The Herald (Harare)

6 January 2014

Zimbabwe: Prioritise Education With Production

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We know the economy is not in its best health and money is hard to come by at Treasury.

This means innovation is required.

Public school districts can establish micro-business units where students doing subjects such as Accounts, Economics and Costing Management among others will draw experience from running such projects.

What stops schools from sewing uniforms, and selling rulers, pens, exercise books to get money for toiletries and other consumables?

Why can't schools run viable farming projects to both feed students and sell on the open market.

This is the element of education with production Government should prioritise. We are sure there are enough experts in Government who can structure such programmes for schools.

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