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Education curriculum review consultations start next week

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PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazurus Dokora has said the nationwide consultative process for review of the national curriculum is set to start next week.

TATENDA CHITAGU
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Dokora, who is roundly accused of reversing the gains made in the education sector by his predecessor David Coltart during the coalition government era, said this in an interview in Masvingo on Monday.

“Next week we will be getting the nation’s input into the curriculum. Stakeholders need to express what they expect into the curriculum. We will be having a nationwide consultation process,” Dokora said without elaborating.

He refused to disclose how the process would be rolled out saying “we will tell you when the time comes”.

He, however, hinted that agricultural studies would be mainstreamed into the new educational curriculum.

Dokora has been blasted by parents, school authorities and teachers for coming up with controversial policies which analysts say derailed the progress that had been made in the education sector.

Chief among the policies are the scrapping of teacher incentives and banning of holiday lessons and suing of parents by schools over failure to pay fees.

Meanwhile, schools around the country officially re–opened for the third term yesterday with no reports of increments in school fees and levies, it has been established. This follows a government directive issued last term compelling schools to submit audited financial statements from the previous term and a schools development plan as well as application letters.

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