The outgoing Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has blamed Uganda’s education system for the high number of Ugandans that seek jobs in Arab countries where a multiple cases of torture and death have been reported.
While biding farewell to the christians of Mukono diocese, Ntagali said many students go through the entire education system without acquiring any practical skill because a lot of emphasis is put in theory and in the end the system churns out job seekers.
He tasked the government to review the current curriculum to save the future generation.
“In our primary school, we used to do hand work and do some work to have a skill. Those should be the programmes introduced in secondary schools and university education,” he said.
He cited the situation where many health centres and hospitals in Uganda are handling more mental cases than physical sickness because youth have resorted to drug abuse due to lack of jobs.
“I want to appeal to government to create a system where people are taught skills so that they can come out of school when they can do something,”he said.
He also urged the parents to embrace the ongoing measles Rubella immunisation exercise blaming ignorance for the reluctance exhibited by some parents.
“Some parents are avoiding to take their children for immunisation. That’s unfortunate,” he said.