The government is overhauling the higher and tertiary education curriculum to focus on innovation and industrialisation. This is will see tertiary institutions moving towards innovation and industrialisation.
Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Professor Amon Murwira, who is also Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Human Capital Development, Skills Audit and Employment Creation, submitted a report on the programmes to Cabinet yesterday.
Presenting the 21st Cabinet Meeting Decision Matrix yesterday, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said the programmes covered the period 2019-2030. She said:
Cabinet considered a submission by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Human Capital Development, Skills Audit and Employment Creation on key priority programmes to be undertaken during the period 2019 – 2030.
The minister also said that the programmes are derived from the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) and targeted towards the achievement of the goals of Vision 2030 including to develop standardised qualifications through the establishment of minimum bodies of knowledge and skills.
Minister Mutsvangwa said Government would engage investors to develop modern infrastructure at institutions of higher learning. The programmes also aim at solving the shortage of ICT skilled human capital and provide home-grown ICT solutions.
The programmes are also premised at linking the government departments and industry to higher learning institutions for purposes of continuously assessing the skills levels.
The former minister of Higher and Tertiary education, professor Jonathan Moyo once claimed that Zimbabwean graduates are unemployable as they lack the skills required in the industry.
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Amon Murwira is a Zimbabwean academic. He is currently the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development. Read More About Amon Murwira
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, Minister of Information and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) since she was 15. She is one of the numerous allies of Emmerson Mnangagwa who became triumphant during the intra-party fights which rocked ZANU PF... Read More About Monica Mutsvangwa