By Godfrey Olukya 5-3-2013
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has cautioned students in Africa to be more serious about the subjects and courses they choose to do at school, urging them to target areas in fields such as agriculture, industries,factories, services sector, public service and ICT where they can fit as employees or as entrepreneurs.
Museveni said, ‘When studying, target one of these including modernizing your parent’s agriculture. Don’t just choose courses for
the sake of it. There are some courses whose demand is not exhaustible like medicine, nursing and engineering.’
The President said this while addressing students from Teso College Aloet, Ngora High School and Usuk Secondary School at Teso College campus in eastern Uganda.
Museveni emphasized career guidance for students leading to a selection of subjects that would enable them have a livelihood adding
that technical subjects are a sure choice for a job.
‘Once you finish formal education, become innovative and start your own jobs. He also cautioned the students to guard against HIV/AIDS, warning that reckless behavior can lead to AIDS and betrayal to parents who have invested a lot in their lives and future and in government which is investing heavily in various institutions to ensure that they live a good life.