The Zambian education system was made to make you poor

Our Educational System was intended to deliver laborers and not Entreprenuers.

Do you wonder when you will utilize the information from your Geography exercises about Canada, its prairies and it’s Great Lakes?

Do you wonder exactly when you will utilize the main part of information on superfluous issues in courses you retained, learnt and passed?

What’s more, your great numeracy and proficiency abilities seem, by all accounts, to be of no more extensive use to the common sense of our day by day lives ?

For what reason would we say we are producing graduates year-in-year-out, prepared, gifted, and arranged for employments that scarcely exist in our economy?

Do you wonder why we have such a large number of taught, gifted youngsters who don’t have employments?

  1. Dont you wonder how our instruction framework is adulated abroad that it is quality and produces gifted staff…Our engineers, designers, therapeutic specialists, investors and bookkeepers are flourishing in Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada and the USA however some are for all intents and purposes jobless in our own economy?


We have a populace of around 9 million individuals qualified for work however just 1.3 million are utilized in the proper division.

As per Central Statistics Office 2017 Labor Force Survey, the working age populace (15 years or more established) was assessed at 9,056,840.

The work power populace was 3,398,294 and the adolescent work power accounted 1,886,645.

The utilized people represented 2,971,170.

The quantity of utilized people in the proper division was 1,357,186.

The casual and family areas utilized 922,476 and 691,508 people, individually.

The quantity of officially utilized people was 1,096,832 while that of casually utilized people was 1,874,337.

WHAT IS Happening?

Two things are at fault.

1. Our training framework intended to deliver laborers. (It likewise advances cushy occupations and criticizes hands on ones.)

2. Doesn’t deliver graduates that react to the present structure of our economy.


It’s known as a manufacturing plant training or production line schools.

This instruction framework as we probably am aware it is around 200 years of age.

Prior to that, formal instruction was generally held for the world class.

In any case, as industrialization in Europe changed the manner in which we work, it made the requirement for widespread tutoring.

“Manufacturing plant schools,” as they are presently called, started in mid nineteenth century in Prussia.

Just because, training was given by the state and learning was controlled.

Many understudies one after another were put in grades as per their age, and traveled through progressive evaluations as they aced the educational plan.

This adopted an industrialized strategy to instruction which made it unoriginal, yet effective, and institutionalized.

In any case, character improvement, inventiveness, development a, business enterprise is absent.

Our schools were intended to deliver the workforce required by nineteenth century processing plants.

The ideal item was laborers who might sit quietly at their seats throughout the day, carrying on indistinguishably, to deliver indistinguishable items, submitting to discipline on the off chance that they neglected to accomplish the imperative norms or imprints.

Joint effort and basic reasoning were exactly what the production line proprietors wished to dishearten.

To the extent pertinence and utility are concerned our schools instruct abilities that are excess to the data age as well as is counter-profitable..


Our economy is exceptionally casual with a thin base of formal business.

The casual economy with a wide casual segment of the economy, or dim economy is the piece of an economy that is neither saddled or hard to expense, measure and hard to monitore by government.

The casual economy is likewise the enhanced arrangement of monetary exercises, undertakings, employments, and laborers that are not managed or ensured. It has been extended to incorporate compensation work in unprotected employments.

In spite of the fact that the casual part makes up a huge segment of the economies in creating nations, it is frequently demonized as irksome or unmanageable.

You have presumably gotten notification from different specialists that the size of Zambia’s economy(GDP) is far greater than the $26.5billion.

Infact both the IMF and World Bank have since informed government to rebase the size concerning its economy to mirror the genuine exercises in the economy.

Yet, Zambia’s instruction educational plan produces graduates fit for an information economy and not the casual economy.

It is thus that our alumni can flourish anyplace in the Western World however be stuck in our economy.

An information economy then again is an economy legitimately dependent on generation, dissemination and usage of information and data as major empowering influences of development, riches creation and business.

Take for instance the instance of the Zambia Center for Accountancy Studies College(ZCAS).

Zambia had such a basic deficiency of qualified bookkeepers, investors and IT authorities that administration collaborating with the business and participating accomplices made the College in the ZCAS 1988 Act of Parliament.

Before that such high abilities must be acquired abroad.

ZCAS is a main and worldclass supplier of educational cost courses in Accountancy, Business and Information Technology programs in the Southern African area.

Right around 30 years after the fact, Zambia is most likely the main spot in Africa where you can discover an exceptionally qualified bookkeeper or investor unemployed…we have made an immersion.

These alumni seek after professions somewhere else or desert the lavishly acquired abilities and accomplish something different.


We have to coordinate the alumni to suit the present structure of our economy.

Presumably we need an engaged approach and in a general sense change our school educational plan and put more in specialized, professional and pioneering training, that advances development, makes graduates that will utilize themselves and utilize others…graduates with aptitudes to make occupations and riches.

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