Miners Urge Govt To Introduce Mining As A Subject In Schools

11 months agoSun, 19 Mar 2023 11:26:02 GMT
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Miners Urge Govt To Introduce Mining As A Subject In Schools

The Mberengwa-Zvishavane Miners Association has urged the Government to introduce mining as a subject in primary and secondary schools.

Speaking during the 2023 Great Dyke Career Fair held at Gresham Primary School in Zvishavane recently, the miners’ association chairperson Themba Sibanda, said:

l have been challenged by the school which has introduced hunting as a subject, why can’t mining be introduced as a subject so that those in trenches get the necessary knowledge at an early stage?

Sibanda argued that many youths are venturing into gold mining and there is a need for learners to be exposed to the mining industry as a career option.

He also said that teaching mining as a subject in schools will help in curbing mine deaths and encourage environment-friendly mining methods.

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The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira was the guest of honour at the event.

Errymaple group of schools recently introduced hunting as a subject, reported The Mirror.

Zimbabwe is endowed with vast mineral resources that include platinum group metals (PGM), chrome, gold, coal, diamonds, and lithium.



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