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Graduate unemployment in Uganda: socioeconomic factors exonerating university training

Ssempebwa, Jude

Abstract:
University training in Uganda is under attack, albeit rhetorically, for graduate unemployment.  Thus, it has been a scapegoat for policy inaction and divestiture of accountability by employment policy persons.  A recent study, ‘Factors influencing graduate employability in Uganda’, however, finds that socioeconomic factors, rather than university training, are blamable for the anomaly and recommends macro-economic reforms purposed to increase the availability of paid employment opportunities and feasibility and profitability of graduate selfemployment.

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Title of Paper: Graduate unemployment in Uganda: socioeconomic factors exonerating university training
Conference Name: First Graduates Conference on Research and Dissemination of Findings
Conference Date: 2006-08-28
Conference Location: Regency Hotel, Kampala
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2006
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Uganda, Universities, Graduate Unemployment, Training


File Size:58 KB
Date Added:21 August 2007


Ssempebwa, Jude (2006). Graduate unemployment in Uganda: socioeconomic factors exonerating university training. Presented at the conference on Educational research: process and dissemination of findings, Kampala, 28-29 August.