Youth unemployment in Uganda is skyrocketing but the situation is not yet worse since more people enter labour market every year. According to provisional census results released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) on 18th November, Uganda population has reached 34.9 million people.
It is unfortunate that more than 300 children have missed their Primary Living Examinations, due to early marriages and pregnancies.
Data from a survey conducted by United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), indicates that 100 children from Kasese, 127 from Bugiri, and 67 from Katakwi districts have missed sitting for their 2014 primary leaving examinations (PLE) that kicked off on Monday. Majority of the pupils are girls who had earlier registered to sit for the examinations but failed to turn up for the exams.
Makerere University Community remains concerned about the possibility of any attack to this prestigious University and because of that; there are security checks at all major entrance to the university.