Uganda, situated in the centre of Africa and on the shores of Lake Victoria, has been at the crossroads of trade and civilisations since the beginning of human history. While its economy was, until recently, focused on agricultural exports, a new massive economic sector has come to the spotlight in the early 2000’s, with the discovery of significant hydrocarbon deposits.
Whether you are at the start of your adult life, or are an experienced professional already, there is always new knowledge and new skills available, which can help you to grow. The same way organisations need to expand in order to succeed, individuals need to increase their knowledge and skills to keep up with the competition in the workplace and grow professionally.
While most parts of the developed and developing world aim to offer their citizens free and easy access to basic education, the picture becomes very different when we look at higher education. Universities, both public and private, can differ greatly in terms of the quality of teaching, the range of programmes they offer and the tuition fees they charge. Government or state universities are often underfunded and overcrowded, usually unable to serve the rapidly increasing demand.
In today’s demanding world it is imperative to have specialised and in-depth knowledge in any field you choose to build your career. However, due to the limited number of places in many public and private universities, students are often forced to enrol in programmes which are not their first choice, or are of little interest to them and are thus led to careers which are unsuitable and unexciting.