“It’s a reality we have to deal with. Many young people get lost when they leave university, because they enter in another world. We will continue to engage universities but we should also do something to mentor those out to give them directions. I appreciate the “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators Against Poverty” project by CPAR Uganda, under the leadership of Norah Owaraga. We hope to do the same in Pader in the near future.”Ms. Akullo Betty, Executive Director, Women and Rural Development Network (WORUDET)
Ms. Akullo’s optimism is what we should nurture. This is even though some seem to be giving up, such as ‘facebooker’ who commented:
“So degrees are only about paper work or theory. Then in real life it means examination are useless for University entry.”Masud on Facebook
There is a lot that we can do to make learning better and more practical for our tertiary level learners, so that when they go out into the world they don’t feel lost. A good starting point is to re-visit how come, as a nation, we, in Uganda, tend to underrate and under-prioritize technical training institutions.