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40 STEM students leave for USA study tour

by Staff Reporter
14 Mar 2017 at 18:30hrs | Views
40 students from Rydings College in Karoi are travelling to the USA for a study tour that will see them venturing in a project capable of generating 250 watts of power, among other STEM driven initiatives.

Rydings College head, Mr Jona Kondo said the study tour will see students researching and designing wind turbines with the hope of adopting the technology back home and embark on a school project that will produce 250 watts of power.

Mr Kondo said the two week study tour will see the college learning and creating a water filtration system, among other projects.

Guest of honour and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Dr Machivenyika Mapuranga hailed the initiative by Rydings College in implementing the STEM initiative in a practical way.

Dr Mapuranga said the initiative by the college comes at a time when the government supported STEM programme has registered tremendous success since its launch last year.

The government introduced the STEM initiative last year and more than 10 000 students have benefited from the programme that is aimed at providing a solid base for the industrialisation agenda.













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