Review of the Christian Council of Zambia School Programme supported by Norwegian Church Aid
CCZ has been involved in the education sector as far back as the pre-colonial period. Education scholars and historians have noted that formal education in Zambia was introduced and established by Early Christian Missionaries whose original and overall objective was to develop a small cadre of literate Africans who could help with evangelization and conversion of the local Africans to Christianity.The Education programmes then centered on provision of literacy skills, Christian values and hygiene. Various curricula was provided by various Christian Missions. The overall objective of the Early Christian Education was designed to win over converts. As a result, the different Christian Missionary Societies competed for new converts by establishing schools. Provision of Education thus became ameans of or a strategy for winning over new converts to the different Christian denominations. In consequence, there was no common curriculum and standards expected of the graduates of the early Christian Missionary Education.