National Assembly, Wednesday 17th February 2021
CENTRE FOR EDUCATION, INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT BILL (H.B. 1, 2020)
SECOND READING SPEECH
THE MINISTER OF HIGHER AND TERTIARY EDUCATION, INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT'
HON. PROF. MURWIRA
Madam Speaker, I am humbled to present the principles of the Centre for Education, Innovation, Research and Development Bill.
Madam Speaker Ma’am, the level of human development is expressed by the extend and efficiency with which human needs are met by (1) industry and (2) the extent to which this industry is produced and nurtured by the education. Let me clarify from the start that industry only takes any one of the following forms: - (1) You mine it (mining); (2) You grow it (agriculture) and (3) you make it (manufacturing). Thus, the way education is designed and delivered determines whether industry can happen or not. To this end, we postulate that the extent to which a nation’s education, innovation, research and development are deliberately linked to cause industry for purposes of meeting human needs defines the state of development of that nation.