Prof. Victor Murinde emphasizes the role of ICT, companies & organizations in fighting unemployment

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The aficionado Victor Murinde (in tie) explains, accompanied by Father Charles Mutabaruka of USJM.
The aficionado Victor Murinde (in tie) explains, accompanied by Father Charles Mutabaruka of USJM.

Professor Victor Murinde has challenged the youth and other stakeholders to embrace Information Communication Technology-ICT, forming companies, organizations, groups and other fruitful activities if Uganda and other African countries are to effectively fight unemployment and realize socio-economic transformation.

The aficionado Murinde, who is the AXA Chair in Global Finance, SOAS University of London and visiting a professor at University of St. Joseph Mbarara-USJM emphasized this, while delivering a momentous public lecture to USJM graduands, continuing students and other guests at Bishop John Baptist Kakubi Memorial Hall Nyamitanga today, May 5,2022 ahead of USJM’s graduation ceremony slated for Saturday, 7th May 2022 at its campus Nyamitanga Mbarara city. He stressed that the current generation can utilize ICT and internet, start organizations, groups or companies and be more creative, to increase jobs because it’s possible for many to employ themselves. Audio; he explains that as the world recovers from COVID-19 impact, outsourcing, networking and teamwork are important and should be utilized, with each person able to complement the other.

With universities, technical and other tertiary institutions continuing to produce thousands of graduates, experts warn that it’s largely disastrous for the government to think that it can provide employment opportunities for most of these graduates, hence evident that there’s a need for it and other stakeholders to embrace and support crucial sectors like ICT, farming & agriculture, research, innovation and others that can employ many, especially the youths.

During the Public Lecture.
During the Public Lecture.

According to Mr. Katungi Emmanuel who’s the director RUDICOP Polytechnic School, skilling should be everyone’s emphasis, and the government should support skilling as it makes industrial parks. He says private partnerships and funding to support skilling should also be ensured, to produce a skilled generation.

Mr. Katungi Emmanuel,the director RUDICOP.
Mr. Katungi Emmanuel,the director RUDICOP.

Tumwebaze Caroline, a graduand finalizing her Bachelors of Business Administration who attended this public lecture expressed concern that many graduates continue to suffer because of underestimating opportunities. She challenged fellow youths & entire generation to be creative,respect opportunities if they are to be successful.

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