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Government, UNESCO to integrate technical and vocational training curriculum

The transitional government in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) intend to integrate technical and vocational education training (TVET) curriculum in the country.

Tap Raj Pant, the head of education unit for UNESCO, said that majority of the youth are unemployed due to lack of technical education and vocational training.

“Once the youth engage in some technical work they will contribute to national development, if youth are engaged in activities they will not have time to go and distort peace at the community level,” said Pant during meeting with TVET committee of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction in Juba on Tuesday.

Gibson Francis Waru, the Director General for Technical and Vocation Education Training, said they are working to unify vocational training curriculum because the two programs are currently disjointed.

 “TVET has been fragmented, currently we have already started work on the TVET policy, occupation standards, teacher manual and apprenticeship manual and guideline,” said Waru.

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