Teachers’ condition of service and transformation of the education sector will dominate discussions when teachers meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a one-day indaba scheduled for the 18 of July in Harare.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and teachers from different provinces of the country are looking forward to a productive indaba with the President where issues affecting the education sector will be discussed.
Addressing over 1000 delegates during the closing ceremony of the just concluded 2018 National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH) conference, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Olivia Utete-Masango said organisers have stepped up preparations for the indaba.
“Issues to do with schools infrastructure will be on the agenda. We are also looking at ICTs in line with the new curriculum,” she said.
Meanwhile, Dr Utete-Masango confirmed that the forensic audit of the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is being finalised with findings from the exercise set to determine the appropriate action to be taken as the government seeks to restore credibility of the examination systems.
The ZIMSEC management was sent on forced leave early this year to pave way for an uninterrupted audit.
Zimbabwe is in the process of transforming the education system in line with the government’s goal of ensuring a knowledge driven economy.