The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) has approved businessman Hamis Kiggundu’s book titled ‘Success and Failure based on Reason and Reality’ to be used by students in secondary schools.
Ms. Grace Baguma, the NCDC director, said after reviewing and evaluating the text book, they found it relevant to be adopted in Uganda’s curriculum to inspire students into investing.
“We evaluated this book and found it useful to our children since it cuts across all the subjects. All schools should adopt it since it is an inspirational material that would inspire students, right from Senior One to be business-minded,” Ms. Baguma was quoted by Daily Monitor.
“Mr. Kiggundu’s book will help to inspire and change the mindset of students, right from the grassroots on how to save and invest,” she added
Before any book is adopted into the national curriculum, it has to go through evaluation processes by NCDC, which involve reviewing for language, relevance and message, among others.
Most schools have adopted a number of books written by foreigners and, therefore, it is time they adopted books written by Ugandans.
Hamis Kiggundu is a well-known businessman who not only trades in Uganda as Ham Enterprises Ltd, but also as Ham International UK Ltd in the UK, Ham International Ltd in the US and Skylight Investments in South Africa.
Eagle Online reviewed the Book: https://eagle.co.ug/2018/07/26/book-review-hamis-kiggundu-on-success-and-the-need-to-have-a-sense-of-purpose.html
Kiggundu directly employs more than 1,200 people. He had his primary, secondary, and university education in Uganda and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere University. He is commonly known as Ham.
In his book, Kiggundu says he’s purely a businessman and doesn’t often write books. But he did write this one due to the prevailing circumstances of many friends approaching him on how he managed to make it today.
With the help of his local and international business experience, he basically highlights and explains the areas that may help the reader widen his knowledge on how to manage a business.
He wrote the book in only six days without doing any research at all because it was his intention to pass on his unbiased personal opinion to the readers from a realistic and reasonable perspective. So the book is purely based on his personal realistic opinions.