With just a few months to his graduation, Makerere University journalism and communication student Badru Katumba’s passion for photojournalism is already paying off.
Katumba emerged the third runner up in the Daily Life category at Thursday’s Uganda Press Photo Awards (UPPA) ceremony held at the Uganda Museum in Kampala.
Election periods are significant in determining any country's future but on contrary such times in Uganda have never been peaceful. For instance, walk to work protests dogged post 2011 elections as opposition led by Kizza Besigye went to streets demonstrating against the then hiking cost of living. However, government decoded it as a mean to overthrow it, hence using an iron hard to quash the demonstration.
Minister of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Professor Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa has decried the kind of graduates produced by universities arguing that there is a mismatch between graduates and what the world requires
Speaking at the opening day of “5th Annual Open Day and Fashion” held on Friday at College Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University Kampala, he said that students should be taught more practical than theories.