Community colleges tasked to prepare right courses to improve student

27Feb 2020
Correspondent
Mwanza
The Guardian
Community colleges tasked to prepare right courses to improve student

​​​​​​​COMMUNITY development and technical colleges in the country have been tasked to prepare programmes to improve students’ skills at the colleges so as to enable graduates to posses necessary skills relevant in the job market including self employment.

Director and Registrar of Non Governmental Organisations Vickness Mayao.

The call was given here yesterday by the Director and Registrar of Non Governmental Organisations Vickness Mayao who represented the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children at a stakeholders’ conference that discussed how to implement the concept of work in the Lake Zone.

Mayao said lack of enough skills to satisfy the job market among graduates of the colleges have contributed to many experts in the country being unable to get employment.

She said in order to attain middle level income by 2025 the government has continued to put up strategies to enable graduates from community development colleges in the country to employ themselves and due to stiff competition in the job market, there has come the need to improve the curricula to satisfy the market.

For his part the Assistant Director in the Health ministry department managing community development colleges Neema Ndoboka said in finding a solution of the challenge, the Department has organized the conference on how to implement the whole concept of improving skills among the graduates of the colleges that will satisfy the job market.

However, the Principal of Buhare Musoma Community Development College, Paschal Mahinyika and the Director of Kivulini Corporation, Yassin Ally, who spoke at the conference appealed to the government to put in place electronic system that will help in mitigating the fast pace of the competition so that the graduates can be able to employ themselves as many of them after hitting the streets find themselves unable to do so.

“Right now all community development projects have to adopt the electronic system that will be able to gauge and show results, but you will find many graduates are being taught theoretically because tutors lack practical teaching aids,” said Ally.