Govt. calls interpretation of local language policy in schools

Zambian local Languages
Zambian local Languages

Government has called for commitment in the interpretation of its education policies for the general public’s understanding and appreciation.


Southern Province Education officer Stephen Chishiko says that head teachers especially should play a frontal role interpreting  various education policies set by government.


He said this was because head teachers were the custodian of government policies hence the need for them to interpret them effectively for the benefit of the communities their schools serve.


The provincial education officer was speaking when he met school head teachers from government and private school in Monze district, today.


Mr. Chishiko said the general public was still blank on the new government policy to use seven local languages in schools as languages of instruction in schools from grades one to four.


He said was the reason for head teachers to play a pivotal role in interpreting the policy.


Government recently introduced the use of local languages from preschool to grade four in an effort to improve reading levels in the country.


But this has not been well received in sections of society.


Meanwhile Mr. Stephen Chishiko has disclosed that two primary schools in Monze district have been upgraded to secondary level institutions.


 He said the Government has upgraded Manungu and Keemba primary schools to secondary schools and added that government will improve the infrastructure in the upgraded schools and send degree and diploma holders to teacher in from there.