Govt focuses on quality education
Lukulu, October 7, 2014, ZANIS — Government says it is focusing on improving quality education delivery at all levels in order to attain sustainable economic development.
Mitete District Administrative Officer Evance Kawilila says government has been focusing on increasing access to primary education hence winning the praise of the 2011 United Nations education for all Summit for attaining 100 percent enrolment at primary school.
Speaking yesterday at the cooperative grounds during the commemoration of teachers’ day for Lukulu and Mitete districts, Mr. Kawilila attributed the positive progress of the nation’s economy to teachers despite challenges faced in the education sector.
Mr. Kawilila said the Ministry of Education was speeding up the construction of universities, trades training institutes and secondary schools around the country in order to enhance access to quality education.
He pointed out that the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in schools was being addressed through the construction works at Robert Makasa University of Science and Mathematics.
He also took advantage of the Teacher’s Day to point out the role the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has on the health of its human resources since teachers have a direct contact with the learners.
“My Ministry is one of the few that has successfully implemented a sustainable HIV and AIDS workplace policy. Qualified and healthy teachers are an integral part of an efficient education delivery system”, he said
Meanwhile, Lukulu District Education Board Secretary Allan Mukata reminded teachers about the importance of their profession.
Mr. Mukata said that in as much as it was their day, the teachers should be aware that they play a vital role in shaping the future generation through teaching and their personal behaviour.
The celebration was characterized by various entertainments and a football game between teachers and Lukulu Madalas club where teachers emerged winners after scoring 3 goals to 2.
This year’s Teachers’ Day was being commemorated under the theme: "Unite for quality education, better education for a better world".