The National University of Rwanda (NUR), yesterday, graduated more than 1,000 students in several fields. The fresh graduates are excited to have finally completed their university degrees – rightly so. It’s no mean feat to finally wear the gown and get hold of your hard-earned degree.
However, after the celebrations, graduates tend to hit the streets in search for jobs. Some lucky few get employment, while others spend months or even years, waiting for their opportunity.
In today’s world, there is no longer time to sit back and wait for employment. Graduates must start thinking of how to create jobs. The Government has been keen on supporting entrepreneurs, and financial institutions have also expressed interest in financing viable projects.
Graduates can for instance, pool their resources and come up with innovative ideas that could not only employ them, but also develop their communities.
There is a tendency for fresh graduates to move to the urban centres; with the misconception that employment is guaranteed. Most of the time they end up disappointed.
There are numerous opportunities in other parts of the country. Recently, the Bank of Kigali management, while launching its Gicumbi branch, confirmed that there are funds available to finance income generating projects. It is such opportunities that the graduates should grab.