Mat’land schools ready to im­ple­ment new cur­ricu­lum

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Cool News -

THE new ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum is set to come into ef­fect, with schools in the Mata­bele­land re­gion say­ing they are ready for the changes.

In sep­a­rate in­ter­views yes­ter­day, Bu­l­awayo, Mata­bele­land North and Mata­bele­land South Provin­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Di­rec­tors ( PEDs) said they were ready to teach pupils us­ing the new cur­ricu­lum.

Bu­l­awayo Met­ro­pol­i­tan prov­ince PED Mr Dan Moyo said noth­ing was go­ing to pre­vent them from im­ple­ment­ing the new cur­ricu­lum.

“We re­ceived syl­labi for all de­part­ments and the only set­back we may have is par­ents fail­ing to pay fees on time.

“Our Grade Zero and Form One pupils even man­aged to get places in var­i­ous schools and we’re ready for ev­ery­thing.”

Mr Moyo said al­though Bu­l­awayo was in need of teach­ers to fill some places, his of­fice was go­ing to es­tab­lish the ex­act num­ber of teach­ers needed when schools open.

Mrs Boithath­elo Mn­guni, the PED for Mata­bele­land North Prov­ince, said they were ready but had some va­can­cies.

She said the new cur­ricu­lum was all about re­fo­cus­ing and think­ing dif­fer­ently about how tra­di­tional sub­jects are taught.

“For ex­am­ple, when teach­ing English Lan­guage, we now want to en­sure that pupils also de­velop their po­etry and the­atre arts skills which they will use even af­ter school to make a liv­ing.

“The new way of teach­ing re­quires train­ing so that teach­ers teach the gen­eral sub­jects fo­cus­ing on how the same could be use­ful in sus­tain­ing the child,” Mrs Mn­guni said. - Chron­i­cle.

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