How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

After My Senior Six vacation in 2018, I was admitted to study clinical medicine at Gulu School of Clinical Officers and the excitement was much. Unfortunately, it did not happen as per my expectations. So, that year, I never went back to school, life wasn’t easy. My ambition was to get a job. In my … Continue reading How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

Got the university degree now what – navigation tips from a Ugandan graduate job seeker

In the wake of the recent government survey that found that 93 percent of all graduates cannot find a job, I wish to comfort recent grads on the street that you are not the first, neither are you the last. When I completed my course in 2006 at MUK (Makerere University Kampala), I, like thousands … Continue reading Got the university degree now what – navigation tips from a Ugandan graduate job seeker

Formal Schooling versus our day-to-day lives – Lessons from Ms. Acio Sharon Enon

“Kole District has over 178 schools, 52 nursery schools, 107 primary schools and 19 secondary schools. Many girls in Kole District, however, drop out of school because of COVID-19 and traditional gender sensibilities that mean educating the girl child is not a priority. Sharon is a graduate teacher, yet she has failed to get employment … Continue reading Formal Schooling versus our day-to-day lives – Lessons from Ms. Acio Sharon Enon

Education and the Work Ethic – Lessons from Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello, Innovator

"From Kyambogo University’s School of Management and Entrepreneurship to hawking plastic shoes at weekly markets through the villages of Lira and Soroti. Hanging off the side of loaded lorries like chicken on the roof carrier of a matatu, holding on for dear life, praying that neither you nor your merchandise lose grip and drop off … Continue reading Education and the Work Ethic – Lessons from Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello, Innovator

Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

As Lira University and in particular, the Faculty of Education of Lira University, we are very deeply honoured and gratified to have this project, "Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda" associated with us. We want to say, whatever role this project needs from the Lira University Faculty of Education, we … Continue reading Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project