What Next For Uganda’s Education Sector Experts Weigh In
By Innocent Kayiza
Stanbic Bank has hosted their inaugural Forum which discussed how the private sector can support the government in enhancing student’s skills to help them become more productive to the economy.
The forum was organized under the theme, “What next for Uganda’s Education system; A public-private partnership in delivering the necessary reforms.
Speaking during the forum at Sheraton Kampala hotel, Anne Juuko the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic bank said, ” Stanbic’s core Corporate Social Investment is Education with a focus equipping students on life skills, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship skills. All our education programs such as the Stanbic National Schools Championship are tailored to enhance creativity and build capacity among the leaders and job creators of tomorrow. ”
Juuko added we encourage creativity and innovation with the aim of transforming our economy.” We want future generations that see opportunities in providing solutions to the needs of our communities while sustaining longevity and thus creating more jobs that stimulate wages and business profitability. It can be and we feel and obliged to help make it so.”
Juuko said about 80% of Uganda’s population that stands at about 4.2 million and is under the age of 30 of this, only 7.5% finish primary school, 5.2% finish secondary school and a paltry 0.4% gain admission to tertiary and vocational institutions
In hosting this Forum, our objective as Stanbic Bank is to provide an enhancing forum to promote dialogue between the government and private sector to identify solutions to the gaps within the sector and form a tangible partnership that work towards bridging those gaps,’ she said.