Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Falling education standards worry Western Province Chiefs


Traditional leaders in Mongu district have expressed concern over the falling standards of education in the region.

Speaking at the awareness meeting organized by Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) in Mongu today, Induna Kutoma said some Induna’s have not been actively involved in the running of schools in their areas.

He cited the recent malpractices that characterised grades nine and 12 examinations this year as some of the issues contributing to the falling standards of education in the country.

Induna Kutoma said all key stakeholders need to be actively involved if examination malpractices were to be halted in the nation.

He commended ZANEC for organising such an important meeting for traditional leaders, civic leaders and community members in the area.

And Kambule Ward Development Committee (WDC) vice secretary Maila Kabanda said government alone could not improve the standards of education.

Mr. Kabanda said it was therefore incumbent upon all community leaders to advise where necessary.

Earlier, ZANEC Focal Point person Martin Inambao said tradition leaders were custodians of wisdom hence their involvement in the management of schools was critical to the development of the country.

Mr. Inambao said ZANEC was there to provide better understanding between teachers and learners.


  1. These education standards have fallen all over the country in the past 20 years. The minister of education should resign. Exam leaks are the order of the day. Our President doesnt think we have a crisis and thats where the problem lies

  2. There is no system in place, no ministry to try to make things work, poor qualified teachers, poor learning institutions, poor everything.

  3. How do these uneducated villagers measure education standards? I am baffled! The Indunas want to participate in examinations?

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