Govt. calls for partnership in education provision
Chinsali June 17, 2014,ZANIS — Government has called for partnership with parents and guardians in the provisions of education service in the country.
Muchinga Province Minister colonel Gerry Chanda says parents, guardians and other stakeholders need to partner with government to develop the education sector.
Col. Chanda said one on the ways parents and guardians could do this is to refrain from vices that hinder children from achieving their goals.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Muchinga province Deputy Permanent Secretary Davy Chanda during the commemoration of the day of an African Child yesterday.
This was part of the celebration Day of the African child under the theme : “ Zambia at 50 towards a child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all.”
Colonel Chanda said Government has continued showing support to the Education sector through the introduction of early childhood Education in Government Schools and parents should support this by taking their young children to school.
The Provincial Minister said Government has started the review of the Education Curriculum to include sexual reproductive health as a way of addressing especially teenage pregnancies which have taken a toll on the Nation.
And speaking during the same event children representative Joyness Mulenga appealed to the Government to extend free Education to grade 12 because not every child is accessing secondary education due to financial constraints by their parents.
Mulenga said if Government does this it will help children achieve one of the rights of the African Child which is the right to Education.
The Children representative also appealed to the Government to look into the plight of the girl Child who has always been a victim to vices such as defilement, Rape, Child labour and early marriages.