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BrighterMonday Fights Uganda’s Youth Unemployment

Joshua Mugisha -Country Manager Brighter Monday (L) chats with
Nicholas Okwir Chairman Federation of Uganda Employers (R) during the
launch of the Brighter Monday Graduate Progam aimed at imparting
skills to over 1,000 graduates

Christians are mourning the death of Anglican West Buganda Rt. Rev. Bishop Godfrey Makumbi who has succumbed to throat cancer, approved Chimp Corps report.

Makumbi passed away on Sunday at the Uganda Cancer Institute, http://contactburlco.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product-reviews.php Mulago Referral Hospital.

He is said to have battled the disease for several years.

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The Bishop’s health condition deteriorated a few weeks ago, leading to his admission at the hospital.

Cancer is a disease that develops when normal body cells change and begin to grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way. In some types of cancer the uncontrolled growth causes a lump/swelling.

In other types of cancer a large number of abnormal cells results for example in blood cancer called leukaemia.

According to Dr. Joyce Balagadde, Head of Research and Training directorate, 60 percent of cancer types are infection related.

These include cervical cancer in women that is caused by the human papilloma virus and cacosy sarcoma among others.

“These can be cured if detected earlier and treatment taken accordingly,” said Dr. Balagadde who also doubles as the Head of Paediatrics Oncology at the institute.

Ugandans have since taken to social media platforms to send their condolences to the deceased.

Many praised him as a “good preacher” and anti-corruption crusader.

The Anglican Church is today expected to release the funeral programme of the departed man of God.
Christians are mourning the death of Anglican West Buganda Rt. Rev. Bishop Godfrey Makumbi who has succumbed to throat cancer, cost http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php Chimp Corps report. He was 52.

Makumbi passed away on Sunday at the Cancer Institute, buy more about Mulago Referral Hospital.

He is said to have battled the disease for several years .

The Bishop’s health condition deteriorated a few weeks ago, approved leading to his admission at the hospital.

Cancer is a disease that develops when normal body cells change and begin to grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way. In some types of cancer the uncontrolled growth causes a lump/swelling.

In other types of cancer a large number of abnormal cells results for example in blood cancer called leukaemia.

According to Dr. Joyce Balagadde, Head of Research and Training directorate, 60 percent of cancer types are infection related.

These include cervical cancer in women that is caused by the human papilloma virus and cacosy sarcoma among others.

“These can be cured if detected earlier and treatment taken accordingly,” said Dr. Balagadde who also doubles as the Head of Paediatrics Oncology at the institute.

Ugandans have since taken to social media platforms to send their condolences to the deceased.

Many praised him as a “good preacher” and anti-corruption crusader.

The Anglican Church is today expected to release the funeral programme of the departed man of God.
In a joint effort to address the growing problem of numerous unemployable graduates being churned out from institutions of higher learning, buy http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-includes/link-template.php BrighterMonday, pill http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-includes/author-template.php Uganda’s largest job website in partnership with other institutions, visit has launched a one-month-long training platform dubbed ‘The BrighterMonday Graduate Program’ under the theme ‘Defining your next step.’

Speaking during the launch Press conference recently, Joshua Mugisha, Country Manager BrighterMonday said, “A survey conducted by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in 2014 found that over 63 percent of youth in Uganda lack employability skills, technical mastery and basic work-related capabilities.”

Informed by such statistics as well as the World Bank report 2014 that suggests that over 70 percent of an approximated 400,000 fresh graduates in Uganda are unemployable, BrighterMonday saw the need to train and impart practical skills to over 1,000 graduates during The Brighter Monday Graduate Program scheduled to take place from 6th to 31st July 2016.

Mugisha added that as thousands of job seekers are created every year, the burden to train and prepare them for the working environment has been left to the employer because many of the Degrees or Diplomas awarded are not adequately tailored to match Uganda’s job market.

Nicholas J Okwir, Chairman Federation of Uganda Employers, a body that brings together employers in Uganda, applauded the Graduate Program saying it is in line with FUE’s mission of “enhancing employers’ competitiveness through policy advocacy, fostering best employment relations and provision of business development services.”

Ebraheem Ssali, Managing Director, Exquisite Solutions said, “Through our Human Resource practice, we have encountered Information Technology graduates who cannot install anti-virus onto a computer or Bachelor of Commerce graduates that cannot prepare a balance sheet.”

“With this, we have realized that our graduates in Uganda today lack drive, focus and ambition, making them some of the least employable graduates in the region. It is a gap we have tried to close during our Grad Fairs that have been held during our 10 years of existence as a company. With our new partnership with the Graduate Program, we hope that young professionals’ dreams will no longer be blown away in thin air.’

Tom Tumwesige, Head of Service Delivery Boston Enterprises – Raises who are the facilitators of the training explained that rate of change in the job market in the 21st Century has been so rapid that formal education is failing to keep pace.

“Graduates from both high school and University are inadequately prepared for the world of work. Employers today require employees who can source and analyze information in an unsupervised manner and then be able to report their findings to various stakeholders. Employees have to be personally responsible with strong skills in technology, critical thinking, time management and communication.’

Tumwesige said the Program will be preceded by a professional team of trainers working alongside business leaders and teams, with a core focus on tutorials aimed at unlocking talent, driving productivity and improving performance.

This unique training solution focuses on five core areas in employment such as personal development, professional development, communication Technology and Career planning.

“We believe that these solutions will go a long-way in helping employers and employees to not only grow market share, improve customer care but also create systems that will ultimately allow businesses to attain their competitive advantage,” added Tumwesige.

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