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How I got my first job

In the first of his How I got my first job series, Alfredo explores the misery that many Ugandan graduates go through in their hunt for jobs.

By ALFREDO THE UGANDAN

I graduated in 2011 from a foreign university and returned to Uganda jobless and definitely searching. Little did I know then that this search would not be the easiest, nor even the most conventional of experiences.

You see, at University I studied both a hard science and finance related course, which meant that my list of potential employers was quite wide, since I was qualified to enter any related industry/sector.

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The first job and the fear of the unknown


By RACHEL DUMBA

After university you want to:

  • Get a job
  • Leave home
  • Pay off student loans
  • Enroll for further studies

It is better to gain some work experience before pursuing further studies

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THE FALL OF ANDREW MWENDA: How bribery turned a revered journalist into a vulgar propagandist


BY YAHYA SSEREMBA

In a letter published shortly after he was brutally murdered, Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge said he was always ready to be killed for standing up for those too feeble to stand up for themselves. If there is any Ugandan journalist who claims to be similarly determined to die for freedom, it is Andrew Mujuni Mwenda.

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Makerere VC should resign for disgracing university, says MUASA boss


Our Reporter
 
The chairman of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association has asked Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba to step down as Acting Vice Chancellor and save the nine-decade-old institution from further embarrassment.

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