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Museveni courts Oxford Don, Mamdani to deschool Ugandans


Prof Yash Tandon, who lectures at Oxford University, over the weekend delivered a paper on international diplomacy at the leaders’ retreat in Kyankwanzi.

Speaking after the lecture, President Yoweri Museveni invited the Don to secure a teaching position at the country’s top institution.

“I actually want to encourage Makerere University to give Prof Tandon a teaching opportunity,” Museveni said.

The president observed that Prof Tandon can teach a module on ideology to “deschool Ugandans”.

Ugandan youth should be enhanced with ideological knowledge about Uganda’s history in order to best tell their story, he continued.

“We need academicians to fight imperialism.”

The people at the university need reinforcement, Museveni suggested citing the likes of Prof Mahmood Mamdani.

“I want people like Prof. Mahmood Mamdani and Prof. Tandon to help us with that.”

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