Why it is crucial for nation to produce skilled human power

09Sep 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Why it is crucial for nation to produce skilled human power

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 is 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.

In light of this, Tanzania has placed focal attention on producing skilled human power development and expanding higher learning institutions all over the country.

Currently, over 30 public universities have discharged their responsibilities focusing on the teaching learning processes, conducting problem solving researches and community services.

Nowadays, those higher institutions, excluding private higher learning institutions, graduate over hundred thousands annually. Hence, new graduates are expected to spur the county's economic development journey. 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.

But, all these lofty development goals could be realised if the country produces enough skilled human power in respective fields of studies.

The nation has planned constructing small and mega projects and improving citizens' standard of living. To do so, expanding higher learning institutions and producing human resource development have become a prerequisite agenda.

Above and beyond these, the nation currently needs more technology transfer and various expertise to leap to industrial-led economy. Of course, all these ambitions are gradual processes, happen step by step but their importance is unquestionable.

Ethiopia has to produce its own skilled professionals in every sector. 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.

Furthermore, to come up with capable task forces, providing them of high quality and standard education and support useful throughout their career of continuous professional development has a significant impact.

Teaching institutions have to be equipped with modern teaching tools and other teaching aids. Information communication technology tools have to also be provided along with teaching aids.

Teaching institutions have to be equipped with modern teaching tools and other teaching aids. Information communication technology tools have to also be provided along with teaching aids.

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