Zimbabwe’s election into the executive board of UNESCO and being a member of the UNESCO inter-governmental committee on the management of social transformation will provide a platform to push the country’s education, science and technology interests and those of other African countries.

Speaking at a press briefing in the capital after attending the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference in France, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said the country’s election into UNESCO’s two top positions will enable it to take advantage of the opportunities available on the world’s highest educational, scientific and cultural body.

The Permanent Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development Professor Francis Gudyanga said the country shared its thrust to utilise science and technology to accelerate development.

Speaking at the same occasion, the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhima who visited Turkey during that period said the country incorporated textile and design technology and will continue engaging the Turkish.

The Zimbabwean delegation was led by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Jonathan Moyo and the national statement to UNESCO was presented which stated the country’s commitment to the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals.

Zimbabwe was elected into the executive board of UNESCO as well as being a member of the UNESCO inter-governmental committee on the management of social transformation and will serve for the next four years.