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Is the job market ready to absorb the thousands who graduate every year?

n Invest in structured graduate training programs to scale-up employment opportunities COMMENT | SHIRLEY BIRUNGI  |  Every year, the education news headlines usually focus on the tens of thousands graduating from the various universities. This, after the graduands receive their certificates, diplomas, bachelors, and any other form of accreditation upon completing …

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Plan on to repatriate over 500 Ugandan migrant workers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government is preparing to repatriate more than 500 Ugandan migrant workers stranded in the Arabian Peninsula countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman among others. Betty Among Akena, the Minister of Labour says the government is in advanced stages to repatriate …

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Australia plans to increase migrant intake amid skills crisis

Canberra, Australia | Xinhua |  The Australian government has flagged an increase to the country’s migrant intake. Brendan O’Connor, minister for skills and training, said the new Labor government was considering raising the annual migration cap from its current level of 160,000 with more skilled migrants, including health care workers …

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To Work Remotely: How prepared are we?

  COMMENT | MIRIAM KANYESGYE | The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged society in ways once considered unimaginable, forcing people to reconsider a wide variety of practices, from work to leisure, to basic travel and daily tasks. At the peak of the pandemic, a large proportion of the global …

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Over 50 jobless after Gaagaa Bus closes

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gaagaa bus services has closed its operations allegedly due to financial troubles, leaving more than 50 employees jobless. Several unsuspecting passengers caught unawares by the closure of bus operations have been turning up at the Arua booking office only to find the place closed. …

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UDB helped create 41,000 jobs despite inflation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank, the country’s national development finance company, made a record level of loan approvals in 2021, with total lending of sh635 billion. The approved loans are the highest since 2011, denoting a 10-year-high, while the loan stock grew more than half …

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