The aim of the tracer studies was on the one hand to investigate, the conditions under which graduates from the tertiary sector were employed and on the other, to explore the employers' expectations of graduates. The study targeted one thousand degree and diploma graduates of year 2002 from 4 Universities and four Other Tertiary Institutions with a target of 120 employers from the public and private sectors.From the study, the following findings were revealed:
1. The majority of graduates (90%) were employed during the first year after graduation in mostly urban areas.
2. The field of study is the single most important factor for securing gainful employment.
3. A sizeable number of graduates were employed by the private sector
4. Makerere University and Uganda Martyrs University had the largest number of urban employees while IUIU had the biggest number in rural areas. Other findings were on Salaries, job security, status, gender, recruitment procedure, staff training, among others.Several conclusions were drawn and recommendations made.
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|Document Title:||Graduate tracer and employers' expectations studies|
|Project Title:||NCHE/CHEPS/MISR Graduate Tracer and Employers' Expectation Study|
|Institution:||National Council for Higher Education|
|City and Country:||Kampala, Uganda|
|Document Type:||Research Report (Peer Reviewed)|
|Keywords:||Tracer Studies, Graduates, Graduate Employment, Graduate Unemployment, Research and Development R&D, Research Institutions, Research Universities, Research Assessment, Uganda, Unemployment|
|File Size:||1.69 MB|
|Rights:||Permission granted by author and publisher|
|Date Added:||04 April 2008|