(Last Updated on April 25, 2023 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
BULAWAYO – Lecturers at tertiary institutions are now expected to go for industrial attachment to enable them to troubleshoot what is obtaining in industry and produce quality graduates, with the University of Zimbabwe already implementing the programme.
This is part of higher and tertiary institutions’ response to industry concerns that the higher and tertiary education sector is producing graduates without industry requisite skills.
The new programme was revealed yesterday during a Zimpapers Knowledge Centre organised conference dubbed Tourism and Hospitality Industry meets Tertiary held at Holiday Inn in Bulawayo.
The conference brought under one roof players from the tourism and hospitality sector led by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Higher and Tertiary Education Innovation, Science and Technology Development Ministry and its various tertiary institutions.
The players from the tourism and hospitality sector threw the ball toward the higher and tertiary sector, highlighting the skills gap that needed addressing.