Ngabwe women advised to learn reading and writing
Kabwe, Dec 11/14.ZANIS———Ngabwe District Commissioner, Melody Phiri, has challenged women in her district to embrace education and learn how to read.
Ms Phiri said countries which have developed have embraced education hence the introduction of the revised curriculum which promotes teaching and learning in the familiar language.
She said this during the launch of the Lets read Zambia Mobilization Campaign and the District Strategic Plan at Mumbachala Primary School.
“The government is striving hard to reduce high levels of illiteracy in regular and community schools,” she said.
The District Commissioner said the fight against illiteracy cannot be won without concerted efforts from cooperating partners working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education.
She urged the district education office to ensure that literacy levels are encouraged in all the schools within the district.
And Ngabwe District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Rodgers Chuulu, said the performance of pupils in the district has been the worst in the province hence the need to encourage reading amongst learners.
Mr Chuulu said improvement of the reading culture will help improve performance in schools for the learners.
Meanwhile, Ngabwe Council Chairman, Mevious Zwaoh, said the campaign is not meant for children only but everybody regardless of age and sex.
Mr Zwaoh encouraged elderly people to take the opportunity to improve their literacy levels which are the bases of development.