The government has scaled up efforts to transform the higher and tertiary education curriculum road map to suit the industry’s needs in line with new technological advancement being experienced globally.

Technocrats from the country’s tertiary institutions and industry gathered in Bulawayo this Monday and Tuesday to put together some recommendations to be considered on the envisaged new curriculum for the country’s higher learning institutions.

Speaking to the ZBC News on the sidelines of the conference, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Dean of the School of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Engineer Perkins Muredzi said stakeholders have emphasised on the need for dual learning which gives equal priority to theory and apprenticeship as critical for a complete graduate.

TelOne Centre of Learning General Manager, Mr Cleopas Chiketa said industry should start appreciating the role universities can play in improving research and innovation that can solve the country’s needs.

It is envisaged that the new curriculum, which builds from the success of STEM, will produce graduates who are techno savvy and have enough entrepreneurial skills to start their own projects as opposed to the current one that produces employment seekers.