International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Deconstructing quality education in public secondary schools through the lenses of teachers in Lusaka district, Zambia


Rachael Simwatachela-Simui, Francis Simui, Fabian Kakana, Peter C Manchishi

In this study we deconstructed quality education in three public secondary schools through the lenses of 15 teachers in Lusaka District of Zambia. The study applied a qualitative research paradigm with a Narrative design to engage participants through a series of interviews and Focused Group Discussions. The findings of the study revealed fourteen factors that contributed to poor quality education among which were inadequate Teaching-learning materials, negative pupil attitude to schooling, heavy workloads and poor working conditions. Thus, for quality education to be provided to the children in public secondary schools, investment was needed in enhancement of Continuous Professional Development, quality school buildings and improvement of water and electricity access to schools. Furthermore, there was need for an improved teacher pay, supply of adequate and qualified teachers, supply of adequate teaching and learning materials, and provision of adequate grants to secondary schools among others.
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Rachael Simwatachela-Simui, Francis Simui, Fabian Kakana, Peter C Manchishi. Deconstructing quality education in public secondary schools through the lenses of teachers in Lusaka district, Zambia. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 103-112
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