GOVT EXTENDS LOAN SCHEME TO SEVEN MORE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA Government has extended the student’s Loan Scheme to Seven more public Universities in the country. Speaking at a media briefing, Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo revealed that the loan scheme will now only cover tuition and accommodation fees which will be paid directly to the institutions, while students will only be […]

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RESCIND DECISION ON PUPILS WHO FAIL TO PROGRESS TO GRADE 10 TO REPEAT TO THE SIXTH GRADE-GOVT URGED

Chief Shibwalya Kapila of the Bemba speaking people of Lunte district has implored the Ministry of General Education to rescind its decision on grade 9 pupils who fail to progress to Grade 10 to repeat to the sixth grade. Chief Shibwalya Kapila says the move will disadvantage the girl child especially in rural areas saying […]

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ZANEC CALLS FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF EXAMINATIONS

  The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has urged the Ministry of Finance to release adequate funding to the Ministry of Education for the administration of examinations in the country.   ZANEC Executive Director George Hamusunga has attributed exam malpractices to lack of resources to ensure security of the examination papers when distributing them from […]

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PRESENTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE INFORMATION AND MEDIA POLICY BY KOMBONI RADIO TO THE COMMITTEE ON MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES – 2ND FEBRUARY 2018

The Review of the Information and Media Policy with emphasis on a detailed memorandum on the following: a.    The sufficiency of legal and policy framework within which the media industry operates regarding the           modern methods of information gathering and dissemination; b.    Guidelines that have been put in place regarding […]

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ANTONIO MWANZA CONDEMNS SUSPENSION OF UNION ACTIVITIES AT UNZA

The suspension of union activities at the University of Zambia has continued to receive condemnation from a cross section of members of the public. Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has charged that the decision by government to suspend union operations at UNZA is counterproductive and not a solution to the current […]

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UNZASU IGNORES GOVERNMENT SUSPENSION

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA The University of Zambia students Union (UNZASU) has vowed that it will continue operating disregarding government’s suspension of union activities at the institution. Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, UNZASU Vice President Grey Ndhlovu says the student’s union shall continue to operate without interference from anyone as it is their […]

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LACK OF COMPUTERS HAMPERING THE DELIVERY OF ICT LESSONS IN RURAL AREAS

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA National Action for Quality Education in Zambia has observed that the lack of computers in rural areas is hampering the delivery of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) lessons. In an interview with Komboni Radio News, organization Executive Director Aaron Chansa disclosed that over 500 pupils in rural areas depend on one computer […]

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GOVERNMENT URGED TO MOTIVATE TEACHERS IN RURAL AREAS

BY NAMUKALE KAPENDE National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has implored government to introduce a deliberate policy that will motivate teachers to teach in remote parts of the country. In an interview with Komboni radio news, organisation Executive Director Aaron Chansa notes that pupils in rural areas are performing poorly because teachers are […]

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NUPPEZ URGES TEACHERS TO STOP REMITING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NEWLY FORMED ZATU

The National Union for Public and Private Educators of Zambia-NUPPEZ has argued that the merging of the four teacher unions which have now formed the Zambia Teachers Union-ZATU means that the eligibility of members is directly transferred to the newly formed union. Northern Province NUPPEZ Coordinator, Lloyd Mwewa said according to the Industrial and labor […]

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PARENTS URGED TO INVEST IN EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA Government has implored parents to commit themselves to take their children to school as it’s a great investment. Reacting to complaints by some parents who have failed to pay for their children’s school fees, ministry of General education spokesperson Hilary Chipango has told Komboni radio news that parents must plan for their […]

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