Be patient when searching for jobs, Ssebuwufu to graduates

Friday January 16 2015

Ms Grace Bwire, a student of Kyambogo University leads

Ms Grace Bwire, a student of Kyambogo University leads a procession with Prof John Ssebuwufu, the Chancellor, Kyambogo University and Ms Jessica Alupo, the Education minster at Kyambogo University on Wednesday. PHOTO BY RACHEL AJWANG 

By Joseph Kato

Kampala- The Chancellor Kyambogo University, Prof John Ssebuwufu, has told graduates to be patient when looking for jobs saying automation has made work less labour intensive than it was in the past.

“The graduation is a sign that you have completed school. I know jobs might not be easy to get but I ask you to be very patient, don’t lose hope, keep walking the streets and one day a stroke of luck could run on you,” Prof Ssebuwufu said.

He was presiding over the second session of the 11th graduation ceremony at Kyambogo University yesterday where a total of 7,246 students are slated to graduate with certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and PhDs in different disciplines in a three-day exercise that is ending today.

The Chancellor also asked graduands to apply the skills they acquired from the time they joined school to create their own employment in the meantime.

“You have been taught since you joined school. I believe you have acquired the necessary skills which can help you to start up your own employment,” he added.

Prof Ssebuwufu applauded the acting vice chancellor, staff and students for having maintained the calmness the university enjoyed in 2014.

“Chaos and confusion had become endemic and a trademark in this university. I tell you no problem can be solved without teamwork and dialogue. Dialogue brings a win-win situation. I urge everyone to embrace dialogue and maintain the atmosphere at this university,” he said.

Meanwhile, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Eli Katunguka announced that the university has introduced new PhD and masters degree programmes in fields of study such as food technology, soil science, early childhood development and crop science, among others.