The Herald (Zimbabwe)

Mat’land schools ready to implement new curriculum


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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