By Francis Emorut
The Resident City Commissioner of Mbale city, Prossy Mwanjuzi, has cautioned female graduates against rushing into marriage.
“Young ladies, before you rush to the institute of marriage, first make your own money,” she advised.
Mwanjuzi explained that the standards of living have changed, which necessitates that both a husband and wife share responsibilities in building a family and supporting extended families.
She made the remarks in her capacity as a chief guest during the graduation ceremony of Global Institute of Information, Technology and Business, Makerere (GIIT) in Kampala on May 15.
Mwanjuzi advised the over 100 graduands not to be overly excited about life, but to aim higher, citing women like Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga, who have made to the top.
She urged the graduands not underestimate themselves, but to be focused on setting goals and achieving them.
Mwanjuzi called upon the young graduands to be job creators and not job seekers, saying she has never looked for a job but President Yoweri Museveni identified her as resident city commissioner for Mbale city.
She called upon the young graduands to be job creators and not job seekers, saying she has never looked for a job, but President Yoweri Museveni identified her as resident city commissioner for Mbale city.
“Don’t lose hope,” Mwanjuzi said.
She pointed out that the job market is competitive and advised the graduands to further their studies up to master’s and the Doctor of Philosophy levels.
The director of GIIT, Ben Opolot, commended parents for sacrificing a lot in order to educate their children during the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted the activities of the economy for two years.
During the function, the students of the institute led by a designer and artiste Godfrey Kato entertained guests.
Graduands were awarded certificates and diplomas in different disciplines. The best students who scored cumulative grade point average (CPGA) 4.57 and 4.42 Annet Babirye and Tabu Ssemboga respectively received cash prizes.