First world science laboratories to be built in rural areas

Harare – Government says it is  in the process of mobilising resources for the construction state of the art laboratories in rural schools so as to support Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the areas, an official has said.
In an interview with the Mail and Telegraph, Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Amon Murwira said his ministry is waiting for a list of schools that would benefit from the initiative in in the rural areas.
“We are encouraging that. We have gone as far as budgeting and we just need the school list based on the criteria that are given by the ministry of primary and secondary education,” he said.
He said an objective criteria will be used in terms of which school to support.
“We do that in the interest of promoting funds. Then there have to be objective criteria that they use on which school to support and we come into support in the interest of science and technology in terms of STEM realm,”  he said.
STEM began in 2016 through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, led by the then minister Professor Jonathan Moyo.
The programme was meant to promote the uptake of science technology, engineering, and mathematics in the country.

The Ministry was also paying  school fees for students who register for STEM subjects.

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