The National Council for Higher Education-NCHE, a body which was created by the university and other tertiary act in 2006, is one of the institutions that will be affected by the Changes as its role in the vocational training sector will be taken over by a TVET council.
At the concluded selection process for post lower secondary education, over 70 BTVET Institutes were present. However, each was allocated a maximum number of 50 students. The said number was fixed by the ministry and it matches the available capitation and other funding which government injects in such institutions.
The MPs say the funds which were to be borrowed from the Islamic Development Bank were likely to benefit just a few parts of the country. They further argued that the government had failed to run technical institutions, despite huge investments in the sector over the years.
Dr Wilfred Nahamya, the deputy executive secretary of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board UBTEB says that currently, there are over 77,000 students applying to join technical institutions.
However when a URN reporter visited the project site in Ibanda, grading work was still ongoing. The site Manager Ransit Singh said construction work will commence as soon as they are done with the grading.