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Atleast nine in every 10 Ugandans who have completed any form of education are unemployed. According to National Planning Authority (NPA) statistics, an estimated 700,000 graduates enter the labor market each year and this is projected to increase to over 1.5 million by 2040, according to records from the finance ministry. Only about 90,000 however are getting absorbed into the job market. The reason given was that the graduates do not possess the required skills. The skilling Uganda program was therefore designed as a magic bullet to this acute unemployment and it is for that reason that such graduates ought to take advantage of the technical and vocational institutions to get the skills they need to carry on with their works.