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Universities must guide students on courses

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th March 2009 03:00 AM

EDITOR—I wish to congratulate you upon your comprehensive University Guide of Wednesday. The new Vision seemed to answer the concerns I raised in your paper on March 4 on the problems of construction management and collapsing buildings, but only partly.

EDITOR—I wish to congratulate you upon your comprehensive University Guide of Wednesday. The new Vision seemed to answer the concerns I raised in your paper on March 4 on the problems of construction management and collapsing buildings, but only partly.

EDITOR—I wish to congratulate you upon your comprehensive University Guide of Wednesday. The new Vision seemed to answer the concerns I raised in your paper on March 4 on the problems of construction management and collapsing buildings, but only partly.

The other part would be for the universities. I am disappointed with our universities. These centres of academic excellence are always quiet when it comes to popularising the courses and their opportunities.

A course like construction and management was introduced at Makerere University after research and after ascertaining the need and the demand in the discipline.

I have come in contact with these students who are finding it difficult to get placed for industrial training, even for jobs despite the apparent dearth of construction supervisors/managers.

Makerere should be able to make partnerships with companies that need such graduates and advise the students on where and how to seek employment after attaining their degrees.

What other universities do is the faculty or department that starts up such courses liaise with prospective employers and get them to come to campus on certain days for a ‘job fair’.

That way students can interact with prospective employers and find out what is best for them and even apply for placement even before the end of their studies.

Lawrence Banyoya
Kampala

Universities must guide students on courses

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