African NewsZambia News

UN Applauds Education Reforms in Zambia

The administration has received recognition from the UN for its strong commitment to and the constructive reforms being implemented in the field of education.

The abolition of school fees, an increase in the number of teachers, and retaining vulnerable students, particularly adolescent girls, in school are some of the prominent good improvements, according to UN Resident Coordinator BEATRICE MUTALI.

As stated in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023–2027, Ms. Mutali adds that the UN will prioritize supporting education in Zambia.

She was addressing during the consultation session for the Transforming Education Summit, which was called by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and will take place in September during the 77th UN General Assembly.

Zambia is in a good position to make the most of the Summit to highlight its progressive reform program and join the international community in recommitting financial resources to the education sector, according to Ms. Mutali.

In addition, she stated that it is an immense honor for the UN to assist the government in transforming the educational system in order to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal No. 4, which aims to guarantee inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030.

Ms. Mutali stated that while collective action and capacity are being mobilized, it is necessary to strengthen both political and public commitment.

The meeting, according to Education Minister DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA, is an opportunity to reconsider the goals, subjects, and modalities of instruction.

Mr. SYAKALIMA stated that urgent action must be taken to alter course and that achieving the aim of education is not insurmountable.

He said that President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA would receive the outcomes of the two-day consultative conference and propose them as a national perspective at the summit on transforming education.

Back to top button