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Graduate tracer and employers' expectations studies

National Council for Higher Education, (NCHE); Makerere Institute of Social Research, (MISR); Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, (CHEPS)

Abstract:
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


Date:2006
Document Type:Research Report (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Uganda
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


National Council for Higher Education, (NCHE); Makerere Institute of Social Research, (MISR); Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, (CHEPS) (2006). Graduate tracer and employers' expectations studies. Kampala: National Council for Higher Education. 87pages