Information and communication technology (ICT) education is set to be rolled out from kindergarten to tertiary level as Zimbabwe moves to catch up with rest of the progressive world, ICT minister Nelson Chamisa said yesterday.
Speaking at the National ICT Policy Review Consultative Process in Harare, Chamisa said technology was moving fast hence the need to account for the time that was lost when the country was in recession.
“ICT training should be an ongoing process, teachers run the risk of being students and students run the risk of being teachers,” Chamisa said.
“Our ministry together with the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture is embarking on a massive ICT education training programme to make sure the child from kindergarten up to tertiary level is computer literate.”
He said Zimbabwe currently ranked among fastest developing countries in terms of ICTs progression.
“SIM cards are now cheaper than ever, people are now even using cellphones to trap mice, we have registered more than 78% of mobile penetration rates, our country has faced vast development in ICT policy framework,” the minister said.
“We want to go into the e-commerce arena where there might be e-lobola and people pay their lobola online, we want to boost everything to a situation whereby rallies will not be necessary. I will just send my manifesto through YouTube.”