Beyond education and training to functional mentoring: the case of scientific innovators in Zambia.
Banja, Khulupilika Madalitso
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The aim of this paper was to argue the case for the need for mentorship of both student and newly qualified scientists in Zambia. Based on both a global perspective, this paper argues that inadequate initial training coupled with inadequate resources make mentorship of newly qualified scientists (hereafter referred to as NQSs) a necessity. Further, the paper presents numerous benefits accruing from the mentoring of students and newly qualified scientists. These benefits include benefits to the NQSs themselves, and to the nation as a whole. In view of both the identified needs of NQSs and the invaluable benefits, the paper ends with a clarion call for the introduction of mentorship of NQSs during the education and training process of students as well as mentoring of NQS in Zambian industrial settings.
CitationBanja, M.K. (2017). Beyond education and training to functional mentoring: the case of scientific innovators in Zambia. The International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research
The International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research