Sports Minister Moses Mawere
Sports Minister Moses Mawere

Government says it has revised the school curriculum were physical education will now be compulsory as a way of promoting sports in the country.

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Moses Mawere has disclosed that physical education will now be compulsory and examinable in the revised curriculum as part of the grassroots program in which Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Ministry of Sport and Ministry of Education aims at developing young talent from the school system.

In December last year, the three institutions had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting football at the lowest level for both boys and girls.

Mr. Mawere told media in an interview that the grassroots program is targeting all schools across the country where each school will be required to come up with sports facilities and at an appropriate time, FAZ will continue supporting them with football equipment.

He explained that his ministry through a programme called Community Sports Facilities which started in 2016, will be giving out sports kits in selected communities across the country using the provincial sports coordinators and parliamentarians.

And Mr. Mawere has pledged to address the accommodation challenges for FAZ officers who have been placed in different districts adding that, the officers will be accommodated under his ministry’s provincial offices.

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  1. Poor Zambians especially in Lusaka and rural areas get lots of exercise by walking and doing hard physical chores all the time. Tis the likes of Kambwili, Dorah and GBM that need physical education.

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  2. Does this minister know that all play grounds and sports fields for schools have churches on them?

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    • And houses too after turning them into plots. Tag of war RE Ministry, Lands Ministry and Sports Ministry with different interests and agendas same government!!!!
      Disaster!!!!

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  3. If government has failed to supply ICT equipment to schools despite its importance to the economy then what more the PE the minister is talking about. For the Minister PE is playing football only. Which country does that? God help us.

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  4. Physical education in Zambia means football and athletics. Why can’t we promote sports at community level only. Not everyone is going to be interested in physical education /school sports, because for one as much as it’s going to be examinable it won’t to used as criteria to get into any University. Let’s promote things that are going to make us competitive at regional level especially in STEM related programs. PE is only for the able bodied in Zambia, what about the disabled? Tiziganiza vintu vinangu.

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    • Ofcousrs those disable are exempted.Here the emphasis is to nurture talent and let it mature.However it must be comprehensive and include sports like Judo, Chess,Fencing etc and not just Football and Athletics.

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  5. If that’s the way you want to make a football team then forget. This is because learners will just be interested in passing the examinations only then go to colleges/ universities and do the courses of there choices. The best way is go in rural areas of the 10 provinces and identify those who have talent and have failed to go to school then train them.

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  6. You need to come out clearly. From what grade/level will this be cause learners in lower primary will not have developed the physical aspect required for the practical part of the subject.
    It’s high time you stopped overloading learners with your so called compulsory subjects. Identify talent and segment.

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  7. I cant believe this is true , especially that its rooted to football

    As far as i know its one of the most expensive non productive human activity in Zambia

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  8. Who abolished it because in the 70s and 80s physical education was part of the school curriculum no wonder our youth start drinking alcohol at an early age because they have no other activities to do a fit and health nation is a productive nation

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  9. Long overdue,in some countries like Russia,its compulosry up to third year in University and is examinable.However its not just confined to Football and Athletics.Let it be comprehensive so that students can choose sporting disciplines of their choice and not those imposed on them.

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