International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

Graduates’ Employability: Has the Expansion of the University Sector in Uganda improved Employment Prospects for Graduates? ‘Employers’ and Lecturers’ Perspective’

Godfrey Bagonza
  • Godfrey Bagonza
  • Faculty of Education, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.
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Maria Goretti Kaahwa
  • Maria Goretti Kaahwa
  • Faculty of Education, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.
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Edith G.M. Mbabazi
  • Edith G.M. Mbabazi
  • Faculty of Education, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 18 February 2021
  •  Published: 31 January 2021


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