Private Schools Warned Against High Fees

Private Schools Warned Against High Fees

The National Action Quality Education (NAQEZ) has warned that private schools which exploit parents by charging exorbitant fees in the name of providing quality education risk being closed. NAQEZ deputy director of research Webby Kamangala said private schools should provide education as a service and not as a business. Mr Kamangala said the rate at […]

Buying of Uniform From Schools Against Act

Buying of Uniform From Schools Against Act

Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Felix Phiri has advised schools not to force parents or guardians to buy uniforms from them. Dr Phiri said schools should compete favourably on the market. Therefore, citizens should not be forced to procure uniforms only from individual schools. “I expect that there should be no school which will […]

Over 7000 Teachers Are Lost Anually

Over 7000 Teachers Are Lost Anually

The Ministry of General Education has been losing 7,000 teachers annually due to various factors, the National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has said. NAQEZ executive director Aaron Chansa says data from the ministry’s 2016 educational statistical bulletin indicates that the country needs to engage a lot of teachers in public schools to […]

HEA Directs CBU To Resume Running Bachelor Of Surgery And Bachelor Dental Surgery Programmes

HEA Directs CBU To Resume Running Bachelor Of Surgery  And Bachelor Dental Surgery Programmes

  The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has directed the Copperbelt University (CBU) to continue running the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery Learning Programmes at the Higher Education Institution (HEI) until further notice. As mandated by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 and Statutory Instrument No. 25 of […]

ZIBSIP Will Not Re-Open Next Year’

ZIBSIP Will Not Re-Open Next Year’

Government  will not allow the Zambia Institute of Business and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) to re-open if management does not improve sanitary conditions at the institution, Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has said. Professor Luo, who inspected sanitary conditions at the institution, was disappointed with the situation and urged management to improve sanitation. Currently, 35 […]

Go Back To School, First Lady Urges Young Mothers

Go Back To School, First Lady Urges Young Mothers

First Lady Esther Lungu has urged the girl-child to focus on education to rid Zambia of teenage pregnancies. Mrs Lungu, who is on a tour of Luapula Province, said the girl-child should be empowered with education to reduce poverty at household level. She said the fight against teenage pregnancies and child marriages has continued to […]

Inonge Wina Inspiring The Young In Nalolo

Inonge Wina Inspiring The Young In Nalolo

“I want to be like her. She is an inspiration to me as a girl-child in Nalolo,” says 16-year-old Chuma Sililo in reference to her dream of becoming a successful woman like Zambia’s first female Vice- President Inonge Wina. Chuma and Vice-President Wina have some things in common; they have both experienced life of a […]

Student Exchange Is People-To-People Diplomacy – Mukwita

Student Exchange Is People-To-People Diplomacy – Mukwita

Zambia’s ambassador to Germany His Excellency Anthony Mukwita has described the exchange program between Germany and Zambian secondary schools as an effective diplomatic initiative that brings closer the peoples of the two countries. Ambassador Mukwita made the remarks this week when pupils from St. Marks Boys and Macha Girls secondary schools of Choma along with […]

Lecturers Disappoint Luo, Government Did Not Employ Them To Destroy Fabric Of The Education Sector-She Says

Lecturers Disappoint Luo, Government Did Not Employ Them To Destroy Fabric Of The Education Sector-She Says

Minister  of Higher Education Nkandu Luo is disappointed with lecturers at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) for allegedly destroying the fabric of education in the country through work stoppages. Speaking during the Zambia Catholic University seventh graduation ceremony on Saturday, Professor Luo said lecturers at the two institutions have the […]

Saint Marys Girls’ School Suspends 22 Smokers

Saint Marys Girls’ School Suspends 22 Smokers

Twenty-two  pupils at the Catholic-run St Mary’s Girls’ Secondary School in Lusaka have been suspended for allegedly smoking shisha, a tobacco that has become popular among youngsters. Shisha is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or sugar molasses, through a bowl and hose or tube. The tube ends in a mouthpiece from […]

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