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‘Dilapidated, insufficient, worn out’ The state of our trades training schools'

Posted by Charles Mafa on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : Education 

There is an argument that under-utilisation of human capital – which could be described as a lack of job skills -- is perhaps the biggest single factor contributing to Zambia’s lack of development. Without it, all other resources such as capital, land and nature are of little use. People have to be trained in the techniques and skills to do their jobs, but in the area of technical and vocational training it all comes unstuck. Charles Mafa reports.

The importance of technical and vocati...

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UNZA fails the grade

Posted by Charles Mafa on Monday, December 31, 2012, In : Education 

Mired in debt estimated to be at least K1 trillion, Zambia’s bastion of higher education, UNZA, appears to be crumbling under the burden of poor funding, low staff numbers, inadequate facilities and an out-of-date curriculum. Charles Mafa investigates

Picture the scene. A poor boy from the rural area works hard at his local school, passes his exams with flying colours, then comes to Lusaka for the first time to get a degree, only to find a crumbling university education system and nowher...

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School in the community

Posted by Charles Mafa on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : Education 

From the centre of Lusaka, it takes 20 minutes by car to reach Linda Compound on the southern side of Zambia’s capital city. Heavy traffic and giant potholes make it hard-going and the closer to the compound the worse the road becomes, eventually deteriorating into little more than a bumpy pass.

A township-cum-settlement is home to more than 18,000 people, most of whom are unemployed.

It is here where you will find Linda Open Community School, which provides education to more than 1,600...

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