Government has challenged institution of higher learning institutions in the country to be praoctive in propagating national values and principles in their teaching structures.
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili says there is need for concerted effort from all stakeholders in ensuring that issues of good morals are inculcated in people especially the youths.
Reverend Sumaili observed that government alone cannot manage to advocate and promote national morals and principles.
She noted that this is why there is need for tertiary institutions to ensure that they incorporate issues of national morals and values in their curriculum in order to help with mindset transformation in young people.
ZANIS reports that Reverend Sumaili was speaking in Chikankata when she officiated at the Twin Palm Leadership University second graduation ceremony.
She explained that government through her Ministry has a mandate to promote national values for social transformation in order for the country to achieve sustainable development.
The Minister pointed out that it is against this background that government will support any initiative targeted at changing society through the promotion of good morals in the country.
Reverend Sumaili further, commended TPLU for coming up with programmes tailored towards building leadership capacity in both the clergy and young people.
And Zimbabwe’s High Commission to Zambia Gertrude Takawira has called on countries in the African region to value education and support initiatives aimed at impacting knowledge and englightening others especially youths.
High Commission Takawira noted that despite having various natural resources, Africa has continued to be the poorest continent in the world.
She said this is why there is need for African countries to come together and invest more in the education system if the region is to thrive.
And TPLU Vice Chancellor Kaluba Kapapula assured that the University was established to offer programmes that meant to transform the minds and inspire leadership skills thereby becoming responsible citizens.
Over 20 students graduated with Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Theology while 23 youths graduated with life empowerment certificates after undergoing boot camping training.