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600 graduate at Lira college

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd November 2008 03:00 AM

A TOTAL of 589 students were on Friday awarded diplomas and certificates at the Uganda Technical College in Lira. Gabriel Opio, the higher education state minister, officiated at the college’s third graduation ceremony.

A TOTAL of 589 students were on Friday awarded diplomas and certificates at the Uganda Technical College in Lira. Gabriel Opio, the higher education state minister, officiated at the college’s third graduation ceremony.

By Patrick Okino

A TOTAL of 589 students were on Friday awarded diplomas and certificates at the Uganda Technical College in Lira. Gabriel Opio, the higher education state minister, officiated at the college’s third graduation ceremony.

“The country needs more technicians than university graduates. For every graduate, there should be 10 technicians but at the moment, the number of graduates produced is more,” Opio said at the event held at the college campus.

He said the move would increase the number of highly-trained technicians to fill middle level management and senior technical positions in the workforce.

Responding to a request by the Lira district authorities to upgrade the college into a university, Opio said the Government could only upgrade the college to a polytechnic.

“We cannot kill this college in order to have a university. We shall instead establish a constituent college of Gulu University,” he said.

Charles Ojilong, the college principal, urged the Government to renovate the infrastructure which was damaged when the school hosted four institutions during the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel’s insurgency.

The graduands were awarded diplomas and certificates in carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and concrete practice, painting and decoration, electrical installation and motor vehicle technology.

Others fields were architectural draughtsmanship, water, mechanical and electrical engineering, information and computing technology and plumbing.

Eng. M.M Odongo, the college governing council chairperson, attended.

600 graduate at Lira college

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