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Fresh challenges need new approaches for higher education training and is the key to all youth career development.

Fresh challenges need new approaches for higher education training and is the key to all youth career development.

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Obua commented on QUALITY EDUCATION

Hi Kate Rushton!
Happy New Year! And long time. I am glad we are back on track again!

Thank you once more for your comments on my idea.

The incubator is all about agribusiness training at a new demonstration centre, which offers opportunity for unemployed youth both illiterates and literate/semi literates. The centre is devoted to youth training and support – works with young people wishing to set up their own farming businesses.

Students benefit from 3 to 9 month theoretical business and practical agricultural training courses, which include a common core curriculum (cross-disciplinary training on management, accounting, business plans and negotiating with banks) and a practical phase (baseline techniques for running different types of farms).

After training, these young entrepreneurs join the network of small agricultural enterprises specialised in production, processing, marketing and equipment that has formed over the years.

This training has become an alternative to the failing Ugandan educational system, a common African scenario.

 The incubator component offers in addition, the agricultural value chain training to all those who aspire to take up farming as their alternative livelihoods.

 A good number of them are young people with a university education who are unable to find work in their field of study. We can offer them a short agricultural training course to help them start up their own businesses. With these brief insights, I propose quality education, market oriented training as a way forward, given the high costs of higher education today, there is also need to consider how we may invest the little money, be it a student loan scheme, scholarship or other, so as we can get the benefits in the end as well.

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Please keep those comments coming, and I love to share more as we make comments.

Yours sincerely,

Godfrey Obua.

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Jared B

Happy New Year, and thank you for your comments.

Yes, you are right, we carry out training in various fields, but depending on the training needs and skills.

I have a back ground in both business management, which I hold a postgraduate and a diploma in agricultural development as well.

 Agriculture dominates Uganda’s economic activity, due to her potential for agricultural success, like availability of water, arable and grazing land, adequate sunshine, among others, and the vast majority of Uganda is rural. Over 80% of Uganda’s population, both in urban and rural areas rely on agriculture, which provide employment, family food and income.

And Jared, for your information, Africa is seeing urbanization without industrialization. Hence, this makes it very hard for other businesses to function well in the economy very well, as much of other businesses have to rely on imports, making it very expensive and unreliable for social economic growth, other than agriculture which has available resources already in place, and the increase in population, and unproductive,desert/semi desert neighbours provide ready markets for both local and international, like south Sudan in the north and Kenya in the east.

In addition, given the above still, Prospective students have several training options available to them, focused on various specialisations, such as social entrepreneurs, like groceries, and more, but business management and other vocational courses have been there for those who choose to go by businesses of their choice, while for agriculture, poultry farming, fish farming, market gardening, manufacturing agricultural products, processing and machinery are available for both urban and rural dwellers, so there are a wide range of choices for these youth.

Over the years, we are have been operating on hired grounds, but now we are set to open a demonstration centre to handle a hand full of courses for the young people in the near future.

Please keep those comments coming.

Thank for your time.

Godfrey Obua