The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavhima said Zimbabweans have to go beyond general literacy to become champions in information communication technologies (ICTs) for the economy to be abreast with 21st century trends.

Addressing a consultative new curriculum review meeting in Bulawayo, Professor Mavhima said Zimbabwe is an African champion in producing best human capital but pointed out that the nation needs to improve its ICT literacy so that it produces entrepreneurs who will meet the market needs of a globalised world.

He also noted that primary and secondary education should lay a strong foundation of producing ICT skilled citizens who will make a mark in research and innovation.

The ministry is set to partner other ministries to electrify and distribute computers to several schools among them those in the rural areas.