Museveni Blames Unemployment On Bad Courses

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President Yoweri Museveni says the country produces many graduates annually, but many of these lack the required skills to fill the available employment opportunities.

Presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni says there are many job vacancies in the public service, but there are no qualified people to fill them.

Addressing supporters at Sapir Primary School, Kyere sub-county in Serere district on Sunday, Museveni said each year over 40,000 students graduate from different universities in the country but in courses which are not marketable and do not give them jobs.

According to him, the country is now faced with two problems of unemployed youths and unoccupied positions because the graduates chose wrongs subjects. 

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As a solution, the president says he needs to use the next five years to retrain such graduates so that they acquire skills necessary to fit the job market. 

The president also says government will boost the youth fund to help them access capital to start their own businesses.

Museveni also defended his plan to distribute sanitary pads to school girls, saying it was advice from education experts to make young girls stay in school.

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President Museveni also pledged to work with the Ministry of Water to desilt and dig more dams in Teso to help harvest and get rid of the El-nino water affecting the region.