Education ministry vows to fix public schools

Makwinja has vowed to change the status of public schools
Makwinja has vowed to change the status of public schools

Despite the Education Ministry having over the years proven to be too big and more complex to handle, Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Nnaniki Makwinja has vowed to change the status of public schools.

For years the country’s education system has been faced with a litany challenges inside and outside the classroom something that the government has been struggling to resolve. Most schools are dilapidated and faced with shortage of classrooms, books and furniture for both teachers and learners.

Teachers are haunted by a shortage of accommodation, something that had forced them to share accommodation. This has over the years challenged the government to dig deeper into its overstretched financial resources to attend to the crisis as it is believed to be behind the lower examinations results especially at junior and senior secondary schools.

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