Govt calls on teachers to support new curriculum

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—–Education Deputy Minister, Patrick Ngoma has called on teachers to commit themselves to the implementation of the new curriculum introduced by his ministry.

Mr Ngoma said teachers should embrace and support the new curriculum in order for it to be a success story, adding that it is something that will help children in future.

He said teachers should also take a leading role in explaining the new curriculum to parents and other stakeholders of what the intentions of government are.

Mr Ngoma was speaking in Solwezi yesterday when he addressed teachers at Kishela, Kabulobe and Kimasala primary schools.

Meanwhile, Mr Ngoma has expressed disappointment with the low enrolment of girls at Kishela primary school which has only 40 girls out of the total number of 210 pupils.

Mr Ngoma said if communities are to be civilized and see meaningful development there is need to have more girls in school.

He said the Patriotic Front government wants to see more girls attending school and, therefore, implored teachers at the school to find time to mingle with parents in order to explain the importance of educating the girl child.

Mr Ngoma is in the province for a four day tour of rural schools in order to acquaint himself with the challenges that the schools are facing.