The ministry of education has distributed 1500 bicycles to school girls to help them stay in school in Zambia.
Education Minister Douglas Siakalima flagged off the distribution of 1500 bicycles for the implementation of Case Management System (CMS) to Keep Girls in School (KGS) project.
According to Education Minister Siakalima, the distributed bicycles will enhance the outreach activities to ease the mobility of the affiliate teachers to be able to reach out girls who are at the risk of dropping out of school.
The Education Minister added that the follow-up are essential for individualized intervention for in-school girls who are at the risk of dropping out of school.
Mr Siakalima indicated that those girls out of school should also be enrolled into the programme.
Speaking during the flagging off exercise in Lusaka, Education Minister Douglas Siakalima reiterated the government’s commitment towards the advancement of inclusive education.
According to Siakalima, the distribution of bicycles programme will cover all schools set in Keep Girls in School (KGS) project in provinces of Eastern, Western, Southern, North-Western, Muchinga, Copperbelt and Luapula Provinces.