Vocational training for all Ugandans

The Technical Vocational Education and Training Institute TVET will now admit all Ugandans interested in getting vocational skills regardless of the age or recognized education.

This is part of new guidelines for admission to TVET institutions under the Ministry of Education and sports.This replaces the old process where admission was restricted to only Primary Seven, Senior Four, and Senior Six leavers.

Loy Muhwezi, the Commissioner TVET at the Ministry of Education says anyone with informal, non-formal, and formal education can now be admitted.She explains that admissions will also be given to those with prior learning and knowledge as proven by the selection team.   

“We are now opening up to the public and anyone interested P7, S4 ,S6 and those who have graduated even those who have been affected by Covid 19 and lost jobs ,there will also be admissions from those who have acquired skills through informal and non formal education and can be assessed to join.”She explained

Muhwezi says under the new guidelines ,a decentralized system of learning has been introduced that will enable learners access education at regional level.

“This will promote access to everyone and trainees will acquire skills locally ,making it cheaper for example the centralized selection would require one to apply from Moroto and the computer pushes them as far as Kisoro but now one can look for an institution nearby.”She added

Vocational training for all Ugandans

She says application letters can now be obtained from regional selection centers, city/municipal or district headquarters, or any TVET institution across the country.

First-year students will start classes in January 2022 on a date that will be communicated. However, a candidate will forfeit his or her place for not reporting to the institute within 14 days upon reopening.    

Previously, selection for TVET institutions had been conducted by the national selection committee alongside S.1 and S.5. For learners from A’ level, the admission was conducted by the joint admission board.    

However, this year the ministry made changes and separated selection for TVET and health training institutions from the national placement process.