Early childhood centres in public schools improve literacy levels
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By JANE MWANSA –
KITWE District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Allan Kaoma says the introduction of early childhood centers in public schools has improved the literacy levels among learners.
Mr Kaoma said the Government initiative has paved way for vulnerable children who cannot afford to enroll in private nursery schools, many of which have exorbitant fees before starting grade one.
He said the district has 41 primary schools that are offering early childhood education and these schools have recorded an improvement in the performance of the pupils.
Speaking in an interview, Mr Kaoma revealed that the district administration was in the process of constructing independent nursery schools in order to accommodate a large number of pupils.
“As a district, we are happy that the early childhood centers have improved the literacy levels among pupils and plans to build independent schools are underway in order to allow many children who do not have the opportunity to go to private schools,” he said.
Mr Kaoma also called on management in other primary schools to ensure that they introduce the childhood education in their respective schools as this is a foundation for quality education.
He said also urged the parents and guardians to take advantage and enroll their children in the free education that the Government was offering.

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