A good proportion of Academy graduates since 2014 are still working at Educore schools and some are now in leadership positions. Other Educore Academy graduates have moved from one Educore school to another for career progression or more attractive salaries or returned to Educore schools after several years at other international schools. Some graduates have gone on to work in other top schools in Zambia. There is generally an excellent retention rate in the education sector for our graduates.
Fred applied to the Educore Academy in 2015 as an excellent Engineering graduate. He had also applied for a competitive (and lucrative) position as an Engineer with FQM, the biggest mine in Zambia. On being accepted by both organisations, he had a difficult decision to make. Fred chose the Academy and has been working as a secondary Maths teacher at Trident College Solwezi ever since he completed the programme. He is a highly valued member of the Maths department whose results are consistently very good. Several of his students have gone on to study Maths-related courses at the world’s, and Zambia’s, best universities.
Nali was one of the first cohort of Academy participants. She completed the Educore Academy Diploma at Kabitaka school, where she has continued to teach in the Primary phase, mainly in Early Years. While working at Kabitaka, Nali has been able to hone her interest in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The school has supported her pursuit of postgraduate studies in this area and she now holds the post of SENCO across both the primary and secondary phase. She is having a significant and long-lasting impact on children and their families who would not otherwise be able to access education.
Joseph entered the Academy in 2017 as a secondary Maths and Science participant. He was already on a fast-track Engineer graduate scheme with a large corporate employer, but prior to joining the Academy had decided that teaching would be a more fulfilling career and was attracted to the practice-based, fast-track nature of this programme. Joseph has been teaching Physics and Maths to years 10-12 since 2018 with consistently good results in public exams. His career is progressing well and he is now a middle leader, responsible for the administration of all Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) public exams and for writing the school timetable across all subjects.