Poor funding, under-staffing frustrate Mbarara university’s growth
Prof. Nixon Kamukama the deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) has decried the understaffing at the institution emanating from poor funding from government.
He says this has frustrated the institution’s mission of growth and expansion through promoting staff from senior lecturers to professors.
Kamukama revealed that currently they are operating at 21% of the total staff due to the government ban on recruitment.
He said government argues that currently there is no money for promotion and recruitment, adding that a person who is supposed to be a professor is still a senior lecturer since promotion requires money.