Thursday, April 18, 2024

NAQUEZ calls for the inclusion of free education policy in the constitution


National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQUEZ Executive Director Aaron Chansa says the free education policy should be enshrined in the constitution and other parts of the legislature.

Mr Chansa revealed to ZANIS in Lusaka today that the policy is not secure because it is not in the constitution and it can be tempered with due to its existence.

He added that Education is a very important Human right and also a very critical public good which must be consumed by all citizens.

“Education is the best equalizer and key to success and all Zambians must be able to be availed with this public good”. He added.

He further stated that the Education policy must be enshrined in the constitution, national policy and also in the education act.

Mr Chansa mentioned that when the policy is legal the government will be compelled to give the service to the people.

“As it is the policy is not secure and reinforced, it is just a Presidential decree, it’s not in the constitution, it’s not in the national policy, it’s not the act and therefore it’s very vulnerable to abuse and it can also be scrubbed off anytime”. He explained.


  1. Out of the question. Policies should hv the flexibility of being tweaked as the situation demands instead of the inflexibility of a constitutional straight jacket.

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