A TRACER STUDY OF INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS AND APPLIED

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					       A TRACER STUDY OF INSTITUTE OF
      STATISTICS AND APPLIED ECONOMICS
       GRADUATES WORKING IN KAMPALA
      CITY-UGANDA FOR THE PERIOD 1990 to
                     1995

                              BY

                      NYIRABASABOSE Lydia

               INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS AND APPLIED
            ECONOMICS, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, UGANDA


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               Background to the study


o The Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics
  (ISAE) was established as a regional project, within
  the legal framework of Makerere University in1969.

o It provides facilities for the high level professional
  training of personnel in Statistics, Planning and
  Applied Economics to meet the needs of statistical
  offices across Sub-Saharan region.


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               Objectives of the study


• To establish the sex and academic performance of
  graduates.
• To establish present employment status of graduates
• To assess the performance of graduates at work
• To assess the satisfaction of the graduates at work.
• To establish the differentials of sex, employment,
  academic performance, satisfaction and job titles
  among graduates.
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                    Methodology

   Data collected was based on primary and secondary
   sources.
   The study population involved ISAE graduates. Out
   of a population of 303 who graduated, a sample size
   of 90 participants was selected purposively.
   Data was entered in EPIDATA and exported to SPSS
   for analysis.
   Descriptive tests were used to establish relationships
   between set of variables of interest



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            Discussion of findings of the study

   Sex and academic performance of respondents
• Out of the 90 respondents, 64.5% were males while
  35.5% were females.
• Also results show that 5.6% of the graduates obtained
  first class degrees, 48.9% of the graduates were
  second upper class degree holders and 45.6%
  obtained lower class degrees.



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            Employment status of respondents

• The results revealed that 83.4% of the graduates are
  employed
• 12.2 % are self-employed.
• 4.4% are not employed but seeking employment.
• Among the graduates employed, some are on full
  time jobs, others are pursuing advanced academic
  studies but do part time work and others are on full
  study leave.



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            Performance of graduates at work

  The findings in relation to performance of the
  graduates at work reveal that;
• 55.6% of graduates use the knowledge and skills
  acquired to a high extent
• 31.1% of the graduates use the knowledge and skills
  acquired to some extent
• 13.3% of the graduates use the knowledge and skills
  to a small extent.


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      Satisfaction of the graduates by sex

  The responses of the graduates with regard to
  satisfaction level according to sex indicated that
• 46.6% of males were very satisfied compared to
  31.3% of females.
• 37.9% of males were satisfied in relation to 46.9% of
  females
• 15.5% of males and 21.9% of females were fairy
  satisfied.


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  Differentials of sex, employment, academic
   performance, satisfaction and job titles.

  Relationship between employment status and
  sex of graduates.
• x2 (computed) = 1.007 and x2 (tabulated)=
  0.0731
  Ho was rejected and concluded that there is
  significant relationship between employment
  status and sex of graduates.
• This is reflected by a higher percentage
  (64.4%) of males employed compared to
  35.6% of females
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                Differentials (Cont’d)

   Relationship between performance at work and
   class of degree of graduates.

     x2 (computed) =2.224 and x2 (tabulated) = 0.898

   The null hypothesis is rejected and the conclusion is
   that performance of graduates at work is related to
   class of degrees obtained.


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               Differentials (Cont’d)


   Relationship between satisfaction and job titles of
   graduates.

     x2 (computed )=10.257 and x2 (tabulated) = 0.418

    The null hypothesis (Ho) is rejected and the
   conclusion is that satisfaction level is associated with
   job title of graduates.

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                     Limitations

• Limited time to carry out the study
• Financial constraints




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                    Conclusions
• Most graduates are employed either in the public
  sector or private sector.
• Graduates use the knowledge and skills acquired to a
  high extent and most.
• More males were satisfied than females at work.
• There are significant associations between sex Vs
  employment, performance at work Vs class of degree,
  and satisfaction at work Vs job titles.
• Another study should be carried out to cover all the
  years.
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