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Kyambogo University to recruit Cuban professors in areas of engineering, Teaching and science



A photo of kyambogo University Vice Chancellor and The Cuban Ambassador, Ms Tania Perez Xigues,

Kyambogo University is in the final stages of hiring Cuban professors, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Eli Katunguka, this was revealed When the ambassador of Cuba to Uganda paid avisit to the university.

According to the the Vice Chancellor,he says that the university only has 3 professors out of the 37 required and in 2018, they tried to recruit new professors from within the country all went in vain.The university’s director of human resource, Mr Richard Manano, said in 2018, Kyambogo University signed a collaboration agreement with the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education to recruit academic staff where the ministry of Higher Education sent aCV of over 16 professors and the data of applicants was forwarded to faculties and schools.

The nine professors are experts in science and pedagogy, chemical engineering, chemistry, technical science, physics, and mathematics.

The reports from the department and faculty are due to be presented to the top management and subsequent to the appointments board for consideration. By December, the process to recruit the nine professors will be done.

The Cuban Ambassador, Ms Tania Perez Xigues, said she was going to consult the embassy and the Cuban Ministry of Education if the people whose CVs were sent to Kyambogo are still available since the documents were sent way back in 2019.

The Cuban Ambassador, Ms Tania Perez Xigues

“I have received all the information about the data of the professors you want. It is important that we know the requirements and experience the university is looking for because we have many professors. I will consult our ministry of education and the embassy about the new development,”
Uganda has been sharing a great working relationship with Cuba over the last years in developing and implementing programmes in various sectors, including setting up of Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Prof Katunguka said they are slated to write to the Ministry of Finance for additional money to pay the Cuban professors,they will be given allowances for transport, housing, water and electricity in addition to the salaries they will be earning.

Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor and The Cuban Ambassador, Ms Tania Perez

He also revealed that they are trying to negotiate the terms of payment with their government and these should be given $4,000, an equivalent to the money given to Ugandan professor.

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