SIR â€” Hundreds of thousands of children graduate every year from primary school. Even if half of them go on to secondary school or to vocational institutions, the task of providing some kind of further training for the many who donâ€™t make it is immense.
It can only be done on a low-cost basis, with modest new infrastructure.
The communities cannot afford more elaborate schemes and it is impossible for rural people to travel and find alternatives. A new kind of training system is needed to address these problems at local community level. Employment needs to be created and encouraged in rural areas where the majority of Ugandans live.
The concept of the Community Polytechnics was conceived in the late 1990s and launched by the Ministry of Education especially for primary school leavers as a result of the Universal Primary Education. Let Universal secondary education go on but community polytechnics should not be forgotten as they produce job makers and not job seekers.
Julius Geoffrey Mujuni email@example.com
Community polytechnics essential for jobs