Category: Education

Simon Kalolo Kabanda asks: ‘What are some of the Indicators of poverty?!’ – 27th June 2006

Simon Kalolo Kabanda asks: ‘What are some of the Indicators of poverty?!’ – 27th June 2006

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE INDICATORS OF POVERTY? 27 June 2006 It had to take the Commerce Deputy Minister to admit that it was not a priority of the New Deal Government to come up with a new Republican Constitution during its first term in office. The deputy minister revealed that the priority of the government was to end the poverty of the Zambian people. What are some of the indicators of this poverty? One: UNEMPLOYMENT. A lot of people who are supposed to be in employment now are unemployed. The old have been retrenched. The middle-aged have not been...

STATEMENT FROM SOTRANE PUBLISHERS  WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHTS DAY 2020  THURSDAY, 23RD APRIL

STATEMENT FROM SOTRANE PUBLISHERS WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHTS DAY 2020 THURSDAY, 23RD APRIL

STATEMENT FROM SOTRANE PUBLISHERS WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHTS DAY 2020 THURSDAY, 23RD APRIL 2020 SOTRANE Publishers, a subsidiary company of Network for Society Transformation (SOTRANE) joins the rest of the world to observe World Book and Copyright Day. Our theme is Tell A Story, with the global focus this year being “Books: A Window into the World during Covid-19.” SOTRANE Publishers is on the mission to keep our indigenous values and wisdom alive. We do so by focusing on developing, publishing, promoting and distributing African indigenous knowledge, values and wisdom and socially relevant books and literature. We believe literature is...

E-Learning and TV Teaching during Covid-19 ‘Leaves Behind’ the Vulnerable.

Author/Consultant: Muponda Sydney Cell: +260975016180 Email: kanjipondele@mail.com   [blockquote style=”1″][/blockquote] “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” Dear reader, I am back with this column after a long break. I hope you and family are safe against the Corona Virus. Above all else – healthy and in good spirit. Keep safe and follow official regulations. The debate that the Articles in the previous editions stirred gives me great hope for a better Education System...

‘I was a good candidate for failure,” recollects Lusaka Anglican priests, Rev. Fr. Pepulani Mtonga

NELSON LONGESHA LUSAKA, ZAMBIA ‘I WAS A VERY GOOD CANDIDATE OF FAILURE’ Rev.Fr Pepulani Mtonga [row][third_paragraph] Left Side Content [/third_paragraph][paragraph_right] Right Side Content [/paragraph_right][/row]responds to questions during an interview at his office at St. Peters Anglican Church in Lusaka . Photo/ Saliya Mangani/Zamcom Born on the 10th of May 1987 in Lusaka at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) is Reverend .Fr Pepulani Mtonga whose childhood was mainly characterized by a burning passion of athletism, later developed a passion for law but currently is a Parish Assistant Pastor at St.Peters Anglican Church along Burma Road in Lusaka. Third in the family...

Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia GS Henry Sakala backs Educational Television Channel

Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia GS Henry Sakala backs Educational Television Channel

By Luswepo Mutepuka – Kwilanzi News Zambia Photo-Journalist The Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia has welcomed the decision by government to launch a Television Channel designed to allow Pupils to study while schools are closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. BETUZ General Secretary Henry Sinkala says the programme is okay if well implemented as it is imperative not to leave any pupil behind regardless of one’s geographical location. Mr. Sinkala has however expressed concern that putting the Educational Chanel on Top Star Decoder will mean that pupils across the country, from households with GOtv decoders and other brands...

Patriotic Front is scared of being exposed by critical media, says People’s Alliance for Change leader Andyford Mayele Banda

By Luswepo Mutepuka PEOPLE’S Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Mayele Banda has accused the ruling Patriotic Front of being intolerant of Media Organizations that are critical in Zambia. Mr. Banda says the reason why PF Leadership think that objective media institutions are against them is based on political fear of wrongs being exposed. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, Andyford Mayele Banda said in an interview with _*Kwilanzi News Zambia*_ in Lusaka that it is evident enough that the Patriotic Party leadership does not tolerate any form of criticism. In an apparent reference to a decision by Independent Broadcasting Authority...

National Union of Public and Private Educators General Secretary Nelson Mwale warns teachers against defying Presidential Teaching Lockdown

By Luswepo Mutepuka NATIONAL Union of Public and Private Educators (NUPPEZ) General Secretary Nelson Mwale has warned teachers to desist from conducting extra lessons as any member found defying a Presidential Lockdown directive will not be protected. As Zambia entered day three of a second two week Presidential Lockdown, announced by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu on Thursday 9th April 2020, Mr. Mwale told this _*Kwilanzi News Zambia*_ author in an interview in Lusaka that NUPPEZ will not defend anyone teacher caught defying the Presidential directive. Mr. Mwale says government through President Lungu, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, General Education Minister...

General Education Minister Minister David Mabumba says pupils will not to pay tuition fees once classes resume

By Luswepo Mutepuka General Education Minister David Mabumba says school user fees that paid before the end of term one should be carried through to term two as learners did not get any form of education mentorship in the stated period. Mr. Mabumba, a Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mwense in Luapula Province says when President Edgar Lungu announced the current closure of schools, only three weeks remained before the end of term one. And Mr. Mabumba has announced that the Ministry is still consulting education sector technocrats and stakeholders on how the grade twelve General Certificate...

Zambia must ban plastic carrier bags, insists Integrated Community Litter Initiative National Chairperson Pascal Chikumbi

By Luswepo Mutepuka The Integrated Community Litter Initiative (ICALI) National Chairperson Pascal Chikumbi has called for a total ban of plastics countrywide by the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry a means of maintaining a clean and green environment. Noting the undegrading nature of plastics, Mr. Chikumbi says encouraging paper carrier bags and wrappers is the only way the country can save the environment from mounting mountains of used plastic waste pollution. Noting Zambia’s lack of capacity to clean the environment through plastic recycling, Chikumbi expressed dismay at the continued disposal of waste in both public and private institutions located...

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