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Senator Calls For Funding Of ECD Infrastructure

Senator Calls For Funding Of ECD Infrastructure

ZANU PF Senator for Manicaland Province Dorothy Mabika says the government should prioritise the construction of school infrastructure and recruitment of teachers for early childhood development (ECD), reported NewsDay.

Speaking in the Senate on Wednesday, Mabika said that the education sector was facing several challenges, among them a shortage of teachers.

Her motion was seconded by ZANU PF Senator for Mashonaland Central, Eleven Kambizi. Said Mabika:

The architecture of our education system is a 2-7-4-2-structure, meaning two years of ECD, seven years of primary education, four years of secondary education, and two years of higher secondary education.

The 92% literacy rate that we boast of is built on this structure. However, the latest population census has shown a significant increase in population, which, therefore, points to a requirement to increase school infrastructure and all the associated resources.

As of March 2017, the sector had 427 800 learners taught by 4 000 teachers, with 5 800 more teachers required. Only 21.6% of those aged 36 to 59 months were attending the ECD programme.

It was also identified that there is a need to build the capacity of existing educational officials to provide a sound grounding in ECD philosophy, approaches and methods.

Mabika urged the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to prioritise the funding of ECD teaching. She said:

To achieve or correct all of the above, one thing is very critical — funding.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education needs to protect and emphasise its development plan to satisfy the ECD requirements.

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development must be encouraged to place a high priority on the development of ECD infrastructure and its associated requirements.

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16 Comments

on looker 07 1 month ago

muzvina mari achisweropa machief motar each and each every five years.


vote for ED 1 month ago

on looker hazviite here kuti dai waisa mvura mumutoriro uyo orega kunyeperwa ne CCC vakunwisa mutoriro dzoka kuvanhu Ku zanu pf

on target 06 1 month ago

vote for ED panyepwaa ndepapiko ipapa enda unoona mota inofamba neve education provincial level then compare ne inofamba nachief.lets just call a spade aspade nt kuvanda nechigunwe these guys don't prioritise education. other than vote buying..

vote ED 1 month ago

aikaka kana musina ED pavictory hakuna nyika ndakuyambirai kakawanda munoita seSomalia ED iglue rinobatanidza nekusimbisa nyika mukasazvinzwa yaparara nyika


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Tang ku 1 month ago

Ed haana kusvika grade 7 uzvizive izvozvo


Vaye vaye 1 month ago

Zimbabweans are literate but not very intelligent


tinTin 1 month ago

...but not intelligent.

1 month ago

True

Tintin 1 month ago

Morocco4ED...sekudyiwa kwayakitwa neFrance...same same next year elections


ZEC 1 month ago

we are the electoral body with the mandate to conduct and supervise elections

1 month ago

France 🇫🇷 will win

soccer fanatic 1 month ago

even our yesterday's defeat iz not for the Africans bt goes tu the Arab world

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walking spirit 1 month ago

next year mateacher akaenda america


tr 1 month ago

America is not UK ,recent development was UK need trs asap from February 2023

Looter 1 month ago

Kutsvaga nzira dzekuba nadzo nhai vasikana zvamakajaira tsvimborume kubvisa mwana wemwana madziwa huda Mai *******



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