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Parents Petition Parliament Over "Rushed, Ill-conceived" New Curriculum

Parents Petition Parliament Over

Parents and guardians under the Our Zimbabwe campaign have petitioned Parliament to have the new curriculum suspended, saying it is expensive and its implementation was rushed.

The new curriculum was introduced in 2015 by the then education minister Lazarus Dokora but was resisted by parents and teachers.

Parents have been opposed to the National Pledge, which has since been declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court, the Continuous Assessment Learning Activity (CALA), and projects.

Learners are asked to do many projects per term which are deemed too expensive. The petition, signed by over 10 000 parents, reads in part:

There was no adequate consultation with key stakeholders including teachers and parents.

The curriculum was rushed, it is important to consult key stakeholders before any policy is passed and for it to be meaningful and relevant.

The objectives of any curriculum cannot be achieved if it is not well planned and implemented.

While we agree with the fact that there is a need to modernise our education system in order to align it with global trends and modern technologies to enable our children to be fully participating members of the global community, this is not possible in our situation where we have obsolete education facilities and an unmotivated teaching fraternity.

Students, especially in rural communities, have no electricity, computers and internet access to meet most of the CALA requirements.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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20 Comments

Advocate 1ย month ago

hmm Calas must be dropped


Advocate 1ย month ago

hmm Calas must be dropped


PR ndlovu 1ย month ago

down with c a l a it's so demanding our children no longer enjoy schooling because of this c a l a


๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ 1ย month ago

๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—” ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—— ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.


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Bete 1ย month ago

They should have infrastructure first before the CALA thing.


Bete 1ย month ago

Minister even commented that there are no classrooms in some schools in rural areas they shelter in tobacco barns that were left by white farmers.


Zuze 1ย month ago

Pasipemuti Upper Primary School

CALA 1ย month ago

ndinodzidza pachikoro chematanda chinonzi Sagwari no zesa no cellphone network no etym vendor no shops near me vanodzidza pamaprivate schools panodzidza venyu like Dominican convent vanoita C.A.L.A here


63-63 1ย month ago

yes all parents say no to CALA


Chawabvunza 1ย month ago

Parents and Teachers must come in the open and say the truth that this curriculum is too involving and requires lots of resources which state of our economy can not sustain. And for teachers this carriculum does not give them time to visit their watering holes at their local townships to down one or two. [[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]].


Nono 1ย month ago

heard kuti cala constitute 18 % manje ne5 calas pasubject hazvibudi dai vakati 1 per subject.


Nomsa 1ย month ago

how can I get a U ndakaita cala


Naruto 1ย month ago

Amen

Nomsa 1ย month ago

Zimsec mine hutsinye kutishandisa cala irikushanda here .How can I get you ini ndakawana 25 % pacala explain how usashandise vana imi time ichipera you didn't not add cala pa exam of which ndiro riri kutora nguva yakareba kuvana budai pachena hatisi those ma**** manzwaka musatishandise imi nguva yarebesa muchitishandisa


teacher 1ย month ago

Its like a blind man leading a blind man. The learners are just told to go and get assistance from the parents who in turn do not know anything about this CALA.


Kanda 1ย month ago

pakanzi music subject apa๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถkuti uve Macheso zvakuda 5 o levels


Kanda 1ย month ago

C.A.L.A yenyu iyo isubject here ndongonzwa vana vachiri ndrikuita C.A.L.A Gore rino nekutsvaira Mumba will be a subject


jokonia Mtambi 1ย month ago

mateacher acho mazhinji haatogoni kushandisa macomputer acho imi moti vadzidzise vana.Hapana chinobuda apa.


Mdara Bonzo 1ย month ago

Tangai matarisa zviri muzvikoro most rural schools don't have electricity saka tangai madeveloper marural schools first zvitange zvafambirana nezviriko mazuvaano


Gogodera 1ย month ago

Kana vana vatoneta pfugwa nemakala akwandisa kungotitorera mari mwana wacho ouya ne u


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