Anna Nghipondoka

Education decentralises some functions to regional councils

Education decentralises some functions to regional councils

Eba Kandovazu THE Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka today decentralised the functions of primary and secondary schools, community libraries, adult education, arts and culture programmes and school hostels to regional councils across the country. Nghipondoka says the ministry staff members and trade unions have been consulted before signing the secondment letters of affected personnel. This means, 39 025 staff members, teaching and non-teaching, will no resort under regional councils, including buildings of 1947 schools, 237 hostels, 17 special libraries, 66 public libraries, 503 functional school libraries, 75 circuit offices, regional offices and Teachers’ Resources Centres. Extensive consultations…
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Exam hopefuls in the cold …as Ministry rules out deadline extension

Exam hopefuls in the cold …as Ministry rules out deadline extension

Andrew Kathindi A number of learners and exam hopefuls that missed the application deadline could be left out in the cold this year after the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has ruled out further extensions for registration for grades 11 and 12 exams. Education Minister, Anna Nghipondoka declared that those who did not manage to register for exams this year will have to register in 2021. “Some candidates forgot or neglected to register for exams and want to register now (mostly part-time). Unfortunately, we need to advise these candidates to consider registration in 2021 as an alternative avenue to…
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