Focus on vocational and optional subjects in order to fight unemployment
UGANDA - The ministry of Education and Sports Uganda Commissioner Private Schools Mr. Mutekanga George William calls upon school owners to encourage incoming S. 1 students to focus on the 8 vocational and optional subjects that include Agriculture, ICT, Literature in English, Art and Design, Performing Arts, Technology and Design, Nutrition and Food Technology, and Foreign Languages (French, Latin, Arabic, and Chinese) in order to deal with the employment challenge faced by the country. The Ministry of Education last year urged schools to embrace the new lower secondary curriculum.
He made the appeal on the sidelines of the selection process for Senior One entrants at UMA grounds Lugogo in Nakawa Division. The exercisee is to select senior one entrants into the schools after the PLE results were released last week.
Vocational education and training, allows students to gain practical experience in their chosen career path before they even graduate." Students who finish those rigorous programs, have the credentials and training they need to get started right away in their chosen career path,” according to Mutekanga.
Meanwhile, Stakeholders have however called for utmost transparency in the selection of secondary school entrants to admit. Dr. Denis K Mugimba, the Education Ministry spokesperson urged the head teachers to exercise professionalism in the process ending tomorrow.