A Kaoma secondary school science teacher has implored government to introduce agriculture science in all secondary schools and be a compulsory subject to all pupils for diversification of the economy to be a reality.
Mr Lameck Kaluba said that since government is promoting the diversification of the economy from mining to agriculture, education can be used as agent of change.
He said it is only through education that many people can learn as the country has abundant natural resources.
Mr Kaluba said if education which is a medium of change is fully utilized, Zambia can become a hub and a food basket for Africa adding that this can be a reality if the education sector is fully used as an agent of change in the diversification process.
He said for agriculture to thrive, the government should invest heavily in agricultural technology to effectively contribute to the growth of the economy.
Mr Kaluba said since schools are at the grass root levels of the many communities government should strengthen agricultural science to be taught in all Schools.