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Monday, 2 June 2014
EDUCATION MINISTER BEMOANS POOR EXAM RESULTS IN LUSAKA PROVINCE
BY MACPHERSON MUKUKA Education has for
long been regarded as a key to success. It has said that where people are
educated, they can do anything developmental either as individuals or a group.
Government of the
republic of Zambia has prioritized education just like health and Agriculture.
This can be cited by
the practical commitment in infrastructure development across the country. The
revision of the educational curriculum is also another commitment government
has shown in the development of the education.
Education Minister John
Phiri has embarked on a nationwide tour of various education infrastructure
most of which are secondary and primary schools. The tour which started in Luangwa district of Lusaka province has brought to the fore the many
challenges teachers face in their quest to deliver quality services to the
has stated that it will not relent regardless of the challenges. Speaking
during one of the meeting with teachers from the Lusaka Central Zone, Dr. Phiri
called on the teachers to take teaching a profession and not a career, and
ensure they use what is available to educate the Zambian Child.
Dr. Phiri further
advised the teachers to check their personal life and become examples to the
The Minister however
expressed disappointment at the poor results Lusaka produced in last year’s
exams despite it having the cream of teachers. He described the performance as uncalled for, for a province like Lusaka.
And Lusaka Province
Educational Officer Kotati Ngosa urged the teachers to concentrate on
developing the sector other than concentrating on extra curriculum activities
such as inter school competitions which do not add much value to the academic
performance f the learners.
From the information
gathered while in the company of the Minister, it is evident that government is
really committed to its promises of bettering the living standards of its
people through education; communities through PTA have also shown commitment
through their participation in the development of learning facilities such as
construction of additional classrooms.