Universities Urged to Integrate Vocational Skills in Courses

The Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese His Grace Lambert Bainomugisha has asked institutions of higher learning to integrate vocational skills in their courses to address unemployment.

Bainomugisha was speaking on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of the University of St Joseph Mbarara.

He said that with the current number of universities in Uganda producing graduates annually, there is a need to encourage students to have the courage to depart from the traditional way of doing things and venture into vocational skills. 

Bainomugisha also said that many students opt for vocational skills because they can’t find work after university.

Bainomugisha also reminded the government of its pledges to grant the university, a charter.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa said that Universities should consider having academic courses that will enable the production of quality graduates that will be employed when they leave university.

The LCV Chairperson Mbarara Didas Tabaro said that the National Curriculum Development Center-NCDC should look into revamping the curriculum of higher institutions and target skills courses.

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