The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Thomas Tayebwa has cautioned students, especially those from well-off families against laziness and engaging in unproductive practices saying their parents’ financial status does not guarantee future success.
Tayebwa made these remarks at the launch of the 13th Higher Education Exhibition in Kampala where he noted that many students whose parents are financially established tend to neglect their studies hoping their future is secured.
“I find many young people in bars drinking expensive alcohol which I can’t afford yet I have more money than them. if you don’t work hard, you will end up selling your father’s wealth to people who will come to Kampala later. Maintaining wealth is even more difficult than making it,” Tayebwa said.
He assured students that once they read smart and work hard, they will be capable of making it in life, giving an example of people in the current government of Uganda, most of whom came from rural schools but managed to stay on top.
“My first time to step in Kampala was in 2001 when I came to Makerere carrying my metallic suitcase. I reached the Taxi Park and got confused because everything looked the same. I swore never to return to Mitooma,” he said.
“People have created a culture of thinking that nothing can happen without government assisting them. We need to change that mindset,” he concluded.
— to chimpreports.com