It’s now official. I am unemployed. Handed in my dissertation today, which my supervisor finally accepted. It’s the only thing that was still keeping me on campus, as I finished my three-year course. Now I am thinking of what to be telling my friends, the continuing students, whom I have no doubt will be asking me what’s keeping me on campus.
I begin thinking of what to do next, but certainly parking my stuff to Sembabule isn’t one of the options.
That’s what he boasts of all day, telling his drinking friends of how his son has finished Makerere, one of my distant uncles who recently came from the village told me. Because I can also neither stay in University Hall (UH) undetected due to tougher university rules and regulations these days, I decided to rent a one roomed house in Kikoni.
*** End of Mr. Bernard Sabiti’s Real Life Experiences Diary Entry ***
With the permission of Mr. Bernard Sabiti, we are serializing and publishing selected episodes from his column “A Job Seeker’s Diary” prior first published in a national newspaper. Whereas, Mr. Sabiti is now a very successful consultant, we decided to share and to publish episodes from his column on our website because they are directly relevant to the stakeholders of our project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda;” And they speaks directly to the young adults whom we are mentoring under our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators Against Poverty.” Mr. Sabiti’s life story, as a whole, is the more relevant to us, since there seems to be nothing he has not done, innovating to better his lot and to contribute to the bettering of life for his wider communities. Read more here.