Basing on the fact that in Uganda today many students join schools but in the course of their studies fail to be acquainted with what they are capable of becoming in the future, Victoria University has embarked on visiting different schools across the country, in a bid to tip students on how they can manage to discover their talents, potential and ability, in order to determine their future careers.
On Thursday, Nabisunsa Girls School joined the queue among other schools to enjoy a free lecture from Victoria University, during the school’s ‘Career Tour and Expo’ event held at the school’s premises.
The event focused on helping the girls discover their abilities and potential, understanding their career possibilities early enough and the education, needed skills to build, and appreciating the workplace of their future.
Students were also tipped on how to have timely access to information and exposure to enable them reach their full career potential, discover their talents, help them find a clearly defined mission in school and in life-leading to higher life aspirations and enhancement of learning outcomes, to enhance the knowledge and understanding towards a wide range of career fields and industries.
Through such practices, students get exposed to knowledge of great thinkers, innovators and inventors that have influenced the greatness of different career fields aiming at inspiring their own, inform and empower them (students) in making decisions and choices involved in planning a future, and building a career, in choosing an occupation, preparing for it, entering in it and advancing in it.
Oscar Kamukama, Victoria University’s marketing and recruitment specialist told Red Pepper that, such career tour and expo help students develop their awareness of the important relationships between academic pursuits and their seemingly distant occupational goal and provide a motivation for school and academic life.
Apparently, some students, companies and organizations, participated in different exhibitions and an event that attracted many inspirational guest speakers that included among others; Ambassodor Scott DeLisi, Dr. Naome Kebba, Dr. Umar Bagampadde, Dr. Elizabeth Balirwa, Dr. Rebecca Nakatudde, Dr. Amin Kiggundu, Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura, and Minister Ruth Nankabirwa, according to the events manager, Zulaika Nanfuka.