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Mohadi donates laptops, pushes for modern education

by Staff reporter
08 Jun 2024 at 07:54hrs | Views
During his visit to Manama High School in Gwanda district, Matabeleland South, Acting President Kembo Mohadi, an alumnus, honored the school's significant role in Zimbabwe's liberation struggle.

Mohadi, who attended the school in 1966 and 1967, donated 20 laptops and 10 FIFA-approved soccer balls. He highlighted the school's legacy in producing leaders who fought for the country's freedom, noting that over 400 students and staff left in 1977 to join the liberation struggle, including prominent figures like the late Dr. Sibusiso Moyo.

Mohadi urged students and staff to recognize the institution's importance and to continue producing critical thinkers and visionary learners. He emphasized the need for modern skills and knowledge to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to foster innovation and adaptability.

The laptops donated symbolized the government's commitment to youth development and education, aligning with National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).

He also spoke about the national focus on Education 5.0, which prioritizes both learning and practical application, equipping graduates to tackle real-world challenges.

This educational model fosters innovation and industrialization, aiming to create a more productive workforce.

Mohadi concluded by quoting Nelson Mandela, reinforcing the transformative power of education.

The visit was attended by high-ranking officials, including Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Dr. Evelyn Ndlovu, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Angeline Gata, Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Dr. Omphile Marupi, former Provincial Affairs Minister Abednico Ncube, Chief Marupi, ELCZ Western Diocese leader Bishop Michael Dube, and members of the Joint Operations Command.

Source - The Herald