The disability movement in Zambia spearheaded by Disability Rights Watch (DRW) has been among other pertinent issues advocating for the revision of the National Policy on Education (Educating Our Future Policy), the Curriculum Development Framework, administration and marking of examination for children with disabilities especially those with hearing and visual impairments. This is in line with international human rights instruments to which Zambia is a signatory and some national laws and policies.
On the International level, the UN General Assembly to which Zambia is a member adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 13th December, 2006. Zambia went ahead and signed the convention in May 2008 and ratified it in February 2010. The Disability Policy was equally put in place in 2015 which acts as a workplan for the implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act No 6 of 2012. The National Policy on Disability of 2015 provides for increased access to appropriate formal and non-formal education and skills training including life-long learning by putting in place an INCLUSIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM at all levels. This is equally the position in the National Policy on Education (Education our future). The Persons With Disabilities Act # 6 of 2012 equally highlights of free and compulsory primary, Secondary and Higher Education; Inclusive quality education; Reasonable accommodation; Consideration of additional needs. Click on download to read more.