Northern Province Record 96% Pass Rate At Grade 12

Northern Province has recorded the best passing rate for grade 12 national examinations hitting the 96 percent mark in 2017. Eastern, Luapuala, Muchinga and Copperbelt provinces complete the top five best performers with the capital Lusaka coming out in 6th … Continued

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Northern Province has recorded the best passing rate for grade 12 national examinations hitting the 96 percent mark in 2017. Eastern, Luapuala, Muchinga and Copperbelt provinces complete the top five best performers with the capital Lusaka coming out in 6th place. Southern province which has previously recorded some of the most impressive results has dropped to the bottom of the country with a disappointing 43% pass rate. According to the Ministry of Education Central, Western, Northwestern and Southern provinces are under-performing because parents of school going children are forcing them into agricultural activities as well as early marriages and pregnancy. The ministry further states that in Southern province particularly, parents and village elders are forcing their children into getting married,” 2017 GRADE 12 PERFORMANCE BY PROVINCE Northern Province 96.4% Eastern Province 87% Luapula Province 84% Muchinga Province 80% Copperbelt Province 78.9% Lusaka Province 75.3% Central Province 50.0% Western Province 50% Northwestern Province 50% Southern Province 43.7% The post Northern Province Record 96% Pass Rate At Grade 12 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Thinking, Researching and Writing Africa – Insights From Nigeria’s Tutuola

[The Conversation Africa] For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in 1997, was despised, ridiculed and made to appear exotic and primitive. He was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past…

[The Conversation Africa] For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in 1997, was despised, ridiculed and made to appear exotic and primitive. He was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe's colonising civilisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Key Zimbabwean Politician Roy Bennett Killed in Helicopter Crash

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

MDC-T Devastated By Bennet Death

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T and the rest of the opposition ranks expressed shock Thursday as they were plunged into mourning after the death of Roy Bennett and wife, Eileen Heather.

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T and the rest of the opposition ranks expressed shock Thursday as they were plunged into mourning after the death of Roy Bennett and wife, Eileen Heather.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Speak Out and We Listen, Mnangagwa Tells Youths

[The Herald] Youths should articulate their challenges freely, as the new dispensation will listen to their concerns and address them, President Mnangagwa said yesterday. Responding to questions during a dialogue with youths in Harare, the President sa…

[The Herald] Youths should articulate their challenges freely, as the new dispensation will listen to their concerns and address them, President Mnangagwa said yesterday. Responding to questions during a dialogue with youths in Harare, the President said dialogue and proper communication were key in taking the country out of economic challenges. The dialogue was organised by Global Shapers Community, a network of young people.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

2019 Elections Must Be Peaceful – Buhari

[Daily Trust] Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on politicians and political parties to pledge their commitment to the peaceful democratic process.

[Daily Trust] Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on politicians and political parties to pledge their commitment to the peaceful democratic process.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria