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school results in Matabeleland rooted in poor education infrastructure
March 05, 2010
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- The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, David
Coltart has said that the poor school results in Matabeleland are
rooted in poor education infrastructure that was last developed
in the 1980s. Coltart said inequitable development policies of the
early independence years caused a lack of good quality education
in the provinces. He said this was reflected by the low proportion
of students from Matabeleland being admitted at the National
University of Science and Technology (NUST). Mr. Coltart is
currently working on equitable distribution of resources in the
Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) fears that the indigenisation
and empowerment policy that became effective this week will stifle
economic recovery and investment in the country. Bulawayo coordinator
of the ZCTU, Mr. Percy Mcijo said that there should be a tripartite
forum of workers, company owners and government to discuss the implementation
of the act. Mcijo said unless there is sanity in the implementation,
workers will be affected by job losses as the factories will close
down. He said that this may affect the manufacturing sector and
hinder economic growth.
* The Bulawayo
city council press briefing on the visit by the Mayor of Durban,
Cllr. Obed Mlaba and his delegation who are currently visiting the
city, that was scheduled for yesterday has been shifted to today,
4pm at the Council Chambers..
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