Acting President, Cde John Nkomo, says the exodus of skilled labour has impacted negatively on the economy and called on skilled personnel based in other countries to use their knowledge towards the development of the country.Â
Cde Nkomo made the remarks during his visit to Manqe Secondary School in Tsholotsho, where he told villagers that the government needs the human resources back in the country to enable it to catch up with globalisation challenges.
ÂHe bemoaned shortage of teachers, which has been largely caused by the emigration of skilled staff to neighbouring countries, saying the government will do its best in ensuring that schools have adequate teachers.
Cde Nkomo also said the government is also prioritising science subjects so as to equip students with knowledge which will be further developed at the National University of Science and Technology and Lupane State University.
Â The visit by the acting president was aimed at assessing the progress in the development of a new classroom and administration block.