Education for All: Increasing Access to Education for Girls in Zambia

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2002-07
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PCF2 // Education is a basic human right that should be made available to all people regardless of race, class, religion and gender. The World Education For All Conference which was held in Jomtien in 1990 member cou7ntries and funding agencies made commitment to Education For All through a framework of Action and set targets for reaching the set targets. Zambia participated actively at this World Forum. This paper discusses how Zambia has attempted to offer education for all to its citizens especially girls who have always lagged behind the development. It discusses how the Programme of the Advancement of Girls Education (PAGE) has been implemented as a way of increasing access and equity to girls. It also provides other strategies for increasing access to education for girls in the country through the involvement of community schools and through the introduction of interactive radio programmes for out-of school children. The paper further argues that all these efforts may not be enough to bring girls in the forefront of the education arena. There is need for more government involvement in ensuring that all children, especially girls have access to education in Zambia. // Following Zambia’s participation at the World Conference on Education For All in 1990, a National Conference on Education For All was held in March 1991 to prepare strategies and set goals for Education For All the next ten years. The National Conference set targets on the sex major themes of Education For All. //

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