Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira has announced government plans to revise regulations governing tertiary institutions for enhanced performance and development.
Murwira was presenting proposals for the Amendment of the Manpower and Development Act at the Bulawayo Polytechnic College yesterday. He said
The Ministry requires that all tertiary education institution employees be transferred from being Public Service Commission employees to state granted employees so that they are just like State University employees.
This, he argued, is essential for the purposes of ensuring compliance with international best practices in relation to academic freedom and academic integrity for industrialisation, modernisation, and attainment of Vision 2030.
The professor indicated that the transformation was aimed at government attraction and retention of best skills to facilitate the industrialisation and mordenisation of Zimbabwe.
He claimed that the Act also needed amendments on the Zimdef part so that it incorporates principles of good governance.
He also stated that the alignment of the Manpower Planning and Development Act was fundamental for skills development.
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