Chipata district commissioner
Kalunga Zulu says early childhood education is key to aiding the development
of the country.
Mr Zulu stated that with new technologies being improved frequently there is
need for children to access education at a tender age.
He was speaking when a team from Zambia National Education Coalition
(ZANEC) paid a courtesy call on him in Chipata this morning.
The DC stated that there is need for children to interact at a tender
age if they are to live a meaningful life in the world of technology.
Mr Kalunga stated that the government policy on early childhood
education will enable all children to be in school at
an early age.
He stated that currently private schools who engage in early
childhood education in Chipata district charge exorbitant fees thereby denying children from
accessing education at an early age.
“it should not be a privilege for a child to go to school at a tender
age as it is one of the basic rights, my office will support this
noble cause of educating parents on the need to take their children to
school early so that they live productive lives because the
foundation is key,” he added.
And ZATEC member Henry Kabwe stated that his organization is in the
region to carryout sensitization on the importance of parents and
guardians to take their children to school at an early stage in line
with the PF manifesto.
Mr Kabwe noted that once parents send their children to centres
created by government, children’s careers will be identified at a
early age thereby contributing to the national development of the
country positively once they grow up.
The team will visit Vubwi, Chadiza, Katete, Nyimba and Petauke
districts to sensitize parents on the need to support government
policy on early childhood by sending their children to school.