Minister speaks highly of IDM
Minister of Public Service Christian Ntshangase acknowledged the great contribution of IDM graduates in the country’s development.
Built over 40 years ago, Ntshangase said the institution has over the years made outstanding impact and significant contribution in the development of human capital for the three governments, the private sector and the entire region. “It is a known fact that many of the great minds that provide wisdom and strategic direction in taking our nation’s economies forward were in one way or the other touched by this great institution. In fact, IDM is known to produce proficient and skilled men and women who are sought-after by institutions of repute the world over. Through its research and consultancy arm, IDM is also contributing immensely on matters of policy formulation in our three countries, which is an area we should commend them for because their findings assist governments to make informed decisions to run their economies,” he said.
Despite the encouraging improvements, the minister acknowledged that there were still challenges that are faced by other countries, especially in the SADC region, around the world such as ensuring access, equity, quality, efficiency, relevance and democracy in their educational and training policies.
“These calls for institutions such as IDM to combine efforts with governments and other critical players in finding meaningful and lasting solutions for the education sector in the region,” he said.
The minister concluded by congratulating the graduates and wished them all the best in their careers. He also applauded the lecturers for encouraging and motivating the learners to perform optimally to receive their well deserved glory.