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ZCTU welcomes Government’s plan to recapitalize Zambia Education Publishing House

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Cosmas Mukuka ZCTU Secretary General
Cosmas Mukuka
ZCTU Secretary General

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has welcomed government plans of recapitalizing of the Zambia Education Publishing House.

ZCTU secretary general Cosmas Mukuka said in an interview just after the 2019 national budget Presentation today that revitalizing the publish house will enable the schools have enough text books at a very affordable price.

Mr. Mukuka said reviving the ailing institution and upgrading of primary schools into secondary, were among the great plans outlined by government towards 2019 development agenda.

He explained that once primary schools are upgraded they should have all the requirements such as laboratories and enough infrastructure.

Mr. Mukuka further urged government to help some trade schools revert to their core duties of research as others seem to have diverted from their duties.

During the budget presentation today, Minister of Finance Margarete Mwanakatwe disclosed that government has plans to revive the Zambia Education Publishing house and turn some primary schools into secondary.

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