‘Vocational studies lacking’
Posted Wednesday, October 16 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- A new report has shown that Uganda’s business, vocational and technical education is lacking, something that is greatly impacting the job market.
The report released by Council for African Policy, shows that Uganda’s vocational institutes are underfunded, understaffed and poorly equipped.
“This has a bearing on the quality of skills offered as well as the public image of these institutions,” the report released yesterday shows.
The study conducted in four districts of Soroti, Ngora, Bukedea and Katakwi aimed at establishing the current state of the education system at various levels and their contribution to the national economic growth and development.
The report titled Uganda’s education policy review recommends that government should revive its commitment to promoting skills development by allocating more funds to the business, technical, vocational, education and training policy.
It also recommends that business, technical and vocational training institutions should be evenly distributed with at least an institution in every sub-district.
The report recommends that government should ensure all districts have adequate resources not only to facilitate the planning process but also implement the budgets and meet the budgeted needs.
Mr Patrick Ondodia, the executive director Council for African Policy, said planning and budgeting processes should ensure participation of special interest groups like People with Disabilities and youth.