Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has asked government to streamline career guidance at all levels of education in the country because students today are joining University without career choices.
The Deputy Principal Prof. Moses Muhwezi, said after realizing that there is a gap in career guidance among students who apply to join the University, MUBS decided to engage career guidance teachers and students in secondary schools in seminars and workshops prior to admission to the University so as to show them the courses offered at the University. This is aimed at enabling students to apply for courses based on their interests and abilities.
Prof. Moses Muhwezi
“Some of the students from primary school to University are still young. They do not know what is happening out there and are not sure of what to do. This is why career guidance is important,” he said. He said proper career guidance will guide their future based on their interests and abilities.
“All our students undergo career guidance before they join the institution. We go to secondary schools and invite them here for workshops and seminars,” Prof. Muhwezi said.
He added that companies that have sponsored this year’s fair should work with Universities and government to streamline the training so that they can get the right kind of employees.
On Monday, March 15, 2017, NSSF and Monitor Publications launched the 2017 annual Universities career fair at Makerere University and on Wednesday, the fair moved to Makerere University Business School.