The Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) has saluted the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education for successfully launching the long awaited revised education curriculum.
ZOCS Executive Director Harriet Miyato said the newly launched curriculum will improve the education system in the country.
Ms. Miyato said the phased out education curriculum did not accommodate life skills for learners to enable pupils survive once they fail to continue with their academic education.
She explained that the current curriculum will empower learners with skills to survive on after falling out of the education system.
Ms. Miyato said it was gratifying that the new curriculum places emphases on early childhood education.
She further said the new curriculum empowers community schools to capture children from a tender age of seven years.
And commenting on the use of local languages as a medium of instruction at primary school level, Ms. Miyato said the move was welcome as it will help to explore the potential of the children through the use of local languages.
She explained that the use of local languages from grade one to four has been long overdue adding that it will greatly contribute to the relevance of education in Zambia.
Meanwhile, Ms. Miyato has implored players in the education sector to support the new education revised curriculum in a bid to achieve the desired objectives.
She also urged government to support the curriculum by training more teachers in early childhood education and putting up infrastructure.