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IMG 5166Africa is ushering into an era that most observers and pundits are predicting will determine its destiny as the continent of the future. But to fulfill this promised bright future, the continent has to come to terms with its education and training systems that are yet to fully shed the weight of its colonial legacy and its own tribulations as a relatively new political and economic entity and player in the world arena.

 

In the bid to create a new African citizen who will be an effective change agent for the continent’s sustainable development as envisioned by the AU and its 2063 Agenda, the African Union Commission has developed a comprehensive ten-year Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25). 

 

This strategy is driven by the desire to set up a “qualitative system of education and training to provide the African continent with efficient human resources adapted to African core values and therefore capable of achieving the vision and ambitions of the African Union. Read more: CESA 16-25

 

The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-12-14 12:11:00 by the Jane Mubanga Chinkusu of Zambia in responding to the AU Survey of Member States response to the Reopening of Educational Institutions during COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.

 

Country  Zambia
Ministry Jane Mubanga Chinkusu
Education level handled by the Ministry Tertiary Education, TVET
What estimated percentage of Preschool have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Primary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Secondary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Universities have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
What estimated percentage of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
Challenges which have been faced in the reopening of educational institutions for in-person learning

Logistical requirements, Financial burden, Getting back on track with the school curriculum, Getting students back to school, Other (to be specified);

Learning space to achieve social distancing
Internet infrastructure and connectivity
Online learning for rural students has proved to be a challenge
Carry out the assessments on learner uptake has been a challenge

Is there a system to trace, treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions? {Is there a system to trace treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 when schools are reopened:value}
Description of the system for tracing, treating and containing the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions. There are National Guidelines under the Ministry of Heath. All institutions have been following these guidelines.
There is continuous monitoring of body temperatures. When high temperature is confirmed the person is treated as a suspect and they have to be isolated and a sample is taken for COVID-19 testing. If it is confirmed that person starts treatment and contact tracing starts and every one of them is tested for COVID-19
Has there been an increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? {Has there been an adjustment in the national budget for education as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic:value}
Please indicate the extent of increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education budget as a result of COVID-19? Increase by 10-29 percent, Decrease by 10-29 percent
Has there been an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed? No
Summary of the findings of the assessment of impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed
Adjustments that have been made in operations of educational institutions upon reopening

Regular handwashing by students and teachers, Reduced number of students per classroom, Shorter time spent in educational institutions, Students and teachers wear masks, Suspension of field events and excursions, Regular disinfection of frequently touched areas in educational institutions (at least once a day);

 

If you are interested in contacting the Ministry for further information, please contect This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that any secondary use of this data is not allowed without seeking express permission of the African Union Commission.

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