Govt urges vocational authority to review curriculum to incorporate hi-tech courses for industry relevance


Government has urged the Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) to bridge the gap by creating technological engagements with industry.

This can be done by reviewing the curricular content tailored to deliver relevant and effective skills that will usher into industry competent artisans as quality drives the economy, says Technology and Science Minister Felix Mutati.

Mutati has also emphasised the need for TEVETA to devise quality assurance service – output that would position the organisation’s recognition status so as to instil certification and qualification confidence in the end users (trainees).

He said this on Thursday when he addressed staff and management, at the tour of TEVETA and inspection of stalled construction works of an annex examinations and office block.

Mutati observed the need to bridge the gap by creating technological engagements with industry.

“I am directing you [TEVETA] to strictly certify prospective training providers, inclusive trainers from the private sector, to meet requisite standards of developed and installed internet infrastructural platforms in intended colleges prior to the commencement of training and learning activities failure to which no operational – certification will be approved,” he said.

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Mutati called on the training authority to strengthen the teaching staff entry scrutiny and accreditation standards so as to engage rightful instructors in colleges and ensure that training institutions built on capacity to its teaching faculty to produce skilled and knowledgeable trainers.

Appreciating the annex exam and office block erected structure, Mutati urged TEVETA and ministry officials to promptly engage the Infrastructure Ministry for a solution to the completion of the long overdue exam building.

And Technology and Science Permanent Secretary Brilliant Habeenzu, commended TEVETA for taking up an important role of providing skills that directly created job creation in the country.

In a brief profile TEVETA Director General Cleopus Takaiza, explained that TEVETA sub contract and accredit experts from industry to augment the authority staff to set and conduct examinations towards execution of its mandate.

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