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What next after university? KIU embarks on skilling undergraduates


By Agnes Kiconco

KIU, Main Campus_ Often times, most university graduands spend years thinking about what to do with their lives after graduation.

To many, applying for graduate jobs is painful and therefore, getting a top-notch, high-paying job isn't the ultimate goal. This throws many off the balance as they spend years in limbo without an idea of what to do, where to get a job and more so how to earn a living.

Looking at all these challenges, Kampala International University (KIU) has come up with a solid strategy to impart students with skills that will aid them in creating jobs as they continue to search for jobs in their lines of profession.

Faith Nakalema, Head of Department of Applied Psychology said  a number of students graduate with diplomas , degrees, masters from different universities but the hands on skills that they attain during internship or field work are not enough to sustain them in this fast-growing and competitive world.

"The economy has completely changed and one needs skills to enhance his career. As a student, one needs the hands-on skills especially start-up skills so that they can be job creators," Nakalema emphasized.

The one-day seminar dedicated to motivating, inspiring, and changing lives is slated for Monday, October 24th, 2022.
During the seminar, students will be equipped with hands-on skills ranging from; Jik and soap making, vaseline, and shampoo. The start-up skills include; truck driving, farming, and social business.

With this skilling training, the university hopes to ready students for after-university life because, with the necessary hands-on skills, one is in a position to be a job creator instead of a job seeker.