This was announced at the weekend by the Minister for Education, Science and Technology Prof Joyce Ndalichako when inaugurating the Ileje District VETA college build with cooperation of the Japanese Government.
She said to reach that goal the government through her ministry continues to allocate funds for the construction of the colleges that are in various stages of construction, whilst in some regions they are already complete.
She said as of now the construction of regional VETA colleges continues in four regions – Rukwa Region at a cost of 10bn/-, Geita Region for 9.8bn/-, Njombe for 10bn/- and Kagera the college is being built with sponsorship from the Chines Government at a cost of 22.04bn/-.
"At district level V ETA colleges have been completed in 11 districts including this one in Ileje District, but construction work for the colleges still continue in Newala, Kasulu, Nyasa, Ruangwa andKongwa districts," said Prof. Ndalichako.
She said in the Fiscal Year 2019/20, the government set aside over 40bn/- for the construction of VETA colleges in 25 districts.
She called upon parents and guardians to take their youth to the colleges already built to acquire skills that will enable them get employment or in self-employment by establishing small factories.
THE National VETA Board Chairman Peter Maduki said the board continues to improve training provided by the colleges by employing professional instructors as well as procuring modern teaching equipment.
“We plan to raise passes for our youth from the current 69 percent to 80 percent upwards, and so far VEA has attained 70 percent of its targets it had set,” said Maduki.
VETA Director General PancrasBujulu said before Minister Ndalichako inaugurated the Ileje District VETA College, she had already inaugurated the ParamaweVeta College in Nkasi district in Rukwa Region as well as other colleges in Kigoma and Katavi Regions.
Songwe Regional Commissioner Brig Gen (rtd) Nicodemus Mwangela said VETA colleges help in providing solution to the unemployment challenge, adding that when the youth acquire various skills they can employ themselves.