ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) has urged teachers to embrace Government’s new school curriculum review ahead of its launch next year.
Speaking during an annual general meeting held in Harare recently, ZIMTA president Mr Richard Gundane said teachers were supposed to ensure the smooth implementation of the new curriculum.
“Our role is to monitor and alert authorities and ZIMTA leaders on the discrepancies we might note. ZIMTA encourages all its members to take active roles in the development around the curriculum review. Be part of the drivers, movers and shakers of the agenda,” he said.
Mr Gundane said they were awaiting implementation of the new curriculum.
“We are in full support of the curriculum because it is going to be relevant, inclusive and focused on coming up with a product to develop the country.
“We hope the Government has adequate resources particularly in practicals,” said Mr Gundane.
He said ZIMTA intended to open a training centre next month concentrating on agriculture, peace education, para-legal training, bricklaying and moulding.
“We hope to open a new training centre and a programme will soon be available on how and when the courses shall run.
“ Students outside ZIMTA will pay fees, and ZIMTA members should benefit from this as a matter of right,” Mr Gundane said.
The new curriculum paves way for major changes in primary and secondary education in line with new trends.