The 2012 National Assessment Survey Results at primary School level have revealed that learning achievement levels have remained low over a period of 13 years.
Speaking during the launch of the Results in Lusaka today, Education Minister, Dr. John Phiri, says only thirty percent of Zambian learners are meeting the minimum levels of achievement in reading in English, Mathematics and Life skills.
Dr. Phiri says this is the reason why Grade nine pupils have continued to perform poorly.
He has since pledged government’s continued support to the education sector so that reading skills are improved among primary school going children.
Dr Phiri says the Patriotic Front (PF) government will correct this by allocating more resources to the education sector in the 2014 National Budget.
And Dr. Phiri has noted the need for Teacher Training Institutions to be provided with modern learning materials so that they teach pupils what is current.
He says government will continue to work to hard by recruiting more teachers and continue to improve the schools infrastructure throughout the country.