NUST Vice Chancellor, Ndlovu, Officially opens ZIMTA Conference in Victoria Falls PDF Print E-mail

Hundreds of professionals from the education sector   attended the ZIMTA Conference official Opening on the 23rd of April in Victoria Falls. The ZIMTA 32nd Annual National Conference was officially opened by the National University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor, Professor, Lindela Ndlovu.


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Speakingduring the official opening ceremony, Professor Ndlovu advised educationists to avoid business ventures that would create a conflict of interest with their professional occupations. He gave an example of the provision of extra lessons, after hours or during school holidays as an area of conflict of interest for the teachers.


Professor Ndlovu, suggested enterprise projects such as manufacturing   of school uniforms, market gardening, retailing, poultry and the running of funeral parlors as suitable for teachers.He further postulated that   in order to achieve desirable results, knowledge, Skill and attitude were important factors for the entrepreneur.altNUST Vice Chancellor, Proffessor Lindela Ndlovu adresses delegates at the ZIMTA 32nd National Annual Conference


The path towards economic empowerment was described as follows, the need to think out a virgin idea suitable to your environment, to your status, to your character and to your profession. Secondly, he emphasized that it was important to seekideas and advice from the experts. Thirdly, the need to get funding and install proper equipment and tools when necessary. The Professor also spoke on the need to avoid going for something because everybody appears to be doing well in it. The fifth point was the need to satisfy oneself that the enterprise had meaningful returns and finally it was advised as necessary to employ competent people to run the business on behalf of the educationists because educationist needed to attend to her or his    full time employment as an educationist.


Attending the ZIMTA conference were   officials from the ministry of education, union representatives from the Southern African Development Community, (SADC), International visitors, heads of schools, teachers, the business community, bankers, other labour organizations such as the ZCTU, representatives from research institutes, and the media.


The 32nd conference was held under the theme Enhancing the Status of Teachers through Economic Empowerment.






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