Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has commended Ministry of Education for its planned transfer of all primary schools in Zambia to the Local Authorities.
In an interview with Ama FM Radio, Mr. Kabika Kakunta said the move will contribute positively to the education sector in Zambia.
Mr. Kakunta who also echoed similar sentiments with the National Action for Quality Education (NAQEZ) Executive Director Aaron Chansa suggesting that almost all Local Authorities in Zambia are overwhelmed with huge administrative and financial constraints.
And he, however, said Government’s planned devolution includes the transfer of the Ministry of Education Schools to city councils.
“I would like to recommend this process of devolution and primary schools be transferred to local councils because the local councils are the ones dealing with land issues, therefore it will be easy for schools to own land”
“The only worrying thing is about labour and how ready is our local government to handle the exercise since they already have their own challenges and also how adequate is the human resources Kakunta said.
Government recently announced that it may grant City Councils exclusive rights to manage Educational facilities across the country.