New curriculum sensitised, accepted in Namwala

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—-Namwala District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Patrick Muma, says that his office has managed to sensitize teachers on the new curriculum which requires usage of local language from Grade 1 to Grade 4 and so far it is being implemented.

Mr Muma revealed this yesterday at a meeting for heads of departments organised by Namwala District Commissioner’s office.

The DEBS also said the feeding program for pupils, which is under the World Food Program in conjunction with Ministry of Education, has managed to help pupil attendance in rural schools of the district where it is being implemented.

He said the exercise has really helped pupils to attend classes because vulnerable children are now encouraged to go to school as they know they will eat something as well as learn.

Mr Muma also disclosed the district has a short fall of 26 teachers.

The DEBS also disclosed that Niko and Girls’ Technical and Namwala Primary schools have finally opened and have started operating.

Meanwhile, Namwala District Community Medical Officer, Davy Kaile, has thanked government for employing a lot of nurses in the district.

Dr Kaile, who was speaking at the same meeting, said the district managed to open two health posts last year, namely Itapa and Moomba.

He said completion of Phase Two hospital was done last year which is a plus to the district in provision of quality health care.

However, Dr Kaile noted that the hospital has no accommodation for staff and this is a major challenge for the incoming human resource.