Learning outcomes for Zambia are low - more than 80% of children are unable to read and write at the end of their first year of learning and the country has one of the highest pupil-teacher ratios in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST) programme, run by The Open University and World Vision with Scottish Government funds, has been set up to improve quality of teaching and learning experiences for children in primary schools in Zambia’s Central Province. It will create and implement a scalable, sustainable school-based teacher development programme.
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