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TikTok Video Saves Ugandan Statistician Working as Security Guard in the UAE



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Last weekend, the internet lit up with gossip galore, all thanks to the heartwarming saga of Shafik Sebanenya, a Ugandan statistical whiz-turned-security guard in the glamorous land of Abu Dhabi. Can you believe it? Six whole years of guarding under the blazing sun while holding a shiny first-class degree from Kyambogo University back home in 2017. Talk about a plot twist!

Apparently, Sebanenya’s impressive academic chops weren’t enough to impress the folks back in Uganda, forcing him to pack his bags and head for the Gulf in search of greener pastures. But wait, there’s more – he didn’t just twiddle his thumbs as a guard; he also hit the virtual books, stacking up on online courses with dreams of becoming a big shot business analyst. Now that’s dedication!

Last week, Sebanenya – a small-town boy from Lwengo district – spilled the tea on TikTok, pouring his heart out about how his stellar grades didn’t quite translate into the dream job he’d hoped for. His video, captioned “With 19/20 points in PEM and a First-Class degree in Statistics, (I am) a proud security guard,” went viral faster than you can say “UAE.”

And guess what? The plot thickens! A knight in shining armor emerged in the form of none other than Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, a former presidential candidate and bigwig at Makerere University. He swooped in with a job offer, giving Sebanenya a glimmer of hope in the midst of his internet fame.

But Sebanenya’s story didn’t just tug at heartstrings; it sparked a juicy debate on youth unemployment back home. Everyone had their two cents to throw in, sharing their own tales of post-graduation woes and shady job market encounters.

“Can you believe it? All that talent going to waste while some lucky ducks swim in cushy office gigs,” exclaimed activist Dr. Jim Spire Ssentongo, stirring the pot even more.

With over 600,000 young Ugandans jetting off to the Middle East for work, it’s clear that the struggle is real. But hey, if Sebanenya can turn his tale of TikTok woe into a shot at success, who knows what other surprises the gossip mill has in store? Keep those ears perked, folks – you never know when the next internet sensation will spill the tea!

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