LINDA NYONDO, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT says it is willing to partner with organisations which have effective teaching methodologies to improve the quality of education in schools.
Speaking at the official opening of a one day review workshop by Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCs), Ministry of General Education representative Peter Kasaji said the new teaching methodologies like interactive learning will enhance performance of pupils in schools.
“We have been supporting the interactive teaching methodology being implemented by ROCs in community schools in nine districts.
The pilot project has been successful and we are confident that the project will benefit many more children from community schools in Zambia,’’ he said.
Mr Kasaji said the interactive learning methodology is good because it supplements Government’s efforts to improve teaching skills.
He said the implementation of the project has brought more interaction between teachers and pupils in schools.
Mr Kasaji said pupils, where the project has been implemented, are able to participate fully in class as well as be attentive.
“Although teachers from community schools are the ones who were initially trained in interactive teaching methodologies, teachers from public schools have also benefited and are implementing it,’’ Mr Kasaji said.
He said the interactive teaching course has helped teachers to be effective in their service delivery.
And speaking earlier, ROCs board chairperson Samuel Sakala said ROCs has been able to implement the interactive teaching methodology with financial support from the Rodger Federer Foundation.
“The aim of the interactive methodology is to help learners and teachers improve their interaction. The interactive methodology has been successful in all the districts where it was initially implemented,’’ he said.
Mr Sakala said the interactive teaching methodology will benefit many children, especially those from vulnerable communities in rural areas.
He said the interactive teaching methodology is being implemented in community schools.