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Graduands cautioned against despising jobs

By Jackson Kitara

Added 1st April 2018 04:15 PM

The chairman governing council of the institute, Caxton Otile Okello, called on the graduands to embrace volunteering opportunities in order to gain exposure and work experience.

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The chairman governing council of the institute, Caxton Otile Okello, called on the graduands to embrace volunteering opportunities in order to gain exposure and work experience.

PIC: Some of the graduands during 5th graduation ceremony of East African Institute for Management Science in Gulu municipality. (Credit: Jackson Kitara)

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GULU - The senior education officer at the National Council for Higher Education, George Ebine, has cautioned the youth against lamenting over lack of jobs, yet they despise work.

“Many graduates get job opportunities, but refuse to take them up, arguing that they do not match their qualifications,” Ebine said.

He encouraged the youth to be honest and use all available opportunities to succeed in life.

Ebine made the remarked during the 5th graduation ceremony of East African Institute for Management Science in Gulu municipality at the school campus on Thursday.

During the event, 213 graduands were awarded certificates and diplomas in journalism and mass communication, records and information management, human resource management, project planning and management as well as procurement and logistics management among others.

The director for higher vocational education and training, Robert Odok Oceng, also encouraged graduands to upgrade in order to compete in the job market.

He urged the graduands to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS, which may derail their productive lives.

Odok, who represented state minister for high education John C. Muyingo urged the graduands to work hard to eradicate poverty by engaging in small-scale businesses or commercial farming.

The chairman governing council of the institute, Caxton Otile Okello, called on the graduands to embrace volunteering opportunities in order to gain exposure and work experience.

 “Use the education skills you got to change the community that you come from by creating your jobs. Start your own enterprises to support your parents that laboured and sacrificed to pay your school fees instead of looking for well-paying jobs,” he advised.

Kyanira Apuuli, the principal East African Institute for Management Science, said they were given a go-ahead by the National Council for High Education to start degrees programmes at the institute.

He said they were going to put emphasis on education by starting courses for grade three teachers and early childhood development.

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