The administration is committed to ensuring that the ideal teacher to student ratio is attained, according to PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema.
President Hichilema said in a speech at the Transforming Education Summit Leaders Dialogue held in New York on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly that his administration recently hired over 30,000 teachers in recognition of the crucial role that government plays in the development of human capital and sustainable development.
According to the President, the initiative aims to strengthen foundational learning, teaching and learning quality, life and social skills, education for sustainable development, and skills for a changing workplace.
“Our government is implementing other interventions to make the schools inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy. This includes the keeping girls in school programme, the school feeding programme, the expansion of bursary support schemes to all tertiary institutions and the free education policy,” he said. “This interventions have resulted in many children coming back into school,” he said.
In order to better satisfy the educational needs of Zambian students, the government, according to HH, was dedicated to putting into practice the establishment of a new education policy and conducting a thorough evaluation of the entire curriculum.
Providing free universal education from early infancy through secondary school and building additional schools to improve the teaching and learning environment for all students, according to him, are two strategies targeted at reducing learning poverty.
The Head of State stressed that the interventions must be put into place quickly and efficiently to enhance learning for everyone and help people acquire the skills they need for the rest of their lives.
This information may be found in a statement made by Namatama Njekwa, the first secretary for press and public relations of the permanent mission of the Republic of Zambia to the UN.