Monday, 26 March 2012

Impart Practical Skills -Higher Education Minister

By John B. Thawite 25.03.2012
THE Minister of Education for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, has challenged teachers to impart practical skills in their students to enable them become job creators rather than job seekers.

Hon Muyingo made the remarks Sunday while presiding over the Pearl Anniversary for Karambi Secondary School in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.

He observed that most learned people lack the practical skills in business, farming and other fields which he said would help them earn a living after school.

He also encouraged parents to always engage their children in domestic activities especially gardening and business such that they can buy a leaf.

He also commended the work of Hon. Dr. Crispus Kiyonga describing him as “a visionary leader, a clean man, an intellectual, a committed leader and a mentor of so many leaders including Minister Muyingo himself.

As part of the function, Muyingo launched the construction of a multipurpose hall at the school, estimated to cost 170 million shillings.

At the same function, 50 million shillings in cash and pledges was realised to kick-start the construction of the hall.

The Defence Minister, Dr Crispus Kiyonga, commended the district chairperson, retired Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo, for ably supervising government programs and civil servants.

Kiyonga hailed Mawa for instilling the culture of time-keeping at work noting that punctuality at work enhances service delivery.

Kiyonga also encouraged sub-county chiefs and LC 3 chairpersons to help the chairman in supervising Government programs for better service delivery of Government programs.

Kiyonga advised students to work hard so as to excel in their academics, warning them acts likely to expose them to the killer HIV/AIDS disease. ENDS