Government approves Technical ,vocational education and training policy

By Alice Lubwama
After years of government rallying Ugandans to appreciate technical education, cabinet has finally approved the Technical, Vocational Education and Training “TVET” Policy.

The deputy government spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza says the new Policy will focus on the establishment of an employer led TVET System and also develop a TVET Qualification Framework that is harmonized with the Regional Framework.

Bantariza says under this policy, government will also promote public awareness and perception on technical and vocational education and also ensure sustainable financing of this education so that it can be more accessible and a quality one.

In another development Cabinet has also approved the Principles for the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2019 which will among other things organise artisans and regulate the mining sector.

Briefing journalists about the resolutions made by cabinet on Monday at statehouse, the deputy director of the Media Center Col.Shaban Bantariza says the bill will ensure equitable, accountable and transparent management of Mineral revenues.

He adds that the bill will also promote local content and national participation in the mineral industry.

The bill will also promote and protect Health, Safety and Environment in the Mineral Industry.