The students who were oriented before being passed out were encouraged to start their own jobs, instead of job hunting
Sam Wabasa and Prof. Eriab Lugujjo during the Ndejje University Commencement Lecture at the National Hockey stadium Lugogo. Photos by Tony Rujuta
Ndejje University will tomorrow hold its 25th graduation ceremony at its main campus in Luwero.
The students who were oriented before being passed out were encouraged to start their own jobs, instead of job hunting.
While addressing students ahead of the graduation tomorrow, Sam Wabasa an engineer, reminded them that 400,000 people graduate from universities annually.
“All these graduates scramble for only 60,000 jobs where only 15% of the number are employed. This leaves 73% to competing with the accumulative graduates of both previous years and subsequent years,” he said.
Wabasa was the guest speaker during the 4th Ndejje University Commencement Lecture which was organised under the theme ‘Employable skills for success in the job market’ at National Hockey Grounds in Kampala.
“To survive in the job market, one has to quickly represent skills they can offer to the employers and they must be solutions to the employer’s problems,” he said.
Wabasa advised the graduates top abandon the excuse of having no capital to startup businesses, adding that they should start with little small and expand.
As you begin life after the University, you face challenges, but attitude and character will stimulate your job opportunities”, he said.
The vice-chancellor, Eriab Lugujjo, said the university has nurtured many graduates in the market. This year’s graduation will coincide with the Silver Jubilee of the first private university.