The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development says teachers colleges should produce graduands with relevant qualifications to drive a technologically driven society.

Officiating at the graduation of 267 teachers at Nyadire Teachers College in Mutoko, an official from the Higher Education Ministry Mrs Rungano Karimanzira who was representing the Permanent Secretary Dr Desire Sibanda, said with the revised curriculum, colleges need to produce graduates with relevant qualifications to address the needs of achieving a national technology driven industrialisation and modernisation agenda.

“We expect teachers colleges to produce teachers who will drive the nation’s agenda of having a technology driven society as we go towards modern industrialisation,” said Mrs Karimanzira.

Mashonaland East Minister of State Cde David Musabayana urged the graduands to use the knowledge they have acquired to make a positive impact in society.

“As teachers we expect you to go and impart the knowledge you have gained through the years you have been here to society,” he said.

The graduation ceremony which was held under the theme: ‘Developing a Technologically Versatile Teacher through a Sustainable Teacher Education Programme’ saw 60 graduands graduating in general course and 207 in ECD.