President E.D. Mnangagwa has said there is need to modernise the education system so that it produces goods and services. Addressing villagers in Mutoko where he was commissioning a food and vegetable processing plant at Tabudirira Vocational
Training Centre in Mutoko, Mashonaland East province, the head of state and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces said the education system should not produce university graduates who roam from one
office to another with their curriculum vitae looking for a job without the technical
knowhow to produce tangible products.
The Second Republic, said President Mnangagwa, was ready to support through funding
graduates with a viable project. “We want an education system that produces products,
that produces goods and services,” he said.
Already, a number of tertiary institutions, even primary and secondary schools, have
demonstrated that they can produce tangible goods since the outbreak of Covid-19 after
they produced various personal protective equipment such as face masks and hand
Mnangagwa said his thoughts afterr clarifying his replacement of former Minister of Primary and Secondary Eduction, Ambassador Cain mathema who is now the new Minister without portfolio in the President’s Office.
E.D. replaced Mathema on health grounds with Dr Ndlovu stepping in his shoes after serving as a senior civil servant before she was appointed Minister of State in
Vice President Chiwenga’s office before her latest appointment.