The government has disclosed that it is currently undertaking curriculum reforms so as to ascertain what needs to be modified and changed in the next curriculum.
Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Joel Kamoko says the Ministry has started the curriculum evaluation with the view to examine whether or not the ‘AIMS and OUTCOMES’ of the curriculum have been met.
Mr Kamoko said this during the official opening of the Inception International Experts Meeting on Designing and Developing the UNESCO Curriculum Resource.
He highlighted that the evaluation of the curriculum will also include assessment of learners to ascertain their pass rate and levels of success.
“I am delighted to be part of this meeting especially that Zambia is undertaking its Curriculum Reform. We have started with the Curriculum evaluation and review to ascertain what worked, what did not work, what needs to be modified and changed for the next time the curriculum is run,” he said.
Mr Kamoko stressed that the curriculum resource pack to be developed will be used as an instrument for guiding the transformation of the teaching and learning in the country.
He has since thanked UNESCO for the support being rendered to government in developing the curriculum as it will go a long way in strengthening the capacity of learning institutions.
And speaking earlier, UNESCO Chair on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Overson Shumba said there is a need to build capacity for teachers.
Prof. Shumba noted that this will enable teachers to effectively implement what will be contained in the consolidated curriculum.
He further reviewed that the Copperbelt University is leading and conducting the development of the new curriculum.
Prof. Shumba said the curriculum will among other things seek to address challenges such as climate change and COVID-19 which has greatly affecting learners.