Diplomat urges students to acquire technical knowledge to revitalize manufacturing sector in Zambia


Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mazuba Monze, has urged the 16 government-sponsored students to undertake a four-year Tool, Mould, Die (TMD) course in South Africa to use the opportunity to revitalize Zambia’s manufacturing sector.

Monze stressed the importance for students to concentrate on their studies and maximize the government-provided opportunity to gain valuable skills.

In a statement issued on Saturday by Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa first Secretary Press and Public Relations, Tamara Nyirenda, Monze emphasized that the students could also consider initiating their own projects upon completing of the programme and eventually contribute to job creation.

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“You should always remember that you are flag-bearers of Zambia. Therefore, I expect you to work very hard and achieve the objective of your coming here and make your country proud.

“We are happy that you are here and we will ensure that you settle down without any problem before you resume your training,” Monze said.

She pointed out that South Africa stands as a leader in the manufacturing industry and that the students have been given an opportunity to make a difference in Zambia upon their graduation.

Furthermore, Nyirenda said the sponsorship was crucial because the country needed a vibrant manufacturing sector capable of competing with others in the region.

“Such competitiveness is essential for Zambia to generate the much-needed foreign exchange from exports,” she added.

Additionally, Northern Technical College (NORTEC) Principal, Martin Kasonso, expressed his satisfaction saying the students have been granted the opportunity to study in South Africa and that upon graduation, NORTEC would extend four lecturing positions to the best performing students.

He noted that in a bid to increase employment opportunities, the Zambian government was prioritizing skills development in the country.

“This focus on capacity building aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the manufacturing industry,” Kasonso said.

Speaking on behalf of the students, Memory Moyo, commended government for the sponsorship.

Moyo narrated that after facing financial challenges and dropping out of school while pursuing A levels, she never expected to be given such a golden opportunity.

This came after the Zambian government sponsored 16 students to pursue a four-year Tool, Mould, Die course in South Africa, aimed at revamping the local manufacturing industry in Zambia.

The 16 were successfully enrolled at the Production Technologies South Africa (PtSA) this week.

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