The government says it is committed to maximise youth contribution to social and economic development through skills training programmes.

This was revealed by the Minister of State for Psychomotor Activities in Education in the Office of the President and Cabinet Honourable Josiah Hungwe at the Robotics Science and Intellectual Property Rights (RSIP) Festival held at Courtney Selous Primary School in Harare.

Speaking at the second edition of the science festival initiated by the YES Network Organisation in partnership with robotics clubs, Cde Hungwe highlighted the importance of equipping young pupils with practical skills adding that the RSIP programme promotes creativity, critical thinking and skills development in children.

Various schools, both primary and secondary had their scientific artefacts on display.

The government through the STEM initiative is on a drive to promote the practical learning of science, technology, engineering arts and mathematics under the new curriculum.