HARGEISA, 5 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – I remember a morning where the voices of graduates are yet to break the silent of the day. It is a moment of shining for those heroes who spent a good time of their life in the university. I remember a morning that every one of us headed for the university where the ceremony took place. The scene set place (University of Hargeisa) is amazing , music band-boys plays out through out the day with in front of dressed graduates. Time after time the ceremony is getting interested. That day is meticulously arranged and has special memories to our lives.
But After University, What Next?
You have reached an important goal by hard work and perseverance. You have put in a great deal of work and effort to get to this point. You’re finally in the real world. You’ve graduated, walked across the stage and climbed down from the stairs of the academy, leading you right into the real world. You face a new chapter in your life now.
As young graduates we all have a pragmatic view in the real world outside university, whether we are thinking of starting work, taking a fissure year or staying on for a further degree. This book provides genuineness, guidance and counsel for any one preparing for life after university.
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Read this book, a different book that is unique. A book that was inspiring every one expected to work, to be honest, to be fair and to strive in pursuit of knowledge and fight ignorance, a book that is discouraged idleness and laziness. The book offer volunteer opportunities to the graduates who wish to build on a set of skills to suit their education.
For the last one year I was involved participating Hargeisa Readers Clubs reading ceremonies, where eventually the Club exhibit book reviews to the youth in Hargeisa so as to become a source of motivation to those who have the appetite to read more and bookworms. Hargeisa Readers Club has not only provided reading opportunities for their young bookish members, but can also be a great asset to Somaliland people as a whole. I admire their empowering the youth in Hargeisa through reading skills allied with how to translate and present the books.
Participating these reading ceremonies brought me to read lots of self-help books, and make review for those who have not seen it. What you see in this review article is a piece of summary about the book called After University, What Next?
The writer of the book enlightens deeply that it is tragedy for generations who are living without sense of purpose, mission and goals. As the wise words of the writer, the writer went around asks young people and adults what it is they are living their lives for, you will unfortunately discover that possibly over 90% are living simply because they were born. They go to school or university not for any purpose but because every other young and adults in the town goes to school or university. There after, they look for a job simply because all people look for a job after studies. If they can, they buy a car, rent a house and trade between Somaliland and Dubai. Those people lack the potent vision to live the rest of their lives.
The problem with today’s graduates is that they do not want to get their lives at risk to turn vividly true their future ambitions. Many have been overprotected by their selves and don’t like to be a role model for generations to come. Graduates must keep in mind that there are so many challenges ahead of them. The whole world wants for us because we have fresh minds that can began personal reforms to accomplish social reform.
With regards to the years in the university, most students dream only for the completion of their first degree, but lack the idea of having what they are doing after university. Two question echoes your ears if you become a graduate in Hargeisa. The first question is do you get a job or aren’t you married?. Job opportunities are one of the delightful stories chanting always the graduates in Hargeisa. Graduates have a hard time in Somaliland job markets and affected by poor employment prospects due to the stagnant or slothful economies that are unable to generate enough job opportunities to absorb the young people qualifying from institutions of learning every year.
While reading newspapers every day is a pushy work for young graduates in search of job opportunity and life better outside university. Others travel to abroad to prepare post-graduate at different university in the world especially, Uganda, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.
Last but not least, I. thought that we are a generation in need role models that is living with us. Lack of powerful vision to live by our youth, without goals and desires resulted the low achievement of most of our young Somali Landers.
Our motto is “ BE ROLE MODEL FOR GENERATIONS TO COME”
Title: After University, What Next?
Author: Ambrose Kabuki Mukiibi
Published by: Human Potential Publications LTD, 2003
Written by: Farhan Abdi Suleiman (oday)