Govt rolls out new curriculum for vocational institutions

Ministry of Education rolls out a new curriculum for Business Technical Vocational Education Training [BTVET] to ensure students get relevant skills.

Minister of Education Jesicca  Alupo  says that the new curriculum fits  the needs of Ugandans  and ensures that there will be more employment especially for the youths .

For all the years BTVET students have been assessed without a curriculum.

Speaking while releasing   the November-December, Uganda Business Technical examinations Board [UBTEB], Alupo also asked the relevant department in the ministry of Education to ensure that there is funding to roll out this curriculum in all the vocational institutions.

Executive secretary Uganda Business and Technical examinations Board Onesmus Oyesigye says that   they registered 51,957 candidates and 24,938 sat for these examinations.

Onesmus says that 81% of those who sat qualify to join the world of work while 4,480 candidates will retake some papers.

He says boys performed better than girls noting that the number of girls joining vocational training is also still small

Story by

Rose Namale

March 22 2016