Let us read Zambia campaign starts
Published On January 14, 2014 » 3242 Views» By Hildah Lumba » Features, Latest News
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THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has embarked on a nationwide sensitisation campaign on the revised curriculum dubbed ‘Let us read Zambia’.

The campaign is meant to help the public participate through effective communication.
Permanent Secretary Patrick Nkanza said the ministry undertook reforms to improve the performance of learners through the change of knowledge, attitudes and practices related to education management.
Dr Nkanza said this during a media breakfast held at Southern Sun Hotel in Lusaka yesterday.

“I urged all the stakeholders who include the parents, career guardians, pupils, journalists, members of the general public, Parliamentarians, business leaders, traditional leaders and church leaders to participate in helping people understand this move,” he said.
Dr Nkanza explained that the campaign was a multi-year and multi-platform initiative focused on raising awareness and increasing demand for quality education.

He said the campaign would use a wide range of interventions to reach multiple audiences with the ultimate goal of focusing the education sector on learning outcomes and reading.
Speaking at the same event, director standards and curriculum Cecilia Sakala said children who were taught in the language that they understood would assimilate information better than those who were made to learn in a different language.
Ms Sakala said only 12 per cent of Zambians could read and write well in the official language English, hence, the need to introduce local languages for instruction at an early.


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