The graduands telling their story during the ceremony
By Kitts D.Mabonga
A total of over 500 International students have graduated from the prestigious SIR Nelson International College with a call upon them to respect God, their jobs and be honest while at their new job stations.
The principal Sir Nelson International college Nelson Mpagi with other officials during the ceremony.
The ceremony was held at the Twin Tower hotel Bwaise in Kawempe division over the weekend with students coming from The Comoros Islands, Somalia, The Sudan,Chad,Nigeria,Burma,Saudi Arabia, Rwanda,South Sudan, Burundi,Genea among others who all scooped diplomas in English language study.
The director of the college Nelson Mpagi told Xpress Times that they are trying to help train these youths from these countries in the region to master the English language as a deliberate strategy to help them compete and secure International jobs because back home their countries don’t offer English.
‘’We took a decision as board and decided to set up this College after research indicated that hundreds of International students from within the African continent were looking for opportunities to train in the English language discipline with a view that they too can compete for International jobs within and outside their countries of origin’’ noted Mpagi.
He noted when the students finish with their courses, they later proceed to join Universities within Kampala to attain their higher education levels before finally joining the job market.
On behalf of the parent’s community, Mr. Shogi Sebit Dada from South Sudan who brought his wife Hawa Roba to study at this facility said he was finding it a problem as the wife could not copy up with their family business due to the language barrier and that is why he took the decision to give her a chance.
‘’We come from South Sudan and I had found problems with my wife who manages a small business in Kampala here due to language barrier She continued making losses after customers learnt she did not understand English and that forced me to bring her here for this great course and she can now speak, read and write English fluently’’ noted the visibly excited Dada a Motor vehicle dealer based in Juba.