Koen Van Acoleyen, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium has called for massive sensitization for hands on skills which he said were the most demanded in Uganda and beyond.
Koen Van Acoleyen was addressing education stakeholders at the official handover of a storied boy’s dormitory of 96-bed capacity, refurbished computer lab, modern kitchen, water supply system and a 3-phase electricity transformer among other facilities at Kasese Youth Polytechnic worth about six billion shillings.
He asked the students to be focused before revealing that the infrastructure developments were based on specific needs that were identified by the management of the institute that the government and the local leaders should fully support. Mr. Acoleyen speaking…..
At the commissioning ceremony, Alex Kakooza the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary said that the government will hire additional staff to the polytechnic to address staffing gaps. Mr. Kakoza speaking…..
Mr. Kakooza`s statements follow revelations by Mr. Olwoch Dickens Koma, the polytechnic Principal that the institute has only assistant instructors, which poses a huge challenge in teaching research and using the new equipment. The Kasese LCV Chairperson Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo says skilling the youth is one of the ways to address unemployment among the youth. END