VOCATIONAL / TECHNICAL/ TERTIARY INSTITUTES
Vocational institutes are academic setups that offer mostly practical lessons than theory lessons to stake holders such as students.
Vocational institutes offer a variety of courses such as plumbing, motor vehicle technology, building construction practice, mechanical engineering, tailoring and knitting so as to support and promote job creation other than job seeking. Most vocational institutes are relatively cheaper than universities when compared the costs involved in both higher education levels.
When i compared the following this is what i managed to figure out in my own understanding.
A child attends school from kindergarten but by senior six he or she is almost 20 years but he or she has not yet got something serious to specialise into not yet sure of how to do what he or she wants to do, after a certain time joins university where he or she spends 3 to 4 yrs and every year requires a lot of expenditures such as tuition, registration fees, hostel fees and upkeep which by all costs are inevitable, technical institutes give practical lessons that promote job creation at a relatively cheaper price.
I don’t decampaign universities but i would suggest that those that cannot afford universities i would advise to opt for a vocational institute be they intake students from all levels of education such as primary level, ordinary level and advanced levels and it depends on one’s level of educaton that decides how long it takes to finish a course.
A number of vocational institutes exist in Uganda such as elgon vocational institute in the east, kisubi vocational institute in Entebbe, Nakawa vocational institute in Kampala, St joseh’ s technical institute – virika in fortportal.
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Many people in Uganda refer to vocational institutes