Schools In Kasempa Send Pupils Away Over Project Fees

Some Schools in Kasempa are allegedly turning away primary school pupils for failing to pay project fees. The move has resulted in most primary school pupils missing out on end of term tests in the remote district of North Western … Continued

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Some Schools in Kasempa are allegedly turning away primary school pupils for failing to pay project fees. The move has resulted in most primary school pupils missing out on end of term tests in the remote district of North Western Province. Parents are angered by the development. Moffat Kekyani is disappointed that despite primary school education being free in Zambia, he was shocked to learn his son was chased from school and missed out on the end of term tests. He has complained that the behaviour being exhibited by some teachers will have a negative impact on his child’s education going forward. “I had been at the farm and to my surprise when I got back home I was informed my child had returned from his end of term tests because he did not pay project fee. What is this free education we are always being told about if pupils can now be chased just like this?” he asked. Kekyani has appealed for direction from the government on why pupils at primary education level are being denied an opportunity to be in class. Kasempa District Commissioner Goodson Sansakuwa who has since indicated that free education from grade 1 to 7 in schools is still effective is not pleased with the development. He has sounded a warning to all school managers in the district to stop charging pupils any amount of money. Sansakuwa said children have continued dropping out of school due to lack of user fees being charged by school management without governments’ knowledge. Sansakuwa has warned that teachers in the habit of chasing children from schools for not wearing a school uniform and failure to pay school fees will be transferred without hesitation. The post Schools In Kasempa Send Pupils Away Over Project Fees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fulfil Promises to Our Sportsmen and Women

[Monitor] The impressive performance of Team Uganda in the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia ended in a luncheon with President Museveni at State House Entebbe on Sunday.

[Monitor] The impressive performance of Team Uganda in the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia ended in a luncheon with President Museveni at State House Entebbe on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

IUIU Students Protest Suspension Over Sex

[Monitor] Kampala -Twenty-three students of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have challenged the university decision to suspend them for one year for allegedly indulging in sexual activities on campus.

[Monitor] Kampala -Twenty-three students of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have challenged the university decision to suspend them for one year for allegedly indulging in sexual activities on campus.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opinion: Mulongoti’s Heritage Challenge Laced With Malice

The debate around the origins of President Edgar Lungu has dragged on for too long. So much has been said about him not being the man he says he is. But why has it become necessary now to question the … Continued

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The debate around the origins of President Edgar Lungu has dragged on for too long. So much has been said about him not being the man he says he is. But why has it become necessary now to question the credentials of a man who has stood for Presidency twice and also served as Member of Parliament for Chawama Constituency. His life has been pretty open with a traceable background that takes him back to Mukuba High School and later the University of Zambia. For those who care it could be deeper. The man also served in the army with the story around military recruitment in Zambia well known in relations to foreign nationals. It appears the debate follows a well scripted narrative that seeks to disorient President Lungu by his political adversaries. It had been a long struggle to discredit the Head of State that started with the Presidential petition and now an over ambitious impeachment motion through parliament. Every imaginable front has traps laid for President Lungu through the judiciary, legislature and to some extent the executive. The lone ranger leading the heritage debate Mike Mulongoti had not until now seen anything wrong with President Lungu’s Zambian heritage. Mulongoti stood as one of the loudest cheerleaders of President Lungu in the 2015 Presidential elections hopping in the then Patriotic Front candidate’s plane across the country. Mulongoti swore before everyone that cared to listen that President Lungu’s credentials were impeccable until demands for a reward for his role hit a snag. No one could blame President Lungu for turning his back on Mulongoti for this is the man who has been eating with Heads of State since the dawn of multi-party politics. Mulongoti had begun to take it as a given that he will always be the go-to guy for Heads of State. Like a jilted lover Mulongoti has been all over town telling everyone how bad President Lungu is and even questioning the President’s identity. Does Zambia really need this needless and destructive debate when a lot is begging for attention in our country? It appears it is a routine query around the Presidency that started with Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba with their successors not escaping the same level of accusations. The post Opinion: Mulongoti’s Heritage Challenge Laced With Malice appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Don’t Abandon Makerere, Education Minister Asks Donors

[Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni has said government will continue supporting initiatives that supplement donors’ contribution towards research until Uganda can fund it completely.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni has said government will continue supporting initiatives that supplement donors' contribution towards research until Uganda can fund it completely.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

University Suspends 23 Students for Having Sex on Campus

[Monitor] The disciplinary committee at Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale campus has suspended 23 students undertaking different course on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the university regulations.

[Monitor] The disciplinary committee at Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale campus has suspended 23 students undertaking different course on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the university regulations.

Most Manufacturing Companies Do Not Export

[AIM] Maputo -One of the major reasons given by Mozambican manufacturing companies for not exporting the goods they produce is the high cost of the export licences demanded by the Mozambican authorities, according to a report launched in Maputo ion Mon…

[AIM] Maputo -One of the major reasons given by Mozambican manufacturing companies for not exporting the goods they produce is the high cost of the export licences demanded by the Mozambican authorities, according to a report launched in Maputo ion Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

STAE Orders Brigades Not to Impose Dress Code On Voters

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE) has ordered voter registration brigades not to police the way in which potential voters dress.

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE) has ordered voter registration brigades not to police the way in which potential voters dress.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Police Rescue Indian Kidnap Victim

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police say they rescued on Sunday an Indian businessman who had been kidnapped in Maputo the previous evening.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police say they rescued on Sunday an Indian businessman who had been kidnapped in Maputo the previous evening.