The Contribution of Tertiary Education on Youth Employment in Uganda
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The main objective is to try and understand, give recommendations whether by improving the tertiary institutions or revising the current curriculums will have an impact on unemployment, inequality in income and reduce poverty to the ever going number of frustrated graduates who frequently demonstrate in Uganda's capital, Kampala; and most of all led to economic development of the country. The research has adopted mixed methodology approach for indentifying and obtaining the experience and opinion of students after graduating from tertiary educational programs. Furthermore, through extensive review of literature, the research analyses different studies in order to highlight the impact of and contribution of tertiary education in reducing youth unemployment in Uganda and also how it helps in developing human capital. The study states tertiary education has played a significant role in developing and acquiring this type of knowledge. However, majority of the knowledge developed in the leading and developed countries have a very intensive and serious attitude towards skill development and enhancement, and therefore it has become insufficient to survive for the developing countries with having a minimum.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
Objective of the Study7
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW9
The Contributions of Education to Human Capital Formation11
Higher Education in Africa12
Uganda and Ugandan Education Today16
World Bank and Education in Developing countries20
Issues in Higher Education in Africa22
Factors leading to increase in Unemployment27
Impact of Unemployment on Youth29
Relation between Higher Education and Employment31
Intellectual Capital -Entrepreneurship32
Human Capital Theory34
CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY38
Introduction to the Research Methodology38
CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION53
Benefits of Tertiary Education and Vocational Education66
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION71
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
This Chapter seeks to outline relevance of tertiary education in Uganda and impact on graduates to have a entrepreneur mind set to enable them survive in this ever changing job market.
According to a World Bank report n.d, “advance and enhanced skills and knowledge are significant elements in the standard of living and economic growth of the country as the learning outcomes are transferred to services and goods, develop a strong civil society, a better and attractive climate for investments, and a greater institutional capability is developed for effective public sector. The main elements of this transformation is equitable, merit based, efficient and good quality research and tertiary education.” Lauer (2003) state that the level of education attained is also a critical factor in determining how employable an individual depending on the skills which employers in the labor market ...