Although the e-discussion invited the views of young people aged 15 to 30 , as well as representatives of youth-led organizations, comments during week II were received from young people between the ages of 19 and 29. Therefore, the present chapter may not capture the views of older adolescents. In addition, there were at least 845 people (ages unknown) who accessed and viewed the platform during the week.
This chapter explores education in its broadest sense, as the foundation for working life, with a focus on views regarding educational quality and relevance to labour markets. While some positive comments were shared, the overall consensus was that many educational systems and institutions around the world are still insufficiently tailored and aligned to the dynamic needs of the labour market. As Bwenje, a young Ugandan states, “instead of training young people to seek jobs, they should train students to create jobs.” Click here to see a voxpop report by young people on the current employment situation in Uganda.