Uganda’s Minister of State for Primary Education Rosemary Sseninde has urged parents to nurture their children the right way in order to be good future citizens in Uganda.
Sseninde, who was representing the First Lady Janet Museveni at the 2nd Graduation Ceremony for Tourism Institute of East Africa at Hotel Africana said if children are brought up well, Uganda will find no difficulty to meet its growth agenda and realization of the National Development Plan.
“Don’t go to the streets to look for jobs, create your own jobs from the skills you have received. Avoid recklessness, be morally uprights and don’t be taken up by all the bad vices of social media,” said Sseninde during the Graduation Ceremony.
She also advised parents to continue helping their children even though they have graduated. “Continue guiding your children, learning never ends and always have good public relations,” she stressed.
Close to 40 students from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria graduated with certificates and diplomas in Cabin Crew Services, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Francis Mugoga the Director and Acting Principal of the Institute urged the government to promote education tourism by giving special considerations to foreign students studying in Uganda.
“Countries like India are earning a lot of money from medical tourism. I wish Uganda can strengthen its niche in Education Tourism,” said Mugoga.
He said their students do practical training, theory and are appraised on character, virtualness, friendliness, skills, work ethics etc.
“We hope that you allow us in the future to work with the ministry of education to do skilling in the area of tourism and hospitality,” said Mugoga.