The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in collaboration with line ministries and stakeholders are conducting a two day community outreach programme in Hatcliffe suburb Harare to enhance inclusivity in education for disadvantaged children.
Government is concerned about school drop outs and non-attendance of school by children living with disabilities and is calling for educational inclusivity.
In an interview with ZBC News during the northern central district community outreach in Hatcliffe, acting schools inspector for northern district Harare Province Mr Charles Mhondiwa said it is prudent to allow disadvantaged children to have access to education and reduce the number of school dropouts.
“The number of children who are not going to school is getting bigger and these children should be supported,” he said.
Some parents cited shortage of schools and exorbitant school fees as some of the major challenges they face.
Representative of Hatcliffe residents Mr Philip Manyanye said parents need to be educated on the importance of education.
Issues such as drug abuse, traffic safety and HIV and AIDS were also discussed at the community outreach programme.