A competency based curriculum with the aim of producing learners with problem solving and self management capacities is key to developing the country.

The sentiments came out at a new curriculum symposium held in the capital this Thursday (today).

As part of efforts to address the call by stakeholders in the education sector to review the new curriculum given some noticeable loopholes, government has been carrying out consultations with stakeholders.

Responding to issues highlighted by the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavima said government’s thrust in the new curriculum is to equip school children with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for life after school and become innovative.

The PTUZ delivered the challenges faced by teachers in the implementation of the new curriculum to the government major among them that there are too many compulsory subjects and tasks and projects for senior students which require urgent revisiting for those sitting for exams this year.