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Zimbabwe Introduces Changes to Continuous Assessment Learning Activities (CALA) and Unveils Heritage-Based Education Framework


In a significant development, the Continuous Assessment Learning Activities (CALA) have been swiftly replaced with new school-based projects focusing on practical applications. The revision, effective immediately, streamlines the non-examination process, reducing the number of areas covered from approximately eight to one for each subject.

Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister, Dr. Jenfan Muswere, announced the change during a press briefing following this week’s Cabinet meeting in Harare. He highlighted that Cabinet had received and approved the Heritage-Based Education 2024-2030, signifying a comprehensive shift in the education system.

Under the updated framework, primary school learners will now engage in a maximum of six learning areas, a notable departure from the previous minimum of 27. Similarly, Form 1 to 4 learners will be required to focus on five compulsory learning areas. This strategic restructuring aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the learning experience for students across various educational levels.

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Minister Muswere emphasized that the move aligns with the Second Republic’s commitment to leaving no one and no place behind. The government is dedicated to ensuring the provision of conducive teaching and learning infrastructure, with a particular focus on rural areas, small-scale and commercial farming regions, as well as old and new resettlement areas.

The Heritage-Based Education 2024-2030 framework represents a concerted effort to create an inclusive and dynamic educational environment. By streamlining learning areas and prioritizing essential subjects, the government aims to foster a more focused and impactful education system that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.


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