Government through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has begun training teachers from the northern region on clothing technology to implement the new curriculum which needs practical subjects to prepare learners for the industry.
The government is prepared to implement the new curriculum by taking fashion and fabrics subject in primary and secondary schools to clothing technology by training teachers on how to teach the students and empower them with skills that will revive the clothing industry.
In an interview on the sidelines of her visit to Danhiko where 20 teachers drawn from the northern region are receiving training Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Sylvia Utete Masango said the programme will cascade to the southern region once the train the trainer progamme is over.
“We are in the process of sending these students to Turkey which is the best country in the world in terms of clothing industry and the negotiations are at an advanced stage,” she said.
The teachers who were using industrial sewing machines promised to impart the knowledge for the greater benefit of the nation.
On Monday the teachers got a chance to have a familiarisation tour of big clothing factories such as Kutaura, Navidale, James North, Paramount and Diesel Gear.