A strong education system providing equal opportunity for all remains a priority - Kandjii-Murangi

A strong education system providing equal opportunity for all remains a priority - Kandjii-Murangi

Higher Education, Training and Innovation Minister, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi says a strong education system that is accessible, equitable and provides equal opportunity for girls and boys remains a priority in Namibia.
Dr Kandjii-Murangi says education is paramount in addressing youth unemployment and in Namibia, the prominence given to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), under the Harambee Prosperity Plan speaks volumes of Namibia's targeted national skills development initiatives.
She says Namibia will host the 2020 African TVET Competition and has invited all African countries to Windhoek, to showcase what the continent has to offer in that space.
Kandjii-Murangi says Namibia also embraces the advances in Artificial Intelligence as a tool to advance the country's development agenda, industrialization, and optimise the benefits that may accrue to key sectors such as agriculture, health, housing and education.
She points out that Namibia is, therefore, looking forward to hosting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Southern African Artificial Intelligence Conference during the second quarter of 2020 in Windhoek.
She was speaking at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference underway in the French capital, Paris.