Government is implementing a raft of measures to improve the quality of education that children in Zimbabwe are getting.
Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube revealed this during the presentation of the national budget last Thursday.
He said vehicles would be issued to schools’ inspectors to help ease their duties.
“Monitoring and evaluation of schools will be strengthened to ensure quality education outcomes in all institutions and this will be complemented by the provision of supervision vehicles at a total allocation of $220 million.
Government will also prioritise the teacher on the job re-training in order to meet the requirements of the new competence-based curriculum and introduction of teaching and learning of all 16 languages at schools,”
In total, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education was allocated $55,2 billion. Meanwhile, Prof Ncube revealed that the education sector has this year received US$8,9 million from various development partners with projected disbursements for next year pegged at US$27,7 million.
“The disbursed resources include US$3.9 million from the United Kingdom through the Zimbabwe Girls Secondary Education Project, which provides support for marginalised girls and boys in the country’s selected districts. The sector is also benefitting from a grant amounting to US$7 million issued by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to address the impact of Covid-19 on education, out of which US$1 million was disbursed during the period under review,” said the Minister.