By Rosco Misika Lukubwe
The multi-fold situational developments such as the Educational and Training Sector Improvement Programme (ETSIP), Vision 2030, the National Standards and Performance Indicators for Schools, and the Grade 10 results prompted me to write this article.
The article focuses on quality in education by exploring various perceptions around what constitutes quality education. In an attempt to enhance the quality education perceptions, the article briefly explores the role of education in personal and economic development prior to the exploration of the perceived quality indicators.
The challenges to attaining quality education and the two main strategies to speed up the attainment of quality education will conclude the article. Since it is a bivariate approach employed in writing, this article implies that only two aspects are purposefully chosen to highlight and stresses key aspects critical to the realization of quality education.
The Role Of Education In Personal Development
The need to acquire education goes back to time immemorial. Before formal education, as it is termed today, children received education from their parents, aunts, uncles, siblings as well neighbours. This type of education is called informal education.
With the advent of formal education, there came a clear realization that a child’s physical growth should be accompanied with mental growth. The later growth would only be realized if the child would be taught many things around some form of organized subject knowledge in a way that will ensure the child’s survival in an ever dynamic and competitive world.
To be more succinct, formal education is aimed at enhancing and thus impacting on a person’s road to self-ǟ