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Scrapping Automatic Progression to 7th grade Will Improve Education

The government’s move to end the automatic progression at grade seven, according to Education Permanent Secretary JOE KAMOKO, is intended to raise the standard of education.

Leaving behind children who are unable to read and write will help ensure that capacity is built in other skills that the learners may be strong in, according to Mr. KAMOKO.

He claims that students who lack academic aptitude would be encouraged to consider vocational training, where they are likely to get sponsorship through the Constituency Development Fund’s youth empowerment program.

According to Mr. KAMOKO, the government has understood that the previous ways had made it difficult for instructors to educate because some students couldn’t read or write.

In a separate interview with ZNBC News, Executive Director of National Action for Quality Education in Zambia AARON CHANSA stated that the abolishment will aid instructors in providing high-quality instruction.

Mr. Chansa has also encouraged the government to develop a comprehensive plan that will assist individuals who are unable to acquire skills.

The government’s decision to eliminate the automatic progression of grade seven students to grade eight has been praised by several teachers unions.

This action, according to Victor MUYUMBA, president of the National Union of Public & Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ), will help raise the caliber of graduates in the nation.

The development, according to SITIBEKISO WAMUYUWA, General Secretary of the Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ), will increase the country’s secondary school pass rate.

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