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Did you know that vocational skills training started way back?

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Added 16th September 2020 04:48 PM

Today, there are over 65 registered business and technical facilities in the country.

Did you know that vocational skills training started way back?

The chairperson of the Public Service Commission (who later became president) Yusuf Lule (right) and a delegate, visiting a typing class at the vocational school in Nakawa in the 1960s

Today, there are over 65 registered business and technical facilities in the country.

INDEPENDENCE HISTORY

The system of formal vocational skills training or education in Uganda dates way back to the colonial period.

Apprenticeship training was prominent in the creation of skilled workmanship, especially among the manufacturing and repair industries, like carpentry, plumbing, auto-mechanics, welding, fabrication, building and construction, among other trades. 

However, indigenous vocational education had been practised in Uganda long before the introduction of Western education by the Christian missionaries in the 1880s.

In 1967, the Japanese government offered Uganda the building of a modern vocational training institute at Nakawa, Kampala, to increase the production of craftsmen and women and retraining the same, to meet the industrial demands.

Today, there are over 65 registered business and technical facilities in the country.


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