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« on: August 29 2009 »

The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) will from next month offer an e-commerce degree, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. HIT acting Vice-Chancellor Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe said the degree programme would enable local companies to access markets anywhere in the world.

He said this came at the right time when the country's economic recovery was gathering momentum and demanded e-commerce skilled personnel. "In launching the B-Tech e-commerce degree, HIT aims to make Zimbabwean entrepreneurs find markets anywhere in the world with ease. "Zimbabwe is an open economy which is highly dependent on foreign trade.”

"It is therefore imperative that the country embraces leading technologies in international commerce," said Eng Kanhukamwe. He said technological developments across the world had seen businesses in major economies adopting new forms and structures of economic activity.

The university would offer its graduates innovative and technology rich entrepreneurial and research driven knowledge to stimulate economic growth. "Innovation is the motor of modern economy, turning ideas and knowledge into products and services. "Our nation can only succeed through innovation on all fronts and indeed HIT will strive to be at the centre of this innovation," said Eng Kanhukamwe.

(Source: The Herald / balancingact-africa)
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