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Conference to overhaul Zambia’s education sector has been convened

LUSAKA ––Zambian authorities have organized a conference aimed at reviewing the country’s education sector.

The conference was opened Tuesday with Vice-president Inonge Wina promising that the government was committed to improving the education standards in the country.

Under the theme “Improving the Quality of Zambia’s Education Sector: The Education We Want,” the three-day conference attracted experts in the education sector to brainstorm on the country’s education system.

The vice-president said the government was committed to ensuring that its records improvement in the education sector as it was vital for the development of the country’s human capacity.

She said this could only be done by enhancing the formal and informal education systems in the country.

The conference, she said, should critically analyze the current education system in the country and come up with ways of improving it so that it contributes to the country’s social, economic development.

She said the government is already doing something to improve the educational standards in the country by improving the quality of infrastructure and the introduction of student loans in public universities.

The Minister of General Education, David Mabumba, said the country’s education sector has evolved over the years intending to improve the quality and in providing education for all.

The minister added that the conference would explore ways and mechanisms to improve the quality and access to education further.

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