Revise education system – Gondwe

BANK of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Michael Gondwe says Zambia’s education system should be transformed to include practical training.
Dr Gondwe said the education system should be evaluated to include a balanced curriculum that will be complemented by actual practical training.
He was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) second graduation ceremony.
“It is my considered view that adopting this learning path will produce graduates fit for purposes beyond the jubilee,” Dr Gondwe said.
Meanwhile, UNILUS vice chancellor Pinalo Chifwanakeni said it is important to use the golden jubilee independence anniversary celebrations to take stock of the factors that have made Zambia a great country.
Professor Chifwanakeni said this year’s golden jubilee independence anniversary celebrations must be time for citizens to review challenges and failures faced along the way.
He said over the last 50 years, Zambia has graduated a large number of people in various fields but the country still suffers from low level productivity in the work place and inadequate critical skills.
Prof. Chifwanakeni also said in today’s global economy, graduates require critical thinking, problem solving, team-working and negotiation skills to survive.
He said this year, 224 students have graduated compared to 148 last year, the total of which 118 were men and 106 women.
UNILUS chancellor Caleb Fundanga said as Zambia celebrates its 50 years of independence, it is time for reflection on what has been achieved.

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