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Follow up on great articles from time tasted scholars in the world of Academia

  • 2017
  • Written by Esther Oluka

    The best gift a parent can give a child is an education, a common adage goes. Usually, this kind of education is expected to be academic based. But for one reason or another, not everyone gets a chance to attain a formal education. Most are denied the chance of advancing their education because of limited resources.
    For Aisha Bahati, her dream of finishing school was shattered several years back after dropping out of...... Read More

  • Engineering is a popular study option these days and mechanical engineering is one of the oldest niches in the field. After all, everybody wanted the wheels to be put in motion and to make things go faster. Car and airplane engines are the most prolific examples in mechanical engineering.

    Today, mechanical engineering along with mechatronics do not only make things go faster, but they also make them smarter. Think of the many systems inside any machinery or device, such as...... Read More

  • After completing Senior Six in 2012 at St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, Nsambya, Darius Olivia enrolled for a Diploma in Cosmetology at YMCA Comprehensive Institute, in 2013.
    “One of the practical course units I studied included beauty therapy that involved studying different aspects such as makeup, massage, facials as well as manicure and pedicure,” Olivia says, adding, “Another course unit was hairdressing where there were elements such as braiding, hairstyling and weaving.”
    After completing her diploma in...... Read More

  • Written by Desire Mbabaali

    The world has moved away from traditionally known professions to include talent-based ones. It is important, therefore, for schools to groom students in both academics and sports.

    As a primary school pupil at Mbarara Municipal School, Teo Mbabazi played in the school netball team. When she joined secondary school in 1992, she knew she wanted to continue playing netball.

    It did not come as a surprise, therefore, when at Maryhill...... Read More

  • If you are thinking about what course to study at the university that will ensure that you do not spend five years on the streets looking for a job, it is time to explore the possibility of killing two birds with one stone. That is the way employers are thinking nowadays.
    With the constant changes in the economy, companies are always looking for ways to downsize their employee numbers while maintaining the business output at an optimum...... Read More

  • Clubs are an integral part of a student’s overall education and development as it helps in improving their social skills, physical and mental health. There are a number of clubs in our schools such as Debate club, writers’ club, wildlife, YCS, Youth Alive etc. but very few students join these clubs because they think it’s a waste of time.

    Carolyne B. Atangaza in her recent article “Joining that club could impact your career published in the Daily monitor...... Read More

  • This has already been mentioned several times but I’ll go ahead and repeat it one more time; It is hard to be an entrepreneur in Africa. It is even harder to venture into the healthcare sector. It is even hardest when your target beneficiaries are the bottom of the pyramid majority who can’t afford to spend two dollars a day let alone spend it on healthcare.

    Well, that’s what Dr. Davis Musinguzi was up against when he decided to...... Read More

  • Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, sees serious change on the horizon. In the next 30 years, artificial intelligence will outpace human knowledge, leading to job loss, the billionaire tells CNBC's David Faber.

    "The new wave is coming. Jobs will be taken away," Ma says. "Some people, who catch up [with] the wave, will be rich, will be more successful."

    But for those who fall behind, says Ma, the future will be "painful."

    ...... Read More

  • Are you interested in shaping or protecting the future of your country? Do you want to effectively implement government policies? Then, the Government and Public Administration career field is for you. Let’s take a look.

    Government and Public Administration involves the establishment of policies and monitoring of their proper implementation by the workers in this field. It includes the mechanisms required to balance the powers of the workers and their primary duty of enhancing the prosperity and viability...... Read More

  • Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, was the guest of honour at Barclays Bank’s Women of Excellence Awards ceremony, which took place on May 19. In her speech, she shared about her life and career. Here are excerpts;

    “One of the things people always ask me is where I came from? Sometimes, I feel like I just popped out of the woodwork myself because four years ago, no one knew me. I was...... Read More

  • Are you a mover and shaker? Or have a passion for organization? Or yearn to see new places? If so, then Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics is the right career field for you.

    TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS

    Every day, in every part of the world, people, information and goods travel hundreds of thousands of miles on roads, water, railway, pipeline, space and air routes all because of those who work in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

    ...... Read More

  • Today we start a 16 part series of career fields highlighting the job statistics, entry requirements, future prospectus and expected salaries.

    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

    Business management and administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions that are essential to efficient and productive business operations. These career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. According to the survey conducted by the New Vision newspaper to analyze job opportunities advertised in 2015 and...... Read More

  • Good health promotes the well-being of everyone and is important for building prosperous communities to attain the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in order to transform our world. According to United Nations, more than six million children still die before their fifth birthday each year, and only half of all women in developing regions have access to the health care they need.  This brings us to the next career field that we will be talking about among...... Read More

  • Uganda enjoys good climate, abundant arable land and an abundance of water bodies, this means Uganda has the potential to become the food basket of East and Central Africa but this may not happen if strategies to control climate change are not implemented like promoting low carbon emission, planting more trees etc. So today we look at a career field that contributes greatly to the economy of our country, AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL...... Read More

  • Do you desire to have a lifelong impact on others especially young people? Then you will want to take a close look at the Education and Training Career field.

    Education and Training

    Some say, Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible. What do you think about this? I think it’s very true. Without teachers, lecturers, tutors or trainers, we would not be having doctors, nurses, bankers, auditors, manager or even teachers, name it, the list...... Read More

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