Gov't Sets up 21 New Vocational Institutes


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viagra order geneva;”>The program will see students in different regions acquire skills which will help them to start self-help projects.

This was announced by John Chrysostom Muyingo, the State Minister for higher education while closing the three day regional liaison officers’ workshop for East and Central Africa workshop at Hotel Africana. on Friday.

Muyingo further noted that the program will involve sensitizing parents who have been having a wrong mindset of vocational institute as being only for students who have performed poorly.

Under the same arrangement Government has also injected in 2.1 billion shillings in this project.

Muyingo also said the institutes will engage local people into private work like carpentry, hairdressing among others through training them in short courses.

The development comes at a time when the country is grappling with high unemployment rate. The youth constitute 21.3 percent of the total population of Uganda, translating into 6.5million people.

With an annual population growth rate averaging 3.2 percent (1.3m) people, this category of the population is projected to hit 7.7 million by 2015. It is also important to note that Uganda has a very young population which represents a major challenge in the short and medium term if now well planned and provided for.

According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics Youth Employment Report for 2012, a total of 4.4 million youth constitute the total labour force projected to 12 million by 2015. 18 percent of the youth are jobless out of which about 2 million are literate.


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