Cabinet has given the greenlight on the proposed modules and implementation matrix for the National Health In-Service Training and Induction Programme under the Public Service Academy as presented by the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Honourable Professor Paul Mavhima.
Making the announcement during a media post-Cabinet briefing, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said modules and programmes were being rolled out to members of the Public Service and the thrust was to focus on necessary skills, competencies, attitude, work ethics, culture and improve performance at workplaces. She said a sense of patriotism would also be inculcated among trainees.
“The Public Service Academy has so far developed ten priority modules and programmes that are currently being rolled out to members of the Public Service. The syllabi for the priority modules have been designed to align with national imperatives that will ensure the workforce is equipped with the necessary skills, competencies, attitude, work ethics, culture and practical orientation to improve performance in the Public Service.
“Furthermore, in order to inculcate the spirit of patriotism, national ideology and national heritage ethos, the Public Service Academy has partnered with relevant stakeholders which has given value and traction to the programmes on offer,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
The Minister of Information said due to its specialised nature, the health sector modules would include Public Health Service Orientation; Health Sector Legal Framework; Management Skills Development and Conflict Management, among others.
“Regarding specialized Health sector modules, the following have been developed; Public Health Service Orientation; Health Sector Legal Framework; Management Skills Development; Conflict Management; Gender, Diversity and Sexual Harassment; Asset Inventory and Procurement and Contract Management,” said the Minister of Information.