Kato Simon Kagambirwe - Quality Control Operator
Kato Simon Kagambirwe graduated with a Master's Degree in june 2014. He is now working as Quality Control Operator, National Information Systems in Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Where are you from?
Why did you choose Master’s Programme in Public Administration , UiB?
To develop my organizational management competence, research and analytical skills, and also to enable me to get international exposure.
What did you write your thesis about?
Implementation of tax reforms at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
Did you have relevant work experience, or did you participate in student organizations?
Having worked as an administrator and records clerk, I have relevant work experience. I also participated as secretary for social affairs at the International Students Union (ISU) at the University of Bergen, 2012/2014. Prior to that I have held various elected positions at the Uganda National Students Association (UNSA), both at national and local level.
Why should new prospective students choose our Master’s Programme?
The Master in Public Administration helps students understand how management, administration, organizations and politics work. It also enhances ones analytical lenses and research skills.
What is your job?
To ensure that Uganda’s National Identity Cards meet the required standards before they are issued out to the owners.
What is the best thing about your job and what is most challenging?
It has instilled perfectionism in me in terms of not compromising the quality of goods and services I give out as a government worker.
What was your first job after graduation? How did you transition from studies to work?
My first job after graduation was as a records clerk at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). My transition from studies to work was very challenging in terms of concentration and relating with different categories of professionals at my workplace.
Do you have any tips for new students who are thinking about job opportunities after graduation?
The advice I would give new students is to have a positive attitude about getting a relevant job. They should be creative, balance their social and academic life. They should also study hard and get good grades; this will improve their chances in the labor marked.