KWEKWE — The National Association of Secondary School Heads (Nash) research unit is complementing government efforts in developing a new education curriculum in line with the 1999 Nziramasanga Commission.
Nash Research Unit head and Chinhoyi High School headmaster Dr Sevious Mutopa said they met recently to discuss, among other issues, challenges faced by teachers especially in the face of a low pass rate across the country.
Mutopa said the 1999 Nziramasanga Commission of Inquiry proposed, among other things, the adoption of the four pathways of education namely academic, business, technology and vocational, hence they were eager to see through the process.
He added there was need to adopt and promote the four pathways of curricula proposed in the Presidential commission of inquiry.
Formed last year, Mutopa said, the research unit was primarily aimed at kick-starting the revamping of the education curriculum in line with the Nziramasanga findings on education.
“We want to complement current efforts by Ministry of Primary and Secondary education research and curriculum development unit in gathering empirical data on curriculum and policy issues,” Mutopa said.
“We will also engage heads and teachers at provincial, district, zonal and cluster levels in active research initiatives and to inform the parent ministry on current challenges encountered in the Teaching and Learning of pupils with the view of improving quality delivery of service by educators.”
The move by Nash comes at a time the Primary and Secondary Education ministry has begun the process of revamping the education system by calling the public to attend curriculum review meetings at schools across the country.