By Allan Ahimbisibwe
After graduating, I was lucky to get a job in a bank earning 500k a month, at first I thought this was much money but after working for over 7months and I had no achievement, not even a single saving, I made a hard decision to resign.
I decided to think like I had no degree, I actually forgot that I had even gone to makerere with a bachelor’s in statistics
I went back to my mothers home and that’s how my story of entrepreneurship started without capital.
–I will stop here with my story, to be continued–
Things have changed so we must change too, Universities in the 70s used to produce 1000 graduates each year and they would get jobs even before finishing, but now each year we graduate more than 100,000 from over 30 universities and 100 institutes.
?Most of the Educated people in Africa are poor not because they are dense but the way they see things just doesn’t apply to the real world.
?The biggest excuse for getting paid such low amounts of money and having to sit and work for another person for 30 days is THE DEGREE
This has made most of the degree holders very poor and will die that way most likely.
A degree holder does not know how to generate money even from the simplest thing unless that money is generated for the employer. He is so dependent on the salary that he can do anything to get a job but will not think of starting a business of his own to employ others not even operate a chapati Business where he can make 30k a day.
A degree holder is not prepared to start a company and grow it in 2 to 3 years but will spend 4 years searching for a job and works for 30years pushing another person’s dream.
A degree holder is so eager to get out of this country and work in another country than spend time to develop his own country by creating solutions and innovations.
A degree holder in Uganda will watch movies and music on his laptop all the time but never to write a book or research about business opportunities using the same laptop and make money.
They spend much on airtime and data calling and chatting with friends about football, music, outings, but never for business.
A degree holder will blame the government for lack of jobs even when he was on government bursary for him to have his degree.
? Why are the degree holders poor?
Because they have decided to pride themselves in a degree and failed to think better than a man who does not have even a certificate to his name.
?If you want to progress, throw away that degree and start thinking better than someone without a degree. Have an open mind and start anything that can make you money.
Be prepared to get your hands dirty and work like an ox for your business.
Allan Ahimbisibwe (Plant Dr) is a former Statistician now an agronomist and proud farmer. He is also the Founder/CEO Spark Agron -Initiatives Ltd