CIDT is a member of the consortia – led by British Council – that supports the MoGE Zambia Education Sector Support Technical Assistance (ZESSTA) Facility. Recent developments have led to Zambia’s Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE) being reorganized and separated into two Ministries: the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).
CIDT staff visited Zambia for a two-week assignment at the end of October 2015 to support the Teacher Education and Specialized Services (TESS) in MoGE to produce a comprehensive costed plan for the National Train the Trainer programme to support curriculum roll-out.
The second focus of the engagement was to work collaboratively with the Director of Standards and Curriculum to produce a situation report on the current status of the costed options for curriculum implementation. It is encouraging to report that the first key activity to improve and enhance the implementation of the revised curriculum will be to design and develop a Teachers’ Curriculum Implementation Guide (TCIG).
The TCIG will be designed during a 10-day workshop from 16th November 2015 to 27th November 2015 and will be facilitated by an international curriculum specialist engaged by ZESSTA. Support and quality assurance will be provided by CIDT staff Lilla Oliver as the ZESSTA Core Adviser for Curriculum. In attendance will be 27 HQ MoGE staff from Early Childhood Education, CDC, Technical Vocational Education and Training & TESS as well as a representative from the Examinations Council Zambia (ECZ) and four practising / exemplary teachers from each type of school which is implementing the revised curriculum.
Watch this space for an update on the progress of this TCIG following CIDT’s next visit to Zambia in early December 2015.