Min­is­ter speaks highly of IDM

Observer on Saturday - - News -

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.

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