Curriculum review in education sector

By Nicolas Nhede

HARARE – The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education conducted consultations on Curriculum Review in all the country’s 10 provinces on the 28th of November, 263Chat has learnt from a report released by Minister Lazarous Dokora this week.

All Primary and Secondary Schools in the country congregated at various venues for the meetings in which stakeholders discussed contents of the new Zimbabwe Curriculum Blue Print 2015 – 2022.

“I exhort all our people not to miss this opportunity to help shape the destiny of our children and that of our nation from cluster to national level,” said Dokora.

In an interview with 263Chat, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Patrick Zumbo confirmed the development.

He said the meetings are meant to bring in new ideas to upgrade the current curriculums so that it is drafted in line with ZimAsset.

He said the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education realized the need to review the curriculum as it is failing to produce competent students who would contribute towards the growth of the crumbling economy which is in need of technically equipped school graduates.

The current curriculum which was drafted in 1999 is outdated and as such needs to be upgraded such that practical subjects are included, reiterated Zumbo.

The review of the curriculum comes at a time when some Secondary Schools in the country had already started engaging in introducing more practical subjects to both Advanced and Ordinary level with a bid to equip students with technical skills which they would make use of in order to earn a living when they leave school, 263chat has discovered.

Dewure Secondary School Headmaster Mahwehwe confirmed that his school had started constructing a Metalwork Workshop and will introduce practical subjects which include Technical Graphics, Baking, Holticulture and Woodwork to 2015 A-level students. This was disclosed at a prize giving ceremony held at the school recently.

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