CAMFED to train 290 teachers in Muchinga Province
Shiwang`andu, September 11, 2014 ZANIS—Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in partnership with Escuela Vueva of Colombia is expected to train 290 teachers in Muchinga
Province on new teaching methodology aimed at improving learning standards and performance among primary scholars.
Mansa Senior Principal Coordinator for CAMFED Benjamin Chama said the teachers to be trained will be drawn from Shiwang`andu, Mpika and Chinsali Districts.
Mr Chama said that after a base-line survey it was discovered that the performance of children in Grades one to seven was not impressing especially in rural areas hence the training of teachers.
Mr Chama said CAMFED in partnership with Escuela Vueva was working hand in hand with government to improve the performance of scholars with a starting target of Grade five classes.
Mr Chama said this yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Shiwang`andu District Commissioner Moses Katebe at his office.
The Senior Principal Coordinator said two Schools namely Mulanga and
Chibesakunda Primary in Shiwang`andu District have been selected as models where the programme will be implemented first.
And speaking earlier, Escuela Nueva Facilitator Pineda Alejandral who a teacher by profession said the programme will help promote active participation among pupils owing to the teaching aid that will be used.
Ms Alejandral said the programme has worked in 20 countries including Colombia itself, adding that in Colombia the programme started in 1970s and it is still working effectively.
She said the programme is a three year project, saying within this period teachers will be in-charge of observing the performance of pupils after the use of new teaching methodology.
Meanwhile, Shiwang`andu District Commissioner Moses Katebe said he is
impressed with the program and hoped that it will help promote effective performance among Primary scholars.