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GOVERNMENT says the revised education curriculum is aimed at enhancing the reading and writing culture in children. Minister of Education, Early Childhood and Vocational Training, John Phiri said the revised education curriculum will improve education standards in the country.

Speaking during the launch of the revised education curriculum in Lusaka yesterday, Dr Phiri said the new curriculum is meant to promote root learning and easy memorising for school-going children. “Poor reading and writing culture is one of the biggest challenges school-going children face, so I, therefore, hope that this new curriculum will enhance the reading and writing skills of our children,” said Dr Phiri. He said pupils from grade one to four will be taught in local languages in all primary subjects.

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united nationsZambia's latest United Nations human development report has urged significantly greater investment in the higher education sector. It recommends that decision-making be decentralised and universities be allowed to charge economic fees, among other actions.

A leap in human resource capacity investments, especially at the local level, was needed to ensure that skilled personnel with adequate means could overcome the 'last mile challenge'.

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