Opposition party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have called for the resignation of Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora saying that he is harming Zimbabwe’s education system. The PDP criticized Dokora for trying to force a new “unrealistic resource heavy curriculum in an economically distressed country.”
The New Education Curriculum has received criticism from many quarters with educators complaining that they were not consulted. Others have also dismissed the new curriculum, saying it was not feasible at this moment due to lack of adequate resources while teachers have complained that they are yet to be trained for the new curriculum.
PDP Spokesperson Jacob Mafume said
We note with concern that more than a month has elapsed since schools opened but teachers, parents and pupils are still unsure of what to do
No solution seems to be on the cards but instead, the Minister and his team seem to believe the dust shall settle with time.
He has created a messy around Teachers incentives, compulsory education Diplomas, relief teachers and holiday lessons among other issues since his appointment
…Dokora has failed in absolute terms and must just resign together with his fellow Zanu PF cronies; in a cabinet of tired recycled ministers, Dokora has just but proved to be the worst.
The PDP is advocating for keeping the old curriculum in place until the government has enough resources to overhaul the education system.
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