Louis Kasekende: The link between higher education and development - myth or reality?

Remarks by Dr Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, at the Public Dialogue on Higher Education in Uganda, Kampala, 23 May 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
25 July 2017

1. Introduction

The theme of my remarks today is that Uganda's economic development requires workers with higher education, but that our higher education system serves those needs poorly. Too many people receive higher education given the demands of the labour market, both currently and in terms of how it might plausibly develop in the future. In addition, owing to the enrolment numbers in our institutions of higher learning relative to their capacity, the average quality of graduates of higher education is sub-optimal.  I will later come back to this point in my presentation.