PARLIAMENT yesterday approved a motion that seeks to introduce a two-tier curriculum in the country’s education system to enable teaching of vocational and academic training to young learners.
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Presenting the report of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, chairperson, who is also Lubansenshi Member of Parliament (MP), George Mwamba (PF), said the relevance of the education system has been questioned since the current set-up does not respond to socio-economic challenges.
“It is tailored to equip learners towards seeking white-collar jobs instead of having entrepreneurial skills,” Mr Mwamba said.
Seconding the motion, Gwembe MP Attractor Chisangano (UPND) said teaching both systems is the way forward.
Ikeleng’e MP Elijah Muchima (UPND) said people with vocational skills actually perform better than university graduates.
Kafue MP Miriam Chonya (UPND) said the two-tier system gives opportunities to CLICK TO READ MORE