VP Alupo Explains Why Govt Prioritizes Sciences As She Presides Over Fundraising For Bugema University’s Science Complex

VP Alupo being welcomed at the University for the function

Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo says the reason why government supports sciences is because of its desire to support Industrial growth.

Alupo says through scientific research, the country is able to generate innovations which in turn, support industrial growth.

“Industries provide jobs and thus the tax base of the country is widened hence spurring socioeconomic transformation” she said while representing President Museveni at the a fundraising ceremony for Bugema University’s Science Complex.

The Vice President was all smiles with Bugema University and conglatulated it for having curved a niche in techno-sciences, saying this resonates very well with the government’s effort in promoting science and technology.

Alupo who is also Katakwi district woman legislator, noted that as we continue moving through the fourth industrial revolution, with the developments in the ICT sector, cloud computing technologies, and artificial intelligence, higher education institutions such as Bugema University have a key role to play in conducting relevant research and coming up with innovations that support industrial growth. She said this would spur transformation through the creation of more jobs. 

VP Alupo delivering Gen. Museveni’s speech

“As a country, we have benefited a lot from Universities through, science, innovations and research. I am glad to note that Bugema university is promoting Science and Technology.The Government is committed to promoting science and technology as one major way to enhance development” the 2iC said.

The ever on the ground Vice President said Uganda is steadily improving its performance in key human development indicators related to education and training. She said this is meant to prepare the workforce for a dynamic labor market that requires an appropriate mix of increasingly sophisticated cognitive and technical skills where the large majority of jobs are outside agriculture and the informal sector. 

The Science Complex for which the fundraising was done

“Therefore, I congratulate Bugema University for offering quality education to students and thus playing apart in the development of Uganda” she said. 

She commended the sacrifices and efforts of different stakeholders in contributing to the progress and success of Bugema University, saying as per Uganda’s Vision 2040, the education sector operates in an environment that is gearing up to transforming the country into a middle-income country. 

VP Alupo watering a tree she planted in to promote Environment conservation

She pledged government’s unwavering support to Bugema University and thanked the university leadership for inviting the president for the ceremony.

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