr Josephine Mukwaya Ojangar (R) and others listen in

He said that “Uganda still lacks health workers in various fields like the analytical department among others due to low levels of academic qualifications, which puts people’s lives at stake.”

He added that “There is a high demand for analytical workers who are very important because surgeons cannot perform operations before analytics do their work. So it would be good for those who have been awarded diplomas to upgrade in this field to avoid unemployment in future,” said Mubiru.

The Institute’s director Dr Josephine Mukwaya Ojangar appealed to the government and its agencies to always review the health curriculum at least every after 5 years, so as to enable students and the sector meet international standards as the world is dynamic.

Meanwhile, Henry Sseddyabane, principal of the school urged grandaunts to utilize knowledge and skills acquired to prioritize health sector.

In the photos below is Michael Mubiru Kayizi with a microphone, Henry Sseddyabane second on the right and Dr Josephine Mukwaya at the extreme right in casual and some of the graduates.

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