By our reporter

Following government’s proposed move to import doctors from Cuba, Kyambogo and Kampala International Universities have also revealed plans to import Cuban Lecturers.

Kyambogo University is set to import Cuban lecturers to bridge the staffing gap at the school of engineering.

While appearing before the education committee on Thursday, Prof. Fabian Nabugwomu the University’s deputy vice chancellor said that they have already signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban government to have these lecturers in Uganda as soon as possible.

He added that Uganda does not have enough engineering professors, thus they had no choice but to resort to importation of 15 Cuban lecturers.

Each imported lecturer is expected to receive shs7 million monthly.

On the other hand, Kasanga based KIU is has also finalized the deal to also import 52 Cuban lecturers to help in improving the quality of Education at its teaching Hospital at the institution’s western campus.

According to KIU deputy vice chancellor Dr Annet Kezaabu Kasimbazi, the university already has  over 50 Cuban lecturers at the Western Campus and they just want to add on the number with an aim of bettering the education system.