I am not getting arrogant but
most of the youths claim jobs to be scarce but ask yourself, “are you employable??”.
It’s a pity that most of the
youths while at campus fail to practice their chosen professions through
research, workshops and some affordable training but rather concentrate on
things that don’t build their careers.
Why should a degree holder taste
the same as a S. 6 leaver in reasoning,
hands on practice and in being informed?
I mean, why should you leave campus when you can’t
professionally do anything? You hold no difference with a S. 6 leaver who is
still blank on anything concerning professional practice.
It’s also evident that 85% of the
graduates are informed by 2% of what they studied in 3-5 years at campus. Yes,
I admit our education system isn’t so hands on based in practice and it’s also
being affected by limited resources for research and practice but still don’t
give this as an excuse everywhere you go because some of your friends have
reliable or employable skills yet you
sat in the same lecture room and sat the same exams!.
It’s our mandate to change these
I realised that most of the
students at campus simply study to pass exams something I call a misconception of what a University
is. A University is a level of
professional realisation and a starting point for practice. Meaning, you have to explore your course in all angles
through individual and or group research n real time practice. Most of the
Ugandan Universities which offer
computing courses don’t have things like machine learning, Internet of Things (
I.O.T ), Artificial Intelligence (A.I), advanced C, C+,Java, Oracle,
jobs for ICT at least 8 of them will require you to have vast understanding and
practicing evidence of the above mentioned programming languages.
But a few who utilised their time
get or got these jobs, and well paid.
NEVER LIMIT YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO A UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS – UNIVERSITIES
IN MOST CASES TEACH YOU HOW TO RESEARCH ONLY but after knowing how to do it, go
ahead and discover a lot on your own then practice and implement.
Who told you that all of you have
to be employed? what happens if you start something through your acquired
skills and employ others?
You find someone who did a leather
tanning course for 4 years but can’t
even mend a slipper. It’s a pity.
Someone in accounting but can’t even balance a balance sheet or a ledger?. In a
class of 100 students, only 10 -15 students have the technical know who but in
most cases these people have NO technical know how! 1-5 students have the technical know how but NO technical
know who? 85-90 students have neither technical know who nor technical know
What next? U can answer this by
What hurts me so much is that
most of the guys at campus put much emphasis on passing exams than professional
skills attainment- which is OK but an A on your transcript won’t help you
configure a Linux server during a computing interview.
Then, the other hurting bit of it
is that u forget why you most importantly joined a University. You don’t research, practice and neither do you
attend workshop and trainings even when they are free.
Where do you think the employer will get guts to employ you?
You know nothing in your
professional course to an extent that you can’t even use MS word to write an
application letter? Most of the guys are always in betting, clubbing, playing games and moving in
Change your attitude and set your career while still at campus. Leave campus when you know your capacity in which ever course you are pursuing. Yawn for learning new things and bear a creative mind.
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