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Instil creative thinking

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th September 2007 03:00 AM

EDITOR’S COMMENT

A total of 6,418 students are to graduate at Makerere University’s 56th and 57th graduation ceremonies to be held this week.

EDITOR’S COMMENT

A total of 6,418 students are to graduate at Makerere University’s 56th and 57th graduation ceremonies to be held this week.

EDITOR’S COMMENT

A total of 6,418 students are to graduate at Makerere University’s 56th and 57th graduation ceremonies to be held this week.

As these graduates walk into an already saturated job market, the big question looms: Where are the jobs? After hunting for jobs in vain, most graduates often return to university to amass additional postgraduate qualifications with hopes of making themselves employable.

Employers, on the other hand, are increasingly placing more emphasis on experience than academic credentials. This mismatch in expectations makes job-hunting a tall order.

Although the gospel of job creation has been preached for long, it still has little impact on the ground. This is because the message is addressing the symptom, while leaving the real problem intact. The graduates are a product of a curriculum that places more emphasis on cramming than creative thinking. It is high time our education experts designed a curriculum that moulds students to be creative from primary school.

Asking graduates to create jobs when they lack skills to do so is like pushing a baby to run.

Instil creative thinking

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