KAMPALA —Education Minister Janet Museveni has encouraged students and parents to consider the option for technical education if they are to better compete on the job market.
In a virtual ceremony held at State House Nakasero, Ms. Janet Museveni, who is also the First Lady, said Technical-Vocational training (TVET) is a whole world of limitless possibilities but young people tend to despise it.
She said that even when
when opportunities open in TVET, they tend to shun them.
“Parents, please encourage your children to give serious consideration to this area of TVET,” she said, adding:
“Those that have been focused and committed, have earned a descent living by putting to work the skills they acquired through TVET”.
She encouraged the young people and their parents to seek more information about TVET institutions in their districts or sub-regions.
“Let your child know that TVET does open many more employment opportunities than they may find in the academia path”.
The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination results for the year 2020 have indicated an improvement in the general performance of candidates.
At least 39,968 candidates in 2020 passed in Division One compared to 27,842 in 2019.
In Division Two, the same trend was maintained with 16,635 candidates passing in this grade compared to 86,417 in 2019.
Dan Odongo, the UNEB Secretary applauded the performance of the candidates saying it was great despite learning being disrupted when schools were closed to contain the spread of covid-19.
A total of 330,592 candidates sat for the 2020 examinations. According to UNEB, 165,341 candidates were female while 165,251 were male.
148,135 of the candidates were under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) Program while 185,754 candidates registered in Non-USE schools.
47 candidates registered from Upper Prison Inmates Secondary School, Luzira