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Copperbelt University lecturers on go slow, as students revolt

2,177 Views Lecturers at Copperbelt University have gone on a go slow over pay amid a revolt by students over boarding space. The students engaged in running battles with police last night after the university authorities banned squatting on campus. Tear gas had to be thrown as police tried to put the situation under control. […]

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School children dump books, pens for gold panning

1,075 Views Some children in Chinyongola area in Chibombo District have reportedly abandoned school for illegal gold mining.Senior Headman Chilwana has told ZANIS that the children have left their homes and camped at the recently discovered gold mine, defying their parents’ counsel to go to school.The traditional leader is worried that if nothing more is […]

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Term one closing date pushed further

5,286 ViewsThe Ministry of Education has made some adjustments on term one school calendar due to delayed opening of schools, reports Zambian Eye Correspondent in Lusaka. The first term which was scheduled to end on 8th April 2022 will now end on 22nd April 2022. “The adjustments are made to facilitate recovery of the lost […]

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UPND’s free education policy is a zero sum game- Bowman Lusambo

2,375 ViewsWhen the UPND government first pronounced its decision to offer what it called free education to all learners in public schools, almost the whole nation celebrated. We didn’t, instead we urged caution. Having served in government, we were fully aware of the state of our fiscus and the harsh realities of funding our education […]

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Government reduces fees for teaching practicing license

1,473 Views The government has with immediate effect reduced all practicing teaching certificate fees by 15%. Minister of Education Douglas Siakalima says the development follows numerous submissions from teachers requesting that the prescribed fees for the issuance practicing be reviewed downwards. Siakalima made this announcement in Lusaka this afternoon during a press briefing. “Government through […]

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Zambian historian Sishuwa Sishuwa appointed to the Journal of African History board

2,129 Views Renowned Zambian historian and political commentator, Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa has been appointed to the editorial board of the prestigious Journal of African History. “I am honoured to have been appointed to the editorial board of the prestigious Journal of African History. “I consider my appointment a major recognition of my research and look […]

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HEA ranks Africa Research University as top University in Zambia

1,596 ViewsThe Higher Education Authority (HEA), a public institution in Zambia mandated to register and regulate Universities has ranked Africa Research University (ARU) as one of the top Universities qualified to offer programmes upto doctorate level. According to a press release dated February 9, 2022 availed to Zambian Eye, the HEA after its audit of […]

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Jobless 50- year-old enrolls in G8 to complete school

1,252 ViewsA 50-YEAR-OLD grade 8 pupil and volunteer police reservist of Sinazongwe district in Southern Province says his dream is to go to college after completing secondary education. He warns that, “If children of nowadays don’t put school first they will face real and big challenges in their life.” In an interview with The Mast, […]

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Govt to complete all 115 stalled education projects before teacher recruitment

2,267 ViewsThe Ministry of Education says it will ensure about 115 stalled infrastructure projects are completed before government embarks on the teacher recruitment exercise this year. Education permanent secretary for administration says the budgetary allocation of K605 is meant to ensure that the uncompleted school infrastructure projects are finalised so as to address the lack […]

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K198 million for Secondary Boarding School and Skills Development Bursaries, released

1,464 ViewsThe Ministry of Finance and National Planning has today released K198 million towards the First term Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme. The resources are part of the 20% allocated towards the Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme from the 2022 Constituency Development Fund. According to the guidelines issued by […]

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