The annual National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) conference kicked off in Harare with about 3 000 primary heads across the country’s ten provinces in attendance.

School heads who are captains, drivers and managers of government programmes have been challenged to implement the new curriculum with vigour.

The sentiments were echoed by the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavima when he officially opened the four day conference.

The annual NAPH conference is a platform for primary heads to share new trends of the education system at the same time making a self introspection on the successes and achievements scored.

Mashonaland Central are this year’s hosts of the event.

This year’s conference is held by Mashonaland Central and is running under the theme, “Curriculum Implementation a Challenge to School Heads” which bestows the successes or failures of the new curriculum on the shoulders of heads of schools.

Mashonaland Central NAPH provincial chairperson, Mr George Nkonde said as a province they are thrilled to host such a bigger delegation of school heads as they deliberate on ways to successfully complement government’s efforts in implementing a new curriculum that is stem driven.

The annual conference will run up to Friday (tomorrow).