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 and opportunity by the horns. Do not take anything for granted. Set out to learn new skills that will make you more marketable and set you apart from others in the job market.

The struggle for you to   attain  a particular success is real: this explains why you have different grades and classes of degrees but you are all seated on the same ground. Some were wise, determined, and focused while others chose to sit back and relax. Others still could have cheated their way through the  system.  In which category do you fall?

Remember that we all reap what we sow. When we sow hard work, we reap success; and when we sow integrity, we reap a good name. The parents and guardians have sacrificed a lot to get you to where you are today, and even if you still depend on them greatly, today you begin the journey of self-reliance.

When  you  walk out of the UCU gates today, our  prayer   is  that  you will  choose to do what is right. You are joining a world of experts, job seekers and job creators. Will  you add to the list of job seekers or the job creators?

The university as an institution has done the best to equip and  mould you for the next level.

So, keep your goals in  focus, and  remember to live by the Christian values instilled in you while here.

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