When the lists of college students who were going to be on government sponsorship had been out, and Richard Kakooza determined his name below Bachelor of Arts with Education at Kyambogo University, he turned into now not excited about the offer. His circle of relatives even though turned into very excited. They saw this as a possibility to spare a few thousand and thousands of shillings for the 3 years Kakooza spent at college. To him, though, reading Education was now not his choice. There was a reason he had given it a second desire even as filling out the bureaucracy.
“My parents couldn’t hear of me forgoing a government scholarship for an accounting degree at Makerere University Business School, which I desired. So, I studied the Education course and graduated in 2010. But all this whilst, I promised myself that I would pass for a career of my passion,” he recounts. Though Kakooza went on to educate (Economics and Entrepreneurship at Standard High School, Zuzana) for about 5 years, his admiration for accounting never stopped. He wanted to return to school and have a look at the direction of his preference.
“Of course, I had fears approximately whether I may want to manipulate to sponsor myself via college, issues about my task security when I begin school. But in 2016, I implemented it. I graduated in January,” Kakooza stated, including that to him, it was the preference to pursue what he had usually been obsessed with and start a special career path.
To Harriet Mulindwa, the decision to pursue a 2d master’s became because an opportunity had spread out.
“I am broadly speaking an Information Communication and Technology person. I studied a Diploma in Computer Studies and then a diploma and Masters in ICT. But I additionally love coaching, and earlier than I commenced my own pre-faculty, I taught ICT at National Teacher’s College, Guetta.
However, I developed a love for youngsters and for about 3 years working as a research assistant to an American professor who became doing his research on children,” Mulindwa stocks. But she desired to go for similar studies in childhood improvement. She changed into lucky to get a scholarship for a master’s at the University of British Columbia. “When there are possibilities at your disposal, you’re taking gain of them. That is how I ended up with two masters’ tiers,” she says.
The place of job nowadays calls for a multi-professional labor pressure, Arnold Mukwategye, a human capital representative at Alternate Consults, stocks. He says an employee may additionally get a 2nd degree due to the fact they want to diversify their abilities, and in turn, expand their opportunities in the workplace. “An organization inside the hospitality enterprise is possible to rent a person who as an instance has a diploma in Social Work and Social Administration as well as a diploma in Tourism due to the fact such someone is visible as having a wide range of capabilities in human beings management,” Mukwategye says, advising that if one will have that greater degree, degree or Masters, it may are available on hand in making you multi-professional.
“On the other hand, I even have seen humans get the 2nd diploma because their employer demands that they do, particularly the ones in public service. Internally or externally, there are job positions one may not be capable of occupying, regardless of whether or not they have got the competencies but without the helping documents. In this sort of case, a worker may match returned to school to gain the credentials of the one to compete for that role,” says Mukwategye.
We live in a converting world, and most careers also are converting. “New possibilities are coming up and result in new disciplines inside the academia to meet the one’s adjustments. In Uganda, one of these fields is oil and fuel. Years ago, as an example, universities no longer have oil and fuel courses because they want to become now not there. Still, with the invention of oil in Uganda, now there’s a need. Some of the people who have studied that degree are those who have already got degrees in other disciplines,” Ahmed Kasule, a lecturer at the Islamic University in Uganda, shares.
Kasule also says once in a while, universities do no longer have quite a few alternatives in terms of upgrading or obtaining new competencies for folks who can be interested. “You may additionally, for example, have a degree in a given field, and also you possibly want to advantage particular competencies and capabilities in an area related to that subject. However, the college has no masters’ program for that unique vicinity, however as a substitute, no other bachelor’s program. This might also force one to have degrees and the equal go at masters’ level,” he says.