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Gov’t Issues Guidelines for Admissions in Vocational Institutions

Minister Nankabirwa (fourth on the left) commissions construction of infrastructure at Purongo Primary School. Photo by Denis Omony.

The Ministry of Education and Sports has issued new guidelines for admission of learners in Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes.

Previously, selection for TVET institutions had been conducted by the national selection committee alongside S.1 and S.5.

For learners from A’ level, the admission was conducted by the joint admission board.   

However, this year the ministry made changes and separated selection for TVET and health training institutions from the national placement process to ensure a demand-driven process for the skills training sub-sector. 

Under the new guidelines, admission to TVET institutions has been opened to all Ugandans regardless of the age with or without formal education replacing the old process where admission was restricted to Primary Seven, Senior Four, and Senior Six leavers. 

Loy Muhwezi, the Commissioner Technical, Vocational Education and Training -TVET Operations and Management at the education ministry, says that the new changes mean that every person with informal, non-formal, and formal education can now be admitted provided the recognition of prior learning and knowledge has been done and proven by the selection team.  

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