The contribution of technical and vocational education and training to women’s economic empowerment in Kampala, Uganda

https://doi.org/10.58256/njhs.v5i2.706

Authors

  • Martha Rose Lunyolo Muhwezi African Women Study Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Anne Aseey Department of Educational and Distance Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Nairobi
  • Tom Gesora Ondicho Department of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies , Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Marygorety Akinyi Caroline Otieno African Women Study Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Keywords:

Economic, education, TVET, Kampala, Uganda, women empowerment

Abstract

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) contributes to women’s economic empowerment and improved quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of technical and vocational education and training to women’s economic empowerment in Kampala, Uganda.  The study was conducted between September 2019 to February 2020.  The study used a descriptive cross-sectional survey design and 369 randomly sampled TVET graduates were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Additional data were collected through in-depth interviews and secondary sources. Data was analysed through frequency and percentage evaluation.  The study revealed that TVET has contributed to the economic empowerment of female graduates through reduction of unemployment and poverty levels amongst the women, further educational attainment and increased income, and in the power and agency dimension through property acquisition and control, empowering the women to act as change agents in society. The recommendation is to expand opportunities to access TVET for women to transform the societal barriers facing women in Uganda.

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Published

2021-12-13

How to Cite

Muhwezi, M. R. L., Aseey, A., Ondicho, T. G., & Otieno, M. A. C. (2021). The contribution of technical and vocational education and training to women’s economic empowerment in Kampala, Uganda. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.58256/njhs.v5i2.706

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