The case for student leadership

For the first time ever in the history of Uganda Christian University, the race for guild president comprises only female candidates. Although in education institutions in Uganda the female student numbers are higher than the male, such a race is a rare phenomenon. Is it an indication that now the female species has woken up to the importance of taking on such a major role, and the male are acknowledging their counterparts’ worth? Whatever the case may be, the fact still remains that such positions require commitment and hard work…

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There is no such thing as the perfect decision

BY ANN MUGUNGA “You must be looking forward to the new experience. Are you all-set to go now?” I asked my friend a day before she set off for her professional exchange trip to a foreign land. “No! Actually now that the day is here, I am not sure I want to go any more. I do not want to be away from the family for so long,” she sighed. This reaction was a far cry from the fighter spirit of a woman excited to finally make it to the…

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Graduands ought to be more proactive

Today UCU is sending you off to the labour market. Congratulations! Pause and reflect on the fact, however, that many have graduated  before you and  are still  in the struggle  of looking for jobs, especially  the  white-collar ones. The job market in Uganda requires fast, enterprising and energetic people. That means you cannot afford to sit on your laurels either. The above situation has been blamed on many factors, including government’s inability to create jobs for the youth, but you should not join the game. Be creative. Grab every chance…

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