University proposes to allow professors to work until 80

At Uganda’s Makerere University, staff at different levels are embroiled in debates on a proposal by the university council to review senior staff terms and enable professors to work until 80 years of age, reports The Independent.

Specifically, the policy is set to be changed so that professors and associate professors get post-retirement contracts until they clock 80 and 70 years respectively. Uganda’s life expectancy is estimated by World Health Organization to be at 70 years for women and 67 for men.

In a letter dated 25 July 2022, University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda informed the university bursar, the director of human resources and the director of legal affairs of a decision made by the university council on the 22 June 2022 to review the university policy on post-retirement contracts for professors and associate professors.
Full report on The Independent site