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Parents to give input on curriculum

Story by Peter Chivhima

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is set to embark on a curriculum review consultation exercise which will incorporate all stakeholders, including parents.

The consultations, which will be held on the 23rd and 24th of this month, come at the end of the seven-year cycle of the Competence Based Curriculum Framework.

Information gathered is expected to inform the next curriculum framework which is expected to run from 2023 to 2030.

The Competence Based Curriculum Framework review process is carried out on a seven-year cycle to improve the education system considering emerging national and global socio-economic trends.

In an interview with ZBC News, Director Communication and Advocacy in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Mr Taungana Ndoro said it’s all systems go for the commencement of the review process.

“The Competency Based Curriculum has managed to create a platform that the learners are competent enough in terms of skills. We have many success stories of the competency-based curriculum for instance if you take a look at Glen View 7 Home Industry, it’s the result of the competency-based curriculum,” he said.

“We have also received some complaints from parents in regards to the continuous assessment learning activity with parents saying it is giving a lot of pressure on learners.”

Mr Ndoro also revealed that the Ministry will accept views from the public, while explaining the objective of the review process.

“As the ministry, we are going to accept the views of the general public because that’s democracy. We have our teams going in all provinces hearing views from the public and our expectations are that the process will be smooth. The process is open for everyone so that we hear that contributions,” he added.

The review process will give stakeholders an opportunity to express their views and contribute transformation of the country’s education.

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