President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that his administration will pursue an education model that empowers human capital.
His remarks come when education in Zimbabwe and Africa at large has been criticised for producing graduates who are not up to the task of solving the challenges in the contemporary world.
Speaking at the University of Zimbabwe where he officially opened the academic learning institution’s innovation hub, which coincided with the launching of the university’s 2019-2025 strategic plan in Harare on Monday, Mnangagwa said:
Under the second republic, government will pursue an education model that empowers human capital to respond to the ever-changing world.
His remarks were also echoed by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Mapfumo, and Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Amon Murwira, who both emphasised on the importance of moving away from a system where people are job seekers into becoming innovators to develop the economy.
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