Isoka, January 27, ZANIS—–Government has employed 100 pre-school teachers in Muchinga province to enhance early Child learning programme.
Minister of Education, Vocation Training and Early Child Education John Phiri said this yesterday at Kapilionga secondary in Isoka district in Muchinga province.
Dr Phiri said that the Ministry of Education has embarked on serious transformation program by introducing the new school curriculum.
He said the PF government has created 1000 jobs for pre-school teachers this year alone country wide who are on government pay role which clearly interprets that the PF government is working.
Dr Phiri explained that for Muchinga province alone 100 teaching staff have been added to teach early learners.
He pointed out that the pre-school teachers will spend 60 percent of the time with children playing and 40 percent academic work which would break through to literacy later.
Dr Phiri said children are great scientists who discover a lot of things on their own while using vernaculars language that is why the government has introduce local languages in schools.
He cited children making wire cars, kits and plastic home-made balls locally known as Chimpombwa.
And one of the newly employed pre- school teachers at Mwenya early learning centre, Linda Siame has praised the government for introducing the early learning program.
“As in my case I was trained in 2002 but I could not get the job until when this government came into power,” revealed Mrs Siame.
The Minister of Education together with his deputy, Professor Nevelyn Wilombe are in Muchinga province explaining to teachers on how the new curriculum is going to work in schools.