The Ministry of Education And Sports is set to improve the curriculum in higher institutions as a way of enabling them to participate in the fourth industrial revolution.
The National Council for Higher Education has started carrying out an e-survey to assess the level of preparedness of higher institutions of learning to channel out a skilled labor force as the country enters the fourth industrial revolution.
The Ministry of Education And Sports, in a bid to improve the quality of graduates, has to together with the National Council of Higher Education decided to improve the curriculum to equip them with skills that can enable them to participate in the fourth industrial revolution.
State Minister for Education, Crysto Muyingo, says they started with the introduction of the new curriculum that supports skilling at lower levels – adding that they are in the process of introducing the same at higher levels.
Muyingo said this during the 2nd annual higher education conference under the theme, ‘Higher Education And Private Sector Engagement Preparing Uganda’s Human Capital For The Fourth Revolution”.
Professor Mary J Okwakol, the executive director for NCHE, says they have already started the process of skilling students at higher levels.
Okwakol reveals that the council, however, is facing challenges with implementing the curriculum, which she says with support from the government can be solved.
Micheal Niyitegeka, a lecturer at Clark University, says that universities ought to work with employers in order to train students with the necessary skills.
Niyitegeka further explains that there is no technology exposure in most of the courses being taught in universities.
Muyingo condemned schools against stopping parents from visiting their children over coronavirus.