HARARE – In an effort to aid students in acquiring cutting-edge industrial skills, Zimbabwe has reportedly launched technical high schools.
Permanent Secretary for the Primary and Secondary Education ministry Tumisang Thabela made the revelation about the latest initiative.
Thabela was quoted by local newspaper NewsDay saying the introduction of technical high schools in Zimbabwe will enable students to develop the skills necessary to become their own employers.
“The technical high schools will endeavour to help pupils acquire innovative industrial skills that will either fit them well into industry or enable them to be job creators as opposed to being job seekers.’’– Tumisang Thabela (Primary and Secondary Education ministry Permanent Secretary)
Thabela cited, as an example, the province of Matabeleland North’s choice of Hwange High School as its test site for a textile technology and design specialisation.
To encourage children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), she added that Zimbabwe has begun converting classrooms into science laboratories.
“The ministry — in line with equity development has started an initiative of converting ordinary classrooms into science laboratories. It will increase the uptake of STEM learning areas.”– Tumisang Thabela (Primary and Secondary Education ministry Permanent Secretary)
For better operations, the ministry believes it is necessary to encourage those schools in Zimbabwe that are not connected to the national electricity grid to use green energy.