The President Cde Robert Mugabe has commended Zimbabwean society and the education sector for not giving the girlchild the chance to excel in education.

The President was speaking at the 3rd Education Conference and Expo in Harare yesterday where school and college heads gathered to further deliberate on the new education curriculum which has been designed to mould entreprenureurs and employment creators.

President Mugabe noted that where as in the past families prioritised boys to be educated, society has changed and is striving to ensure that both girls and boys are educated.

Government has also made it a policy that the girl child is not left behind in the new era of science and technology by ensuring that they are given the opportunity to undertake STEM subjects.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education revealed that Zimbabwe has attained gender parity at primary school level.