Prof. J.C. Munene the Director of MUBS Doctoral Programmes has challenged University lecturers to stop teaching students for the sake of completing the syllabus and passing examinations but rather focus on learning. He discouraged the idea of lecturers reading notes in classrooms saying it is a killer and demanded for active learning.
He said active learning involves engaging students with the material, participating in the class and critiquing each other. It is bad to expect students to simply listen and cram for the sake of pass
examinations. Instead students should be challenged to demonstrate processes, analyze arguments and apply concepts to a real-world situation.
He advised lecturers to allow short discussions during lectures, use case studies to teach and to set
examinations, giving students topics to discuss and make presentations in class and they are critiqued by fellow students. These exercises help students develop analytical skills and learn how to apply academic theories to real-world problems. It also helps students to develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
Prof. Munene was delivering a keynote address at the Academic conference which was held under the 22nd Annual International Management Conference. He presented a keynote address on “Improving research practices in Uganda”.