Tanzania govt urged to invest more in VETA schools
Different education stakeholders have advised the government to invest more in VETA schools in order to produce graduates who can create employments themselves and reduce the ongoing unemployment challenge.
They have said normally VETA produce graduates who have knowledge and skills in performing a certain work different from Secondary Schools established.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam today, Balance Archard from Kariakoo said Tanzania is witnessing many young people graduating from Universities but they do not have any skills to make them copy with the living situation.
“I have seen many people here have their degrees but even how to start a business do not know, so the government should establish more VETA. For example my friend is a carpenter, has employed himself.”
Elia Maduhu, Director of Elys, VETA School, speaking during graduation of the students at his School said he decided to establish it in order to help young people who have not got change of continuing with their studies to employ in different sectors.
“Normally VETA gives you as direct employment opportunity, once you finish a certain course you can even employ yourself.”
But Jonathan Samuel from Magomeni, working at his office Mwenge says after failing to carry on with his secondary education he decided to go into VETA and now he can help himself and his family.
“I have seen my friends here suffering in streets, they don’t have any job but some of them have completed form six, on my side VETA made me stronger enough to employ here.”
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