Minister of Technology and Science, Hon. Felix Mutati has urged the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) to continously review curricula to deliver relevant and effective skills that will usher into industry-competent artisans as quality drives the economy.
Speaking when he addressed staff and management, at the tour of TEVETA and inspection of stalled construction works of an annex examinations and office block, Mr. Mutati observed that there was a need to bridge the gap by creating technological engagements with industry.
The Minister also put an emphasis on the training regulator to devise quality assurance service – output that will position the organisation’s recognition status to instill certification and qualification confidence in the end users (trainees).
He called on the training authority to strengthen the teaching staff entry scrutiny and accreditation standards to engage rightful instructors in colleges and ensure that training institutions build on the capacity of their teaching faculty to produce skilled and knowledgeable trainers.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mutati has directed TEVETA to strictly certify prospective training providers, inclusive trainers from the private sector, to meet the required standards of developed and installed internet infrastructural platforms in intended colleges before the commencement of training and learning activities failure to which no operational – certification will be approved.
Appreciating the annex exam and office block erected structure Minister 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 Dr. Brilliant Habeenzu commended TEVETA for taking up an important role in providing skills that directly create job creation in the country.
In a brief profile, TEVETA Director General Cleopus Takaiza explained that TEVETA sub-contracts and accredit experts from the industry to augment the authority staff to set and conduct examinations towards the execution of its mandate.