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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Challenges in the implementation of free education policy in Zambia: A case of 4 Primary schools in Mandevu compound of Lusaka district


Author(s): Lufeyo Chitondo, Stanley Kalasa and Lemy Chinyundo

Abstract: Education determines and improves one’s knowledge, skills, develops personality and attitude thus is essential in helping to grow and develop the society. Therefore, the study aimed at assessing the challenges of Government policy of free Primary education. The study employed a mixed paradigm and descriptive survey design that sampled four primary schools, Head teachers, teachers, PTA executive members, parents and Education standard officers. Data was obtained from respondents by means of interviews, questionnaires and classroom observation schedules. Frequency, percentages, tables, graphs and pie-charts were used to analyze the quantitative and qualitative data obtained. Data was then analyzed by the use of software MS Access and MS Excel. The findings revealed high enrolments in primary schools which had brought about a number of challenges such as inadequate educational supplies, low staffing levels, inadequate classrooms and desks. Further, the study recommended that the Ministry of education should evaluate the practicality and sustainability of the free primary education in all primary schools.

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Lufeyo Chitondo, Stanley Kalasa, Lemy Chinyundo. Challenges in the implementation of free education policy in Zambia: A case of 4 Primary schools in Mandevu compound of Lusaka district. Int J Literacy Educ 2022;2(2):91-100.
International Journal of Literacy and Education