Dad graduates alongside daughter in pursuit of excellence as a tour guide :: Uganda Radionetwork

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Kibiina reveals that some reputable tourism agencies have denied her high profile clients, citing low levels of literacy and etiquette to suit their tastes and preferences in the modern adventure and leisure services industry, however , with a certificate in social work, he hopes to break down these barriers.

Ronald Kibiina, 52, a tour guide in Jinja City, is among 749 graduates who successfully completed various courses at YMCA, Jinja Branch and graduated on Friday.

Kibiina, who obtained a certificate after completing a two-year course in Social Work and Social Administration – SWASA, became the top student at the institute.

Kibiina who was born in Kalangala says he successfully completed primary education and O’level with good grades but performed poorly in his UACE but lacked funds to repeat the same, which prompted him to opt for odd jobs.

Kibiina reveals that he tried investing in several small businesses that failed to materialize, but his friend introduced him to the business of tour guide, which has since brought him enough income to support himself. needs of his family.

However, over the past 20 years, it has struggled to show the skills needed to handle world-class tourists.

Kibiina says the course provided her with the necessary skills to allow her to easily interact with customers from different backgrounds and races.

He further reveals that some reputable tour companies have turned him down, high-profile clients, citing low levels of literacy and etiquette to suit their tastes and preferences in the modern adventure and travel services industry. hobbies, however, with a certificate in social work, he hopes to break down those barriers.

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Kibiina, a father of four who graduated alongside one of his daughters, Eseza Nakigunga, says the course was demanding as he had to allocate quality time fairly for his family, work and school needs throughout. of his two-year school career. But with the support of friends, he was able to achieve his educational goals.

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Nakigunga says Kibiina acted as his form of protection against association with peer groups throughout his study period.

She adds that they always studied together, which allowed her to get good grades at the end of the course.

“My father is my best friend who always advised me to revise on a daily basis, we always shared development ideas together and our study in the same school allowed us to bond more as a family”, says- she.

Meanwhile, Godfrey Nkoole, the Deputy Director of the YMCA says Kibiina has been a disciplined student, who willingly offered parental advice and guidance to several learners within the institution.

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