[ZAMBIA] GOVERNMENT will soon extend the free education initiative to secondary schools in line with the Patriotic Front (PF) manifesto, Vice-President Guy Scott has said.
Dr Scott said Government was determined to provide free secondary school education as was the case at primary level. Speaking when he addressed a rally in Mpongwe, the Vice-President said it would be pointless if the citizens offered free primary school education failed to access secondary school education because of high fees.
“We are working towards giving free education even in secondary schools. Secondary education should be free so that all citizens, regardless of their social standing in society, can access free but quality education,” he said.
[PAKISTAN] … around 50 government girls’ primary schools have been shut down in Peshawar, mostly in Matani, Badhber, Urmar, Garhi Atta Mohmmad and Adezai areas, due to unavailability of teachers, while many boys and girls primary schools faced shortage of teaching staff.
Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, a co-convenor of the High Level Panel on Education, released a report this week calling for the establishment of an independent global fund for education, to raise the $16 billion needed each year to reach the goal of universal primary education by 2015.