This edition is issued during a time when Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) finalised two important documents, namely, the School Financing Policy and Education Management Information System (EMIS) Statistics report for 2020. The School Financing Policy that seeks to determine the level of financial support considered to be adequate for learners in different school contexts and at different levels of the school system to meet established educational standards. The policy determines progressive milestones in realising the 2013 Constitutional and Education Amendment Act 2020 provisions to fulfil compulsory state funded basic education commencing with first nine years by 2025. Through this policy, issues of transparency, accountability, allocative efficiency, equity, and sustainability will be addressed. The policy is a result of ZINECDA’s and other organisations’ advocacy work calling upon the Government of Zimbabwe and Governments in the region to increase domestic financing for education to achieve the progressive realization of every child getting an education to attain SDG4 and SDG4.2 targets.
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