Murwira Clarifies Govt Position On STEM

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Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Amon Murwira said Government will not discontinue the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme, but will protect the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF).

Said Murwira:

No one can destroy STEM because that is the science complex. What we have stopped is paying of A-Level scholarship programmes because ZIMDEF money is for Higher and Tertiary Education. On another note, we cannot use ZIMDEF to support private schools, that is corruption. We cannot also have Government money paying for students who can afford their fees, that is corruption. Government money goes to the needy. So we will support the needy from time to time when it’s necessary.                                                   .

He some people were peddling falsehoods that Government had discontinued STEM. 

More: Herald

Zimbabwe Manpower Development FundAmon Murwira

The Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) is a fund established in terms of the Manpower Planning and Development Act (Chapter 28:02) and is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, whose minister is the Trustee of the Fund. The... Read More About Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund

Amon Murwira is a Zimbabwean academic. He is currently the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development. Read More About Amon Murwira

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