Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:46

OVERHAUL THE EDUCATION SYSTEM.

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated a call to overhaul the education system.

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated a call to overhaul the education system and ensure that the universities stop graduating students in irrelevant disciplines.

He said that many of the jobless Ugandan youths hold qualifications that are not relevant to the labour market today.

He was speaking at the opening of the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Ministers' meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo last evening.

The meeting convened by the commonwealth secretariat brings together youth leaders from Commonwealth countries.

Museveni cited a number of courses in the country's education system which he said are not relevant to the labour market.

He cited qualifications in Conflict Resolution, Women and Gender Studies and Psychology, saying these, could be studied as units in Political Science.
 
This is not the first time President Museveni is criticizing the country's education system.

Over the years, President Museveni has advised universities to scraping courses that do not contribute to national development in favour of sciences, information technology and business courses.

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