How free is free Education? The Cost of Education on Lusaka
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This policy brief from Jesuit Centre for theological Reflection (JCTR)serves to present the results of a recent study of Lusaka parents, teachers and headmasters about the cost, accessibility and quality of education in Zambia. this study resulted from may alarming stories from poor Lusaka household about the myth of free education in Zambia, with so many hidden costs maintaining it's unaffordable nature. And therefore, in may ways this report serves as an independent evaluation of the implementation of free education in Zambia. Though the finding of this study focus mainly on primary schools in one city, Lusaka, the insight of parents provide a glimpse of the prevailing situation across the nation, across all types and levels of schools.
CitationPetrauskis, C & Nkunika, S.(2006). How free is free education? the cost of education in Zambia. Lusaka. Zambia; Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR).
JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION
The study looks at the cost that are incurred in the process of education in the primary part of zambia's education and the many hidden costs in them that are not seen at first glance since education in primary schools has been said to be free.
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