THE Texila American University has launched a free online exam preparatory platform, to help prepare students for Examination of Zambia (ECZ) senior secondary school final examinations.
The University in partnership with the Ministry of General Education established the platform which is targeted at 12 internal and General Certificate of Education (GCE) candidates and will offer English, Mathematics and Science.
University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Vijayakumar Rajarathinam said that the institution’s goal was to help increase the country’s STEM scores for all students in the country and quality education.
“The Texila Academy platform underlines our commitment to the promotion of quality education in Zambia,” he said.
Dr Rajarathinam said young people have an asset that should be valued in schools across the country as the platform can expand and improve the education quality by the use of computers.
And Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba said the launch of the platform was timely, in view of the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Kalumba urged senior secondary learners preparing to sit for ECZ exams to take advantage of the Texila Academy platform.
He commended Texila University for the free platform which will an opportunity to search for solutions and approaches to use in delivering education to the country amidst COVID-19.
“We are in the new Normal of the COVID-19 pandemic response period which has given us an opportunity to search for solutions and approaches to use in delivering Education to the nation amidst the pandemic.
“You will note that the ministry has a huge population of diverse learners which entails that one pedagogical system may not suit all learners as their learning environments differ.
“Your support to our educational commitments cannot be achieved by the Ministry alone but through concerted efforts,” Dr Kalumba reiterated.