Education Conference for Zambia’s Education Sector on this week

Zambia students, Photo: Zambia Media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Zambia is set to hold its inaugural Education Conference this week set to be co-hosted by Ministries of General and Higher Education under the theme “improving the quality of Zambia’s Education”.

Set to run from 15th to 18th January 2018 at Mulungushi Conference Centre, the first ever Education Conference is aimed at transforming the education sector in the country.

The Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo told media that government wants to transform the education sector in order to empower youths with skills development.

“The transformation agenda calls for a multi-sectorial approach from both government and managements of higher institutions of learning,” said Prof Luo.

Prof Luo further underscored that the conference will be a good platform for the general citizenry and education authorities to concretize ideas on education transformation.

The Minister of General Education, David Mabumba noted that conference is set to establish alternative financing modes to the education sector in Zambia.

“250 participants will host the education conference from various sectors and countries such United Kingdom and Malaysia among others,” he said.

Over the years, Zambia has been going through different national development cycles in a quest to attain its vision of being a middle income country by 2030.

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