President Emmerson Mnangagwa says infrastructure development is a key pillar in the delivery of accessible quality education for learners and for the government to be able to implement the competence and skills-based curriculum rolled out in 2017.

Addressing delegates who attended the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s Presidential Indaba at Celebration Centre in the capital today, President Mnangagwa said the competence and skills-based curriculum will result in a robust education system which will produce graduates which will develop the country.

The President said the meeting with education stakeholders is a milestone as it seeks to promote the industrialisation agenda.

“The indaba provided a platform to dialogue about the investment opportunities in the education sector with the aim of transforming it in line with the industrialisation and modernisation of the country economy,” he said.

President Mnangagwa invited potential investors to also empower the education sector and promote partnerships in line with the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra.

“All investments are welcome and safe in Zimbabwe,” he said.

President Mnangagwa implored the teaching fraternity to be innovative and creative to make the teaching process exciting and easy for learners. 

He said educators should stop the practise of dissuading learners from taking science subjects as they play a vital role in industrialisation. 

“Government is committed to create a conducive environment where talent will thrive to fulfill aspirations of learners so that they will be able to face tomorrow with confidence,” he said.

President Mnangagwa implored the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Ministry to enhance synergies in tandem with the present needs of the country to promote growth and development.

The indaba was running under the theme, “Promoting Access to Education through Infrastructure Investment”.