Educore Services in Zambia
Educore Services in Zambia was created through a partnership with First Quantum Minerals to develop schools in North Western Province. Educore has founded six schools in the province offering education to children from nursery up to grade 12 as well as a teachers training college. These are Educore Teachers Academy, Trident College Solwezi, Trident Preparatory School Solwezi, Trident Preparatory School Kalumbila, Sentinel School Kabitaka, Sentinel School Kalumbila and Frontier School Nkisu.
Educore shared services in Solwezi, Zambia
- Three school groups and a college
- Founders of Zambia's first fully practice-based teacher college
- Dedicated to provide excellent learning opportunities and experiences
Established in 2013, Educore shared services has set-up six schools in the North-Western Province, from Nursery to grade 12 as well as a teachers training college. The school groups include:
This is a premium group offering international schooling based on the best independent school traditions. With world class facilities and beautiful surroundings, the Trident Prep schools and College provide a holistic and rounded education based on the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level curriculum. Trident Schools:
- Trident College Solwezi
- Trident Preparatory School Solwezi
- Trident Preparatory School Kalumbila
This group provides international standard schooling from Early Years to Grade 11 through the IGCSE and IPC curricula. Education in the Sentinel schools is designed to reflect their pride in Zambian tradition and history. Sentinel schools:
- Sentinel School Kabitaka
- Sentinel School Kalumbila
These schools provide excellent, low cost education based on the Zambian national curriculum to local communities. The focus of these schools is interactive ICT and effective literacy and numeracy teaching. Frontier schols:
- Frontier School Nkisu
The Educore Teacher’s Academy is Zambia’s first fully practice-based training programme. It offers Diplomas in Primary and Secondary teaching, either through a three year qualification programme for school leavers, or through a one year graduate fast-track programme.
Educore Teacher’s Academy in Solwezi, Zambia
- First fully practice-based training programme in Zambia
- Quality teaching diplomas and qualification upgrades
- Trainees offered employment upon completion of their programme
This is the first fully practice-based training programme in the country offering quality teaching diplomas and qualification upgrades at a number of levels. Educore Teacher’s Academy focuses on improving educational attainment in schools, reducing the ‘brain drain’ of talent out of the Zambia and creating a result based active learning methodology. At present, this academy provides training for two qualifications that include a post graduate diploma in teaching and learning, and a primary teacher’s diploma.
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning – participants must have gained a degree in either a maths or science related discipline in order to qualify. The duration of the training is 1 year followed by a year employed as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
Primary Teachers Diploma – participants must be in possession of a quality grade 12 certificate with at least a merit in English, Maths and Science. The duration of the programme is 2 years.
The aims in teacher training are threefold:
- To improve educational attainment in schools
- To reduce the ‘brain drain’ of Zambian talent out of the country
- To engender an outcome based active learning methodology
Trainees are provided with mentors and guidance materials to help them engage in learning about teaching through experience in the classroom. Attendance at weekly pedagogy lectures is compulsory and assessment is through continuous assessment. Each year a new cohort of new trainees are recruited in August to begin their training in the following January.