Speaker of Parliament wants government to import nursery teachers from Cuba, to help Ugandans change their attitude towards vocational education.
This comes at the time when government is final stages of importing Cuban Doctors into the country.
Kadaga says that on her recent visit to Cuba, she noticed that three-year-old children play games in chemistry, physics, hairdressing and other vocational skills.
She said that children need to learn vocational skills while at nursery level. “These skills are shortcuts to vocational training, compared to the white collar jobs which are creating unemployment,” she said.
She was speaking at the launch of the SOS children’s villages Youth Can Initiative, at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday.
Last year when Ugandan doctors went on strike following a long-standing dispute over pay raise and working conditions, Mr Museveni convened a crisis meeting at State House in Entebbe. In the meeting attended by technocrats from the Health, Public Service, Labour and Finance ministries, with representatives from the Health Service Commission (HSC), Museveni hatched and proposed to them the idea of hiring medics from the Caribbean country to replace Ugandan doctors.