Speaking at the conference of Principals and Tutors of Health Training Institutions in Masaka district, Dr. Museene indicated that the proposed education policy adjustments will include expanding Vocational trainee’s qualification up-to post graduate academic levels including Master and Doctorates-PHD levels.
The Education and
Sports Ministry is considering vigorous reforms into the vocational
professional's framework to improve the competences of trainees.
Dr. Safina Kisu Museene, the Commissioner Business,
Technical and Vocational Education and Training-BTVET in the Education Ministry,
says the proposed adjustments are intended to produce highly skilled
Speaking at the conference of Principals and Tutors of Health
Training Institutions in Masaka district, Dr. Museene indicated that the
proposed education policy adjustments will include expanding Vocational trainee’s
qualification up-to post graduate academic levels including Master and
She explains that they are currently working on compiling
suitable training content that will ensure that vocational professionals
produced locally can favorably compete for jobs at regional and international
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She says the policy reviews will equally benefit other
professional bodies like in medical training institutions, where hands-on
training and skills development will highly be emphasized to ensure that all
graduates have acquired the required competence to start off work once they are
Museene explains that once adopted, the reforms will
save government the cost and time that is spent on orienting new recruits in
different positions of work.
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Dr. Museene says the Ministry has agreed with government to
establish and operationalize an independent Technical Vocational Education and
Training-TVET council, which will be funded to oversee standard and attend to
skills development needs in training institutions.
She expects the policy framework to begin operating with the
next financial year of 2020/21.
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Grace Aninge, the
General Secretary of the Association of Principals of Health Training
Institutions OF Uganda-APHTIU, says they welcome the reviews, which she says
will enable them to have more practical lessons in their institutions.
She explains that some institutions cannot afford to conduct
sufficient practical lessons due to the constraints they are faced with,
something that has a had an impact on the quality of learning.