By Kampala Post Reporter
The First Lady also the Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni has said that there is need for the Ministry of Education and Sports to partner with the Koreans to get experts who can train the Technical instructors in Uganda in order to improve on the skills for better production in the country.
She noted some of the skills like for making shoes, clothes and household utensils among other things that we still import.
The Minister of Education was meeting the Korean Ambassador to Uganda Kim You- Churl at State House Nakasero. He was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Mission Counsellor Kim Hyejin and Lim Hyangmi the political Assistant.
The Education Minister said that they will propose how best to cooperate with the Korean People because the Koreans have a very rich experience that Ugandans could benfit from to develop their country. She thanked the Korean government for the excellent job done wherever they support the Education sector in Uganda.
The First Lady and the Korean delegation also discussed the plans by the Korean government to support Makerere University with a loan.
The meeting was among others attended by the Officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Korea`s support to the Education and Sports sector is majorly in the skills development sub-sector and it includes the Korea Education IV project financed by South Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund.
This project worth $26.8m was agreed upon in 2012 as co-financing for Africa Development Bank Education IV project. It was intended to contribute to the establishment of human resource which is necessary for Uganda to achieve her economic and social objectives by establishing a vocational training system relevant to Uganda`s National Development plan as well as to give fair opportunities to high level vocational training to more students.
Five  Technical institutes in 5 districts of Uganda were supported under this intervention through renovation and expansion of physical facilities in order to enable them provide high quality labour force armed with technology or techniques to contribute to industrial development. New modern equipment of international standards were also provided for these Schools.
The beneficiaries include Iganga Technical Institute, Arua Technical Institute, Kiryadongo Technical Institute, Mubende Technical Institute and Nyakatare Technical Institute.