The South Korean government and UNESCO have pledged to support Zimbabwe by implementing the ICT Transforming Education in Africa project, which aims at fostering human and social development in order enhance the quality of life in Zimbabwe.
This came out at a forum held in Harare today, which highlighted the role of African national information for all programmes [IFAP] which give universal access to information by facilitating access to information and developing public domain content and developing digital skills.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister, the Director in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Ms Martha Muguti noted that Zimbabwe became a beneficiary of the UNESCO Korea Funds in Trust Project in 2015 and recognised the contributions by the Korean government ea as the project enables zimbabwe to establish ifap structures.
The Korean Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Cho Jaichel said his government will continue to support Zimbabwe in areas of education and information, since South Korea is one ICT powerhouse in the world.
UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa Director, Professor Hubert Gijzen said information for all programmes (IFAP) will provide a framework of international co-operation and partnerships in building information sharing platforms.
The programme is expected to improve the innovation standards of university students by creating information hubs which the government has already started to establish.