City tycoon and chairman of Private Sector Foundation Uganda Dr.Patrick Bitature had challenged government to invest more money in skilling youth with practical vocational skills to make them employable.
He says the paper degrees presented by most job seekers are irrelevant. “The private sector does not need these paper degrees.we demand graduates with technical and practical skills to manage tasks in manufacturing sector, productions value chain,” Patrick Bitature said.
His advise comes at the time when the country is facing huge youth unemployment in the country.
According yo Uganda bureau of statistics, 400,000 graduates join the labour market however due to skills mismatch majority remain under employed and while others jobless.
Patrick Bitature advised universities to collaborate with employers especially private sector and vocational institutions to double train university graduates to enable them gain relevant skills and empower them become job creators.
The private sector foundation Uganda recently earmarked sh 20billion to support skilling youths at various vocational institutions.
The programme covers information, communication and technology, agriculture,manufacturing, hospitality, entrepreneurship among other sectors.
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