Education minister Janet Museveni has urged universities to adopt technology in the post Covid-19 era.Ms Museveni, who is also the First Lady, said technology has provided a new approach to work.
This was contained in her speech read by State minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo during the sixth graduation ceremony of Victoria University at the weekend in Kampala.
Ms Museveni said,”We are at a time of advanced technology and the onset of the pandemic underlined the urgent need for transition in the way we go about our day-to-day lives. Advancement in technology is the current reality, therefore, universities should reflect on it in the teaching of our children.”
She also Said that the current data by job survey indicates that on average six percent of the workers are expected to be fully displaced by machines globally by 2025.
The same survey indicates that globally by 2025, 44 percent of the skills that employees will need to perform their roles effectively will definitely have to change.
Ms Museveni expressed concern over the increasing number of graduates with no employable skills and inability to start businesses.
She urged institutions of higher learning to combat the unemployment tide in the country through implementation of Authentic Learning Implementation Model, a formula that provides hands-on work experience to enrich theoretical learning.
Minister Muyingo also congratulated Victoria University for recently being awarded to a charter, before urging the administrators to always ensure that the conditions of a chartered university are met.