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State pledges partnership with private schools

MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT has pledged to continue partnering with private schools that prioritise practical subjects such as biology, science, mathematics and computer studies.
Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Michael Kaingu said Government takes pleasure in encouraging learners to take keen interest in science and mathematics.
Dr Kaingu was speaking in a speech read on his behalf by the chief education officer, national science centre Samson Banda during the  annual science exhibition by Horizon Primary and Secondary in Lusaka yesterday.
“This exhibition is a true testimony of how science can be put into practice. The ministry is fully aware of the efforts that Horizon Primary and Secondary School is making in promoting the teaching of science and mathematics to our learners in school,” Dr Kaingu.
He said the exhibition will also help in promoting the new school curriculum being implemented by Government.
And Horizon principal Salih Gulhan said about 70 pupils have been given bursary at the school.
“We work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education to offer bursary to some of our pupils, intelligence is one of the criteria we use in putting children on bursary. We are following the Examination Council of Zambia school curriculum ranging from grade one to twelve. There are 300 pupils in our school,” Mr Gulhan said.
Mr Gulhan said the exhibition is a platform for children to showcase their learning abilities to parents and the general public.

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