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James Gashumba on why Rwanda should up-skill its youth for post COVID-19 resilience

June 15th is UN World Youth Skills Day and this year’s theme is, “Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond”, apt for these times in any country and on this occasion CNBC Africa spoke the Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic, a cluster of 8 technical colleges, Dr James Gashumba on how they’re prepping the youth for resilience.

How will Rwanda’s TVET aspirations bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis?

Last year the Prime Minister said that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is one of the most powerful tools in fighting poverty and bridging the skills gap in Rwanda, The Gov't has subsequently been putting a focus on TVET, with the goal of increasing the number of students in such schools from 31 to 60 per cent by 2024 – but with all schools closed and most industries directed to suspend operations for an initial period of two weeks, how will these plans get back on track after the COVID-19 crisis passes? Will new goals have to be set? Deputy Vice Chancellor from Rwanda Polytechnic, Rita Mutabazi joins CNBC Africa for more.

Scaling of technical and vocational education in Rwanda: How effective will this be in reducing unemployment?

Rwanda is working on scaling up the number of graduates in Technical and Vocational education and training with skills relevant to the labour market as a critical intervention to economic transformation and reduction of unemployment. For more on this, Dr. James Gashumba, Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic joins CNBC Africa for more.
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