By Peter Chivhima
THE Education 5.0 model has been identified as a catalyst for accelerated national development in line with the vision of attaining an upper-middle-income society by 2030.
Education 5.0 is being implemented at various institutions, with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces having embraced the philosophy.
In her remarks at the Zimbabwe Staff College in Harare this Monday during the graduation ceremony for students, who completed a Diploma in Defence and Security Studies, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri noted the importance of promoting industrialisation through education.
“I challenge the college authorities to ensure that training the curriculum is aligned to the government policy of education 5.0 is also a catalyst for the attainment of the President’s vision. The curriculum should also prepare officers to respond adequately to the contemporary security challenges affecting our region and the African continent,” she said.
The programme is in partnership with the University of Zimbabwe, whose Pro-Chancellor, Professor Chipo Dyanda implored the ZDF to adapt to emerging trends.
“You must adapt or you will perish. Society is evolving at an incredible speed today. Be flexible, learn fast, and stay ahead of the rest. Wherever you go after today in whatever you do adapt to emerging trends within your industry,” said Professor Dyanda.
The course, which was attended by Service Chiefs from all security organs and senior officials from sister security services, comprised 104 students drawn from Zimbabwe and allied nations which include Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Eswatini and Zambia.