East Africa Universities Adopt New Training Model to Fight Unemployment

East Africa Universities Adopt New Training Model to Fight Unemployment

Four East African Universities are already involved. These include Gulu University, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, in Uganda, University of Dodoma, and Mzumbe University in Tanzania.

Other partners in the project are Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching, Linking Industry With Academia Programme and Ashoka East Africa, all in Kenya.

The four-year project is being funded by the UK Aid. It is to support universities, industries, countries and government to work together to create a learning experience for students that produce employability and creative graduates.

Prof Micheal Mawa, the deputy vice-chancellor of Nkozi university, has advised education experts to review the Tescea training model in Kampala to equip young graduates with the necessary skills to fight unemployment.

“A 2014 survey by the Inter-University Council for East Africa found out that Uganda has the worst record of skills gap, with at least 63 per cent of graduates found to lack job market skills,’ he said.

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