Producing skilled human power will foster economic growth

14Jul 2016
The Guardian
Producing skilled human power will foster economic growth

ONE of the strategic components in fostering economic growth and technological progress is investing on human resource development.

Skilled professionals engagement in all walks of life has the potential in creating new innovations, hastening technology transfers and creating job opportunities. The secret behind their progress is skilled human resource potential.

To this effect, every year Tanzania allocates a huge portion of its budget for the education, health and agriculture sectors. The government has given due emphasis to human development.

Every year, the country invests on human resource development and graduates new professionals. Establishing vibrant learning institutions has the potential to transform the country and create far reaching impacts on economic development. Hence, the country's higher learning institutions, apart from their key duties, have to give due attention to the transfer of technology and new innovations.

Universities shall be a place where fate-reversing skilled human power are created. Higher learning institutions have to conduct trouble shooting researches in the priority areas. Besides, learning institutions have to nurture the culture of conducting research and easing the country's bottlenecks.

Without skilled human power, the nation could not speed up its developmental pace. Besides, Tanzania has planned to throw poverty into the dustbin of history, undertake economic transformation and become a middle income country by 2025. It has endorsed conducive legal frameworks, policies and strategies..

To become a competitive country in the global arena, it needs innovators, problem solver citizens, confident individuals and job opportunity creators.

It as well needs climate change effect resilient or adaptive technology innovators and task forces that help increase production and productivity. Hence, this year's addition of graduates contribution will have immense importance in implementing the above mentioned objectives.

As learning has no an end, teachers have to hone skills and acquire further knowledge through regular and extension programmes continuously. Because they are expected to be conversant with ICT technology ahead of the students.

Quality tools for teaching and learning, appropriate curricula and inclusive teaching and learning materials and resources are significant in producing skilled professionals. The above mentioned approached could be provided, through the application of information and communication technology, that is, by tapping the enormous power of the internet technology.

The capacity and accessibility of modern technology nowadays is playing a great role in supporting the teaching and learning process.

Besides, quality environments for teaching and learning such as supportive tools, comfortable, safe and secure environment and appropriate facilities are so essential to encourage students' learning and to enable teachers to teach effectively. Quality ensuring environment will be created when institutions involve parents, students, teachers, school authorities and support staff in rendering education.

In sum, Tanzania needs skilled professionals to hasten its economic transformation.

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