Benjamin Rukwengye

Benjamin is the founder of Boundless Minds, an education-leadership social enterprise working with high school graduates and university students through community service volunteerism, as a pathway to employment, entrepreneurship and social justice learning. He holds a graduate degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication, both from Makerere University.

He is the Founding Chairman of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation; and previously worked as Head of Recruitment at Teach for Uganda; and as Programme Associate - Research and Data Journalism, at the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).Benjamin is a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur; and a fellow of Leo Africa Institute – Young and Emerging Leaders Project.

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Topic: Emphasise Soft Skills in Uganda’s Education System to Respond to the Unemployment Challenge

This paper argues that for graduates of the education system to be able to meet the demands of job creation and be competitive in a globalised economy, more attention needs to be paid towards soft skills such as critical thinking, questioning, problem solving, negotiation, people management, collaboration and communication.

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