87% graduates can’t find jobs

Students of Makerere University during their graduation recently. 368 students will graduate with First Class degrees. File photo

What you need to know:

  • Ministry of Education commissioner for higher education, Mr Robert Oceng, said their biggest challenge is the brain drain, which is affecting key manpower.

KAMPALA. At least nine in every 10 Ugandans who have completed any form of education are unemployed.
According to National Planning Authority (NPA) statistics released this week, 700,000 people join the job market every year regardless of qualification but only 90,000 get something to do. This translates to 87 per cent of people ready to work but can’t find a job.


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