National Action for Quality Education in Zambia( NAQEZ) Executive Director Aaron Chansa happy to see the launch of an education channel on both DStv and Gotv
PRESS STATEMENT-THURSDAY 18th JUNE, 2020
*NAQEZ HAILS LAUNCH OF* *EDUCATION* *CHANNEL ON DSTV* *AND GOTV*
AS National Action for Quality Education in Zambia( NAQEZ) ,we are happy to see the launch of an education channel on both DStv and Gotv.
This is elating news for both learners in examination and non -examination classes in Zambia.
This single gesture by the Ministry of General Education Will without doubt increase the number of school going children benefiting from electronic learning.
As we salute the Minister,Ministry of General Education and coorperating partners for making this feat possible,we submit that more alternative modes of learning must still be commenced.
ZICTA statistics are showing that more than 60 % Zambians have no access to Television.
This clearly means that more than half of pupils in Zambia are alienated from these TV educational lessons.
In our view as NAQEZ, discriminating against some learners, especially those in rural schools, offends the national spirit contained in the 7th National Development Plan; not leaving anyone behind.
To allow everyone to access education,more especially during this time of the Covid 19,we insist that the Ministry introduces lessons on Community Radio Stations.
We also think that self- instructional materials should be taken to remote areas where both Radio and TV cannot reach.
Failure to launch lessons on various Community Radio stations and distribute learning materials will mean abandoning majority learners in rural areas of our country. They too deserve serious governmental attention.
Issued by :
Aaron Chansa NAQEZ