By Allan Mugabe
The academic registrar Bishop Stuart University Mr. Abdom Aruho Rutega has argued schools to engage students in courses and disciplines that increase their competitiveness on the job market other than concentrating on traditional courses’ education that simply increase numbers to the list of the unemployed.
He said that because schools only offer courses that are traditional and do not favor the current job market, students have also failed to get the necessary capacity either to choose the right courses or to study in commensurate vocational and technological advances systems that enable they suit and fit in the current job market causing vast unemployment in the country.
He said this while presiding over the graduation ceremony for 197 former students of RAP Tech institute of business and technology Ntungamo on Friday 21st june2019.
Winston Abanaitwe the UBTEB examinations official asked students to go vocational even when they may have studied other different courses because this is the best line for skills acquisition that can run the day to day life.
The head of special needs education Kyambogo University Dr Stuart Oyesigye cautioned students and schools against just thinking on having certificates only but also ensure that there are general skills acquired during the school course time. He argued more boys to turn up for business education as girls are taking over the courses.
There were only 35 boys out of the 197 grandaunts.
The school director Mr Rogers Ayijuka said the school was concentrating on imparting knowledge and general entrepreneurship skills that the students may make their own jobs other than just filing space in the job market.
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