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Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary- Administration, Noriana Muneku, says although Zambia has made huge positive steps in the educational sector, there is still much to learn from the experiences of other countries.
Ms Muneku says the gains scored in areas such as free education, teacher recruitment, early childhood learning and school feeding programme, need to be scaled, up by learning how other countries are executing similar progressive programmes.
The Permanent Secretary was speaking in Lusaka today when visiting Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) leadership led by Executive Secretary, Albert Nsengiyumva paid a courtesy call on her at the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Lusaka.
Mr. Nsengiyumva and his delegation is in the country for the ADEA conference starting tomorrow, 31st October to 1st November in Lusaka.
“There is no doubt that Zambia as a country has made a lot of positive steps in the educational sector, but we still have to learn from other countries because as you know, no country is an island. We need to share ideas.” Ms. Muneku said.
She said the hosting of the ADEA conference in Zambia is welcome as it gives an opportunity to Zambia to learn from other countries and also share its experiences.
And Mr. Nsengiyumva, said the ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum (HLPDF) on Foundational Learning will take stock of the progress made in foundational learning in Africa.
He said the forum is also about sharing experiences so that Africa moves in unison in transforming the education sector on the continent.
Mr. Nsengiyumva experienced gratitude to Zambia for agreeing to host the ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum.
He said 9 Ministers from African countries are expected to attend the forum with over 10 countries represented at various government levels.
The annual high-level policy dialogue forum is a continental cross-country knowledge exchange mechanism organized by ADEA and supported by African governments and education stakeholders.
It showcases, shares, and discusses comprehensive and innovative programs aimed at developing Africa’s education and learning system.
This year’s edition that starts tomorrow at Lusaka’s TAJ Pamodzi Hotel will focus on three main objectives which are to share the best practices for developing long-term national strategies for foundational learning and discuss policy-level experiences aimed at improving teaching for foundational learning.
The last one is to extract long- and short-term policy lessons about teacher recruitment strategies, what works and what needs improvement. #moecommunications.