The new education curriculum that was adopted last year has entered into its second phase of implementation and it is now encompassing all pupils from early childhood development (ECD) up to Grade 4 and all students at secondary level.

Following the adoption of the new education curriculum in 2017 aimed at achieving competency based education, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has announced the opening of schools today will herald the implementation of the second phase of the new curriculum.

Students are expected to write their first exams in 2021.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango said the first phase was successfully implemented and the ministry is carrying out a formative evaluation to further strengthen the rolling out of the curriculum’s implementation.

Meanwhile, a local civil organisation has challenged government to release a circular that directs public primary schools to enroll vulnerable children as some of them cannot afford schools fees.

Government has since pronounced it is working towards achieving inclusive education and no child should be sent back home due to non payment of fees while at the same time encouraging parents to fulfill their payment plan obligations.