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Universities Join Fight against Unemployment

As Uganda still remains among countries with a highest number of unemployed graduates resulting from studying job-targeting courses, some other universities have found a solution to that.

The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) is set by next year to start offering courses based on providing students with practical knowledge which will enable them to become self-reliant citizens instead of being job seekers and dependents.

On addressing the press after the University Annual General Assembly held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, the University Rector Dr Ahamad Kawesa Sengendo revealed that among the resolutions they have reached is to introduce courses like Bachelor of Software Engineering, Masters in Information Science and Nursing courses starting next year.

“We have 400 acres of land in Budaka Eastern Uganda which we shall be using in setting up the Faculty of Agriculture which will not only skill students in practical agriculture practices but it will also contain facilities adding value to locally produced agriculture products thus reducing on losses incurred by farmers in the area.”

Sengendo further added that all graduates in these new courses will be more of job creators than job seekers.

The second Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kiveijinja on the issue of president cancelling the loan which this university was to borrow abroad, he assured the University board that efforts are being done by explaining more to the president to revise his decision.

“Bureaucrats have a lot of powers whereby they could have given half information to the president. This loan was not to be contracted to the government but with the movement am very sure that once the president gets to know the truth about this matter he will clear it.”

Abdul Aziz, the board chairman of University council pointed out that for all along this University has been operating on funds from tuition but due to the current situation they need to get money from other sources to support the new developments.

 

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