Govt Dumps Limiting Colonial Education System

Government has dumped the limiting colonial educational system and redesigned it to optimally exploit Zimbabwe’s potential using the country’s resources.

This was said by President in a speech read on his behalf by Higher Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira at the launch of the National Cattle Breeding Project in Chinhoyi yesterday. Mnangagwa said the colonial education system was not designed to benefit the Zimbabwean. Said Mnangagwa:

To this end, we have redesigned our education system to optimally exploit our potential as a nation based on our heritage. You can never develop based on things that you do not have. It basically means you have to develop based on the resources that are around you. That is why Great Zimbabwe was built from stones that were around. Develop with what you have. You can have the sharpest scientific mind, engineering mind, mathematics mind but as long as it is not operating on the resources of Zimbabwe, it is not  useful. The colonial system caged us. It was designed to cage us. Our universities had three missions teaching, research and community engagement. To expect from this design an education system that produces goods and services is expecting an octagon to be a wheel.

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2 comments on “Govt Dumps Limiting Colonial Education System

  1. Very true we should benefit from our education system, its very disgusting to see our graduates resorting to musombodiya and end up being zvigunduru just because they failed to get employed. Our education system should empower students with skills and innovative ideas which will enable them to earn a living even without being employed.

  2. Maybe the reason people are not getting employed is because there are no jobs?

    This article is too brief and lacks sufficient content for me to form an opinion, however I don’t find anything inspiring or hopeful in the president’s words. Is he actually suggesting that teaching and research are western ideas not essential for education? If so that is beyond ridiculous and also shows compete ignorance regarding the kind of world we now inhabit. Yes we are Zimbabweans, but we need to look beyond our borders if we want the best for our country!

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