Ruth Musoke Lillian, the head of skills Development Facility at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, also reveals that they are currently implementing a World Bank funded project to help enhance skills of local people to address the impediments to skills development.
The programme is a rolling government initiative set aside to support youth-led projects over a period of five years. Targeting poor and unemployed youth, aged between 18 and 30, the program is seen as one of the responses to soaring unemployment, poverty and limited access to credit.
Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, the boards chairperson says that in 2011, the Board registered more than 12,000 pioneer candidates. The number rose to 45,064 in 2012, a momentum that was maintained in subsequent years. Today they have 62,896 candidates