New bill to open university jobs to competition

The Ugandan government last week unveiled new legislation that seeks, among other things, to open up top jobs in public universities to competition as part of a wider plan to stop what legislators called a fraudulent recruitment system, writes Yasiin Mugerwa for The Monitor.

The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2012 was officially presented to the committee of social services by junior Education Minister Charles Bakabulindi, who said the government had taken a decision that all jobs in public universities should be advertised to ensure transparency.

Elizabeth Gabona, the director of Higher, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, told the committee that if passed into law, the amendments would lead to the abolition of the elective and internal recruitment process based on factional and institutional politics.
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