President Museveni has said that government is planning to develop technical education in order to equip youth with skills.
Museveni who was on a four day working visit in Northern Uganda was speaking at a grand rally held at the Apach Boma Grounds, in Apach district on Wednesday. He told the gathering that every constituency will get a technical institute.
“Our children must get skills. That is why we are going to develop technical education. Every constituency will be enabled with a technical institute. Skills are very important in efforts to enable income generation,” Presidential Press Unit quoted president Museveni telling the gathering.
He gave examples of professional skills such as midwives, nurses, mechanics, metal works, carpentry, ceramics and Information Communication technology.
The President is in the region to promote the operation wealth creation campaign that aims at ensuring that each household has an income generating project.
Earlier in the tour while addressing a mammoth rally at Celecele West Village Grounds in Moyo Municipality, president cautioned parents to ensure that their children attain proper skills for job creation.
“Children are studying English, French, literature! Which of those courses will enable them to get jobs once they finish? If you study Latin and you pass very highly, the question is who wants to use Latin? Even in Church these days they no longer use Latin. That used to be in 1960s but now they are using local languages,” he said.
The President said children must study skills courses that can get them jobs including professional courses such as book keeping, auditing, metal fabrication, carpentry, ICT, nursing or midwifery.
“For example, I can’t deliver a woman; I used to deliver cows, but a woman… I run away. You need a skilled nurse,” he said.