Minister Alupo Roots For Technical Education

drug geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Out of the total number of 9, cialis 40mg 265 candidates who sat for the technical and business examinations 8, price 275 were males and 990 females.

Male students this time outshined their female counterparts by 69 percent to 31 percent.

Out of the 16,262 registered candidates, 2,219 did not turn up for the examinations because of tuition related problems.

On the overall programmes, males performed slightly better with 62.6 percent than 62.2 percent for females, in technical craft advanced, 70 percent of the males passed compared to 63.3 percent of female candidates.

In technical craft certificate part 1, females generally did better with a pass rate of 67.2 percent while males registered 60.9 percent; they also performed better with 67.2 than males (52.7 percent) national certificate in agriculture.

The total number of candidates who sat for technical craft in December 2012 were 8,027 and for 2013 were 11,045 showing a slight increase meaning that slowly, the public is changing its attitudes towards the technical studies.

Presenting the results to the Education Minister, Jessica Alupo, at their headquarters in Ntinda, the Ubteb secretary, John Twesigye, said that the general performance was fair as more candidates continue to join the technical education.

“In fact am more impressed to have more candidates joining the business and technical education, this means that government has to invest more in this sector,” Twesigye said.

Initially, many Ugandans had a negative attitude towards the vocational and business studies thinking that it was only for the failures and those who have failed to make it to the higher institutions of learning but the trend is slowly changing.

On her part, the minister Alupo said government is proposing to come up with a policy shift in grading of candidates in supporting skilling Uganda programme.

This means that students from all the technical and business institutions will have a chance of acquiring more practical skills.

“The biggest challenge has been lack of enough training equipment in government institutions. Government is in its final preparations to ensure that more vocational institutions of learning are spread all over the country to boost the skilling Uganda programme,” Alupo said.

Alupo appealed to the candidates to go for more skills in the government institutions in order to have their certificates upgraded.


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