Career guidance and counselling: A bridge in reducing skills-job mismatches in Uganda

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According to this policy brief, a lack of structures and capacity to implement school career guidance programmes has affected its quality. Moreso, the brief reveals that the education sector generally faces many challenges that have significantly crippled the development of career guidance and counselling in schools. These include: lack of trained counsellors in most schools, inadequate capacity building geared towards providing career guidance, inferior training manuals, lack of career information, and a high student career guides/ counsellor ratio. Learners must receive career counselling in school to better prepare them to transition into the labour market and make informed career skills-job choices. The brief recommends, among others, that Government should build the capacity of teachers to deliver career guidance and counselling to students.

Read more: EPRC, November 2021