Thursday February 13 2014

Technical studies create employment

Uganda’s education structure should change and put more emphasis on job-creating subjects which will nuture more job creators rather than job seekers hence reducing the level of unemployment.

Schools should welcome and introduce technical subjects like tailoring,carpentry,brick laying,art and craft and many others because one cannot fail to find employment if he or she has studied at least one of the above subjects.

To many, such subjects are for people of low class and the jobs associated with such subjects are known as ‘dirty’. However, they forget that the courses and subjects they think of as prestigious have higher competition both locally and internationally. Many people have earned a living from technical skills acquired from ‘low class subjcts’.

Rebecca Namatovu,