The Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has asked government not rush in implementing Information Communication Technology ICT compulsory examinations in the country.
SESTUZ Secretary General Emmanuel Zulu told ZANIS in an interview today that the decision of compulsory ICT examinations will be disastrous as the country is not yet ready.
Mr. Zulu argued that most schools in Zambia do not have infrastructure and enough advanced equipment for the subject of ICT.
He further said teachers have to be trained for the programme so that pupils can to receive thorough education on the same subject.
He added that pupils in rural areas will not benefit because computers require electricity hence places without electricity cannot implement the ICT programme.
Mr. Zulu has however said the idea of introducing ICT in schools was a good one despite the fact that the decision to make it a compulsory was done in hasty.
He has since called on government to put in place all the equipment that will ensure that the programme was a success and of benefit to all the pupils.
The government decided to introduce ICT as a compulsory subject in all Zambian schools but this decision has brought controversial opinions.