PSFU Applauds Busitema University's Outstanding Engagement in the Work Readiness Program

A team of Officials from the Private Sector Foundation Uganda conducted an Evaluation Visit at Busitema University Library, where graduates participating in the Work Readiness Program are placed. The team consisted of Mrs. Flavia Lubega, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the SG+ Project, and Ms. Brenda Akisa, the Graduates' Relations Officer, was received by Dr. Fredrick Kiwuwa Lugya, the University Librarian and supervisor of the graduates.

Under its Private arm (Busitema University Fund), Busitema University partners with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda to implement the Work Readiness Program (WRP), a collaborative effort between Enabel and PSFU aimed at enhancing the employability and productivity of young graduates. The WRP provides practical work experience and develops soft skills for recent university graduates, particularly in sectors such as manufacturing (including agro-processing), construction, tourism, and ICT. This program empowers graduates to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios, thereby improving their Employability.

Dr. Lugya expressed gratitude to PSFU for their support and commended the graduates for their exceptional performance in the program. The PSFU team, in turn, appreciated Dr. Lugya for fostering a strong partnership between PSFU and Busitema University.

Mrs. Lubega Flavia advised the graduates to continue working hard, emphasizing the importance of listening to their supervisors taking the program as a valuable learning opportunity, and sticking to their purposes in the workplace. The team engaged in one-on-one interactions with both new and old cohorts of graduates to gather their feedback on the program and to listen to some of the success stories. Cited among them was Moses Byaruhanga's story who participated in the Work readiness program and attained a number of skills that facilitated his recruitment as a University permanent staff working as an Assistant IT Officer in charge of Web systems 

In conclusion, certificates of completion were presented to graduates from the first cohort, including Ms. Rosemary Nalwanga, Mr. Byaruhanga Moses, Mr. Bageya Ivan, Mr. Semirembe Koyada, and Ms. Nandera Sharon.