“As professors you should write good quality papers so as to get Noble Prize award,” he said on the third day of the university’s 11th graduation ceremony at the main campus in Kampala.
The Nobel Prize is awarded by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances.
It is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics.
In his delivery, the Kyambogo Chancellor talked of research as an important component for any university.
“Through research universities are recognized worldwide. You can only be known by your research and publication”
It is the first time the university is graduating its students under the satellite system across the country.
He appealed to the university management to encourage professors to publish their work in national and international journals.
The Chancellor revealed that university is moving to the Scandinavia level on handling PhD programs, a move aimed at producing the best PhD students. With the new system, PhD students will be encouraged to publish six papers in peer review journals.
In the spirit, Ssebuwufu warned both students and the professors against delaying to submit their theses in time.
“Taking too long to complete a thesis is not acceptable. You should work hard to the satisfaction of a professor and likewise the professors should do the needful.
“You are supposed to be thinkers, problem solvers and communicators to solve society problems.”
On his part the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Elly Katunguka said the university is going to focus on research, publication, innovation and to promote information and communication technology (ICT) so as to provide opportunity for distance learning.
He assured the continuing university students that the issue of missing marks will be no more once the advanced technology is in place. The university will also start issuing academic transcripts before the graduation day.
Katunguka hailed the education minister, Jessica Alupo, for the mediation role she played when the university experienced turmoil – students and lecturers strikes – under the previous top management.
“Her availability and consultation with the management has ensured a peaceful environment without turbulence that has characterized Kyambogo University in the past,” he said, assuring that teaching and learning will continue in a peaceful environment.
The deputy VC also thanked President Yoweri Museveni for his wise leadership and continued support to the university.
And his advice to graduands: Pursue further studies to be able to secure employment in the near future more easily.
He also pledged the university’s support to Buganda Kingdom in research.