Government says higher and tertiary education institutions must produce graduates with knowledge and skills designed to create new industry and supporting the existing one for the country to attain an upper middle income economy by 2030.

This came out during a career guidance expo at the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Center (SIRDC) in Harare this Thursday.

Presenting a paper to school children and tertiary institutions representatives drawn from the country’s ten provinces, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said the design of the education system should allow technological advancement towards industrialisation and modernisation.

“We have transitioned from education 3.0 to education 5.0 and we are now focusing on innovation and industrialisation,” he said.

Businessman and Entrepreneur Dr Shingi Munyeza also took the opportunity to explain principles and skills needed for one to become an entrepreneur.

Government recently shifted from education 3.0 to education 5.0 that entails producing graduates who are equipped with skills to create new industry.