Students in Kabale Urged to be Job Creators,not Seekers

The Kabale Resident District Commissioner Ronald Bakiiki has urged students to focus on creating jobs instead of being seekers.

He said this on Sunday 18th 2022 during a work-shop at Emmaunce Bible Sports ground in Lower Bugongi ward, Nothern division, Kabale Municipality.

Over 400 students representing close to 10 schools were in attendance.

Bakiiki said that many people graduate annually far more than the available jobs, “it is only through skilling that people become relevant to employment demands and perhaps have an added advantage to beat the competition”.

He further tasked students to practice what they have learnt, “I want to challenge you to practice, practice what you have learnt and avoid seating in idleness, remember an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, we have not trained you for idleness

The workshop aimed at skilling students in making re-usable sanitary towels, bar and liquid soap, books and edibles like daddies, crisps, cakes among others.

Nabeta Karanzi Soteri, The executive director of Management Training and Advisory Centre(MTAC) revealed that they have since 2011 reached several areas in the country to promote entrepreneural habits and change people’s mind set by skilling them in the production of marketable goods like pavers, soap, cakes among others

Adding that, “It is our first-time teaching students, we have always been focusing on only training youth and women

Masiko Tadeo, the CEO Mushemeza Music and Skills Development Centre and the MTAC Ambassador in Kigezi region noted that they mostly targeted Senior One and Two learners since the Ministry of Education and Sports changed their curriculum to one that requires such skills.

Nyabikoni secondary school, Kigezi High school, Pentagon secondary school, Kabale secondary school, Ebenezer Primary schools, Lower Bugongi primary school were among the schools represented at the workshop.

Management Training and Advisory Centre is a public tertiary institution which was established in 1964 to promote enterprise development through practical skills training and advisory services.

The institution has since revised its goal to suit the Ministry of Education’s demands in the new academic curriculum that is centered on practical skilling for senior ones and twos.

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