Unizulu urged to help with skills de­vel­op­ment

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

THE head of the Mkhwanazi Tra­di­tional Au­thor­ity, iNkosi Mandla Mkhwanazi, has com­mit­ted him­self to ad­dress­ing un­em­ploy­ment in KwaDlangezwa.

Mkhwanazi has asked the Uni­ver­sity of Zu­l­u­land (Unizulu ) to meet him half­way, by ini­ti­at­ing short cour­ses that will equip the un­em­ployed in his area.

He was speak­ing at the Mkhwanazi Tra­di­tional Coun­cil-Unizulu education ind­aba at the uM­folozi Casino Re­sort last week which was aimed at find­ing so­lu­tions to im­prove ma­tric re­sults and to deal with so­cial ills among youth, both at a high school and at a uni­ver­sity level.

‘There are many un­skilled youth in this area, yet we have a uni­ver­sity on our doorstep.

‘We would be happy to see young com­mu­nity mem­bers be­ing trained in fields such as weld­ing and other rel­e­vant cour­ses that will put them in a bet­ter po­si­tion to be­come em­ployed,’ he said.

iNkosi Mkhwanazi also used the ind­aba to con­grat­u­late lo­cal schools that per­formed well in the 2017 ma­tric ex­ams, and to call for at­ten­tion to be paid to un­der­per­form­ing schools.

‘We need to dis­cover what it is that we are not do­ing right.

‘We have schools with re­sources, but our chil­dren some­how do not want to com­mit them­selves to do­ing their school­work.

‘It could be that the education we are of­fer­ing them is not what they want,’ he said.

The ind­aba was also at­tended by re­li­gious lead­ers, izin­duna, school prin­ci­pals from pri­mary and high schools, aca­demics from Unizulu, and se­nior of­fi­cials from the De­part­ment of Education’s King Cetshwayo District of­fice.

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High School Prin­ci­pal Themba Zikhali with a certi cate of ex­cel­lence Muzi Zin­c­ume

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