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Makerere ponders need to boost graduate training

Low completion rates and poor academic writing and time management skills are challenges affecting graduate training at Uganda’s Makerere University, according to a lecturer at the Ugandan institution.

Charles Opolot Okurut, associate professor of mathematics education, said during a workshop at the university on 5 to 8 May that there is need for experienced scholars to equip graduate students with these skills.

Supervisors and students attended the workshop, which was organised with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The aim of the workshop was to discuss challenges facing graduate students in Uganda.

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