Why it is crucial for nation to  produce skilled human power

11May 2019
Editor
DAR ES SALAAM
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 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.

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. 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 very sector. To become a competitive country in the global arena, it needs innovators, problem solver citizens, confident individuals and job opportunity creators. 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. Moreover, teachers are the most important educational resource and critical determinants of quality education. They must be treated and respected. Teaching must be rendered an attractive career choice and must remain sufficiently attractive, in terms of salaries and conditions of employment, to retain the best teachers in the service.

. 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.