Umcat graduands urged to embrace digital media and work proffesional

Posted on Dec 21, 2022
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Kampala - Graduands at Umcat school of journalism, mass communication and business studies have been advised to ensure that they work proffesional in their different fields and embrace digital media as they move out after graduation.


While addressing students on Tuesday 20th,2022 during the 14th graduation in Umcat main campus in Kampala under the theme consolidating multimedia training for socio-economic transformation in umcat main campus in Kampala,Joseph Elunya a principal at umcat advised all those who graduated to use different online channels so as to thrive in their careers.


"Most audiences are going digital as traditional media is under siege with the rate at which the media world today is shifting very fast as it's dynamic opt for many new channels for story telling and must be courageous to experiment with and be able to thrive in their careers as in these fast-changing times, the media land scape is very much different from the one in which I and others carved out a career", he advised.


"Graduation isn't the end of the tough journey ahead,it is the end of one level and the beginning of another tougher one but beautiful,there is alot of adventure that awaits you,adventure and is often clouded with uncertainty but the beauty about adventure is that when you move it with a positive attitude,you will enjoy and push you to success",Charles Ogwel the director of UMCAT institute said to those graduating.


"Before, we had more men in journalism than women, UMCAT under took a deliberate initiative to increase enrollment of women into journalism and media training todate we have managed to balance the equation as in the last year's graduation,out of 230 candidates who graduated,119 were female representing 51% and 111 were male accounting for 49% respectively of the total number of graduates thein this specific ceremony,where 298 are graduation,150 are females which is about 50.3% of the total and 148 are males representing 49.7% respectively",he added.


Chris Baryomunsi, Minister for ICT and National Guidance in the Cabinet of Uganda who was a chief guest called upon law enforcement officers to respect the work of journalists while on duty instead of clashing with them calling for harmonious working relationship between the two as all are doing public duty.


"we respect you as government since you are the mirror of society, remind proffesional all the time while doing your work, stick to facts drop write what you want", he said.


He also added that media has greatly grown in Uganda with the government support thus having many tvs,news papers and online platforms that have created many opportunities as freedom of speech and freedom after speech has been promoted.


A total of about 297 students successfully completed and met the requirements for the award of respective programs at UMCAT school of journalism and mass communication in the 14th graduation ceremony.


The function was graced by cultural dance and performance from gospel singer Wilson Bugembe.


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