THE number of girls missing their examinations is a matter of great concern to the country, says Forum for Women and Educationalist in Zambia (FAWEZA) country coordinator Agness Chipanuka.
Ms Chipanuka said women and girls were still being robbed of their rights to participation and education in Zambia.
“ Therefore the need for new policies that will make educational standards personal and accountable with children in schools especially the girls is badly needed,” she said.
She said despite an increase in the number of candidates that sat for examinations in 2014 (by 4.7 per cent) compared to those in 2013, it was not enough development.
She said it would be hard with such a poor record in the education sector to report on the MDGs this year.
And Ms Chipanuka said there was a large number of girls out of school today for various reasons.
Meanwhile Ms Chipanuka has called on the Ministry of Education to implement policies for education personnel to thoroughly monitor the development of pupils in schools.
“We are appealing to Government to implement policies that will ensure that there were personnel in the education sector such as teachers to monitor children in the country’s education system,’’ she said.
Ms Shipanuka said that because of lack of teachers requirement to impose learning on pupils a lot of them dropped out of school while others skipped examinations.
There was need for Zambians to play their part in education by helping Government to come up with sound policies that will contribute to the development of the education system in the country.