Katikkiro Mayiga challenges graduates to yearn for more knowledge and skills
The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has advised graduands to always to yearn for knowledge and skills to remain competitive in the job market.
While presiding over the 16th graduation of Buganda Royal Institute in Mengo this morning, Mayiga also encouraged them to work hard so that they can achieve their dreams.
“ These Certificates are not enough in a competitive world, always strive for more knowledge and skills. I have gifted the best student Mpadde Patrick Nsamba with my book titled 'Work and Prosper' knowing that he will find most of its verses useful," Katikkiro Mayiga added.
He encouraged the graduands to always dream big and always go after them with determination and hard work to turn them into reality.
Mayiga added that innovators must be determined and thoroughly convicted that the idea is going to open a new horizons rather than focusing on money.
Minister of State for Trade, Harriet Ntabazi thanked Buganda Kingdom for imparting knowledge and skills into the youth as the government gears up efforts of industrializing the Country and cutting on levels of unemployment as these skills translate into job opportunities.
The Buganda Minisiter for Education, Owek. Dr. Prosperous Nankindu Kavuma said that Buganda Royal Institute has tremendously impacted the education and economic sector for the last 21 years by reducing on levels of unemployment.
"Buganda Kingdom and the Central Government recognise the need to embrace Vocational education in the country, we are grateful to the central Government for ensuring that the policies and legal frame works are in place but at the same time we appeal to government to support Vocational Institutions in equiping and Supporting them," Owek. Nankindu added.
On his part, principal Buganda Royal Institute, Omuk. Anthony Wamala stressed the need for vocational education noting that it focuses on practical skills that can be put to work immediately after school, it prepares students to join the work force more quikly than other programs and thirdly it has proved to be less expensive.
Over 509 students have graduated with diplomas and certificates in various disciplines.
Nsamba Patrick, a student of electrical installation was recognized as the best student on this year’s graduation ceremony.
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