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Promote skills and identify talent says First Lady

by Staff Reporter
19 Oct 2019 at 19:08hrs | Views
Schools have been challenged to effectively promote skills development and talent identification to produce learners who are relevant to the demands of industry.

This was said by the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, during a prize giving ceremony at Prince Edward School in Harare this Friday where was the guest of honour.

The new schools curriculum introduced by the government encompasses skills development for learners, a trajectory which schools like Prince Edward are taking seriously.

Amai Mnangagwa commended the school for coming up with technical and vocational training subjects that speak to the demands of industry.

"The curriculum offered in schools must empower these boys to ensure they compete in the industry after school. I am happy with what Prince Edward school is offering to our children and this is an indication of your commitment to the development of this nation," said the First Lady

The First Lady also took the opportunity to advise students to desist from drug abuse.

"I want you to be model men who respect women and you must desist from alcohol and drug abuse," cautioned Amai Mnangagwa.

The school head, Dr Agrippa Sora, revealed that the school has excelled in different disciplines and has produced a number of prominent sportsmen and musicians in the country.

"It is our desire to continue producing the best and we want to empower our boys to be leaders. We have a number of students who have made a name in sports and music among other fields," said Dr Sora

Through partnerships between parents, the school development committee and old boys association, Prince Edward has managed to establish a state of the art model e-learning class.

This comes at a time when Information and communication technology has proved to be important in shaping the future of nations.

Source - zbc

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