Kaberamaido Technical Institute Gets UGX 4b Boost.

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#URN:- Government has injected 4.4 billion shillings for the construction of Kaberamaido Technical Institute for skills development. The funds were channelled through the Skills Development Project funded under the World Bank.  

Kaberamaido Technical Institute was established in 1984 and sits on a 58- acre land. The school, with an enrolment of 237 students has been operating under difficult conditions due to inadequate space and equipment for training. 

According to the Jothan Betina Yeyambe, the Principal of the institute, they are currently running seven National Certificate Programs in Agricultural Production and Agro-Processing including several other short courses. 

“We have been struggling with inadequate accommodation for both the staff members and trainees. The new curriculum calls for new training methods, academics and research; therefore there is need for retooling of all the teaching staff. But this funding is timely and we commend the effort by the government for this intervention especially for identifying Kaberamaido Technical Institute as a beneficiary”, he said. 

  The district vice chairperson Kaberamaido, Frederick Oboi says the facelift by the government will help to attract more children into vocational training that provides a quick solution to unemployment and high poverty levels experienced in the district. 

He observed that many of the students in the area used to study vocational education in Bukalasa and other agricultural colleges in Uganda.

“I want to believe that this intervention helps our children to appreciate vocational and technical education. But there is a need for quality work and we would like the contractor to work with some of our children who have the skills and energy to do work here”, he said.  

Kaberamaido District Resident Commissioner, Edwards Akonopesa said that school is now waiting for the tractor for the students to train in ploughing and other agricultural engagements.


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