According to bank documents, the original project object was to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics and science in targeted primary and secondary schools and to increase equitable access to secondary education.
The current proposed project objective for the ZEEP AF is to improve the quality of teaching and learning conditions in targeted primary and secondary schools and to increase access to secondary education focusing on girls.
The project has four components:
Subcomponent 1.1: Enhancing teaching competencies (A total of US$36 million with ZEEP US$12 million and AF US$22 million). The objective of this subcomponent is to improve the quality of teaching by enhancing primary and junior secondary school teacher competences, both in subject and pedagogical content knowledge, in language arts, mathematics, and science, and in formative assessments. Special attention will be given to gender-sensitive pedagogical approaches and strengthening girls’ learning and educational attainment.
Subcomponent 1.3: Improving teacher recruitment, deployment, and management and reducing teacher shortages in targeted primary and secondary schools (AF US$10 million). This is a new subcomponent introduced under the AF.
Component 3: Enhancing institutional capacity for implementation of safe school program (AF US$10 million). This is a new component aimed at enhancing institutional capacity to implement a safe school program that would ensure safe and inclusive learning environments for girls and boys and protect them from violence at school, including SRGBV. The objective is to strengthen the institutional mechanisms within the school and the community to prevent and address issues of violence namely SRGBV, protecting girls from sexual abuse and exploitation, and equipping schools with knowledge and information on ensuring child safety and effectively responding to violence against children. Activities proposed in this component are part of a comprehensive package of interventions supported by the ZEEP AF to ensure safe schools in Zambia, as outlined in box 1, which focuses on five key interventions areas associated with ensuring the provision of safe schools.
Subcomponent 4.1: Strengthening institutional capacity for education service delivery. This subcomponent will build on gains achieved through ZEEP by supporting several additional activities.
Senior Education Specialist
Senior Education Specialist
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Mukuli Chikuba
Ministry of General Education
Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba
Permanent Secretary - Education Services
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