Mnangagwa Dumps Dokora’s New Curriculum

Mnangagwa Dumps Dokora’s New Curriculum

Source: Mnangagwa Dumps Dokora’s New Curriculum | ZimEye

By Langton Ncube|Government has reversed its decision to maintain the New education Curriculum which was initiated and implemented by the former Primary and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora.

Paul Mavima, the newly appointed Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, told a local commercial and state owned radio station Capitalk FM Radio, that they were dumping the New Curriculum.

Mavima who had earlier said Dokora’s baby was there to stay, however, said the New Curriculum was going to be reviewed after listening to the concerns of parents, teachers and other stakeholders.

“The New Curriculum gets reviewed, but it stays. We have started reviewing it already and listening to concerns,” said Mavima.

The Minister admitted that there were teething problems which need to be addressed. He also said that the tasks which are assigned to students have to be reviewed to ensure that they were realistic and that they made learning fun for the students without overburdening them.

The minister also said that his ministry was working on fixing infrastructure at primary and secondary schools to ensure that rural schools, in particular, had adequate infrastructure to meet the minimum requirements.

Addressing a question from a listener on whether it was wise to implement a new curriculum without first capacitating rural schools, some of which do not have classroom blocks or furniture, Mavima said that resources will never be enough.

The minister said that if the ministry was to wait for adequate resources, nothing would ever get done.

He also said that the government was working on a proposal to ensure that the schools were going to become economic units which contribute to the national coffers. He said that this would happen if schools are able to do water retention projects which will then be used to facilitate horticulture projects

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    Red Dog 4 years ago

    Thank goodness

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    spiralx 4 years ago

    This is so typically ZANU.

    First Dokora is kept on. Then he isn’t. But the curriculum, we are told, will stay. Now it isn’t.

    So they get to where they should have been in the first place. Why the face-saving waste of time, and all the obscurity, though?

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    Stuart Svosve 4 years ago

    Is it official that this nonsense of a curriculum implemented by Lazarus Dokora is over because my child cannot do 16 subjects requiring 16 projects and 16 task that just inhuman….We thank you Paul Mavima and his excellence for banning this unhumanly act of Dokora

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    da-vigro 4 years ago

    the new curriculum is just the worst idea there. although it tries to lighten up education for the kids it is actually doing the opposite of its purpose. for instance take a pupil doing 13 subjects, that means he has to have 13 projects, and 13 ×5 tasks , at the end of the day the child is failing to balance all that load , the obvious case is a decline in the education sactor of the country. to me its actually good news if new curriculum has been. recalled

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    lydia 4 years ago

    task are de worst thing it will lead to decline in the education sector !!!! dank for removing them #so happy for dat