FDD's Edith Nawakwi gestures during her presentation during the presidential debate
FDD’s Edith Nawakwi gestures during her presentation during the presidential debate

 

“If you just sit and work hard, you will be here for just five years, but if you misuse this time you will regret for 75 years” was the advice to the girls of Niko Girls Technical School when FDD president Edith Nawakwi visited the school during her tour of duty of Namwala district.

And the FDD leader has observed that the late president Levy Mwanawasa’s initiative of opening schools for girls across the country will go to waste if schools were not fully equipped.

Addressing pupils at the school Ms Nawakwi advised the girls to concentrate on their education as the opportunity they have would only come once in their lifetime.

She said girls were not in any way different from boys and that they should not be discouraged from taking up subjects which are perceived to be difficult and taken up by boys.

“Maths is the easiest subject, Science is the easiest subject, if you can fry an egg then you can get 100 percent in maths. There is this myth that maths and science subjects are difficult and therefore should be for boys. No! Any one can be good in these subjects all you need is to prepare,read and these subjects will be easy for you,” said Ms. Nawakwi said.

“You have a good opportunity of going to a beautiful school that we the adults did not have and I want you to use this opportunity to move the country forward, I want you to move the country to a level that we have never been,” she said.

Ms. Nawakwi also advised the pupils to avoid engaging in illicit behavior as doing so would only destroy their lives.

“We have a problem with a girl child, you are at an age which very is dangerous. Some of you have graduated into adult hood and a number of you especially my children in grade 8 you are now experiencing adolescence. You need support from your elder sisters. This the age were you can lose yourself, I have seen some girls at the age of 13 become mothers.”

“Keep away from those activities because the beautiful and handsome men are either old age or they are not yet born because if a young man is of your age then they don’t have your aptitude, boys grow slower than girls so if you are 13 you are in a different world.”

She added ” It’s better to choose your friends, the reason I’m where I am is because I chose my friends well and friends must be smarter than me because I want to learn something from them.”

She continued by encouraging the girls to work extra hard and ensure that their future is bright adding that the girls should have ambitions and ensure that their goals are realized.

“I come from an extremely disadvantaged background but said to myself that before I die I want to wear a Rolex watch, that I drive a V8 and I have managed to do those things.”

And the opposition leader has called on government to ensure that schools are equipped with teaching materials.

She said it was not enough to build schools which were just walls without requisite teaching materials something she observed was making teachers underperform.

They don’t have a functioning lab because there is no equipment, there are no text books for teachers. You can’t expect a school built to this standard without teaching aid in terms of text books.

It may not even take as much as it has taken to build this school to equip the school and these are the issues I raise which people are not comfortable hearing.

The opposition leader added that late president Mwanawasa’s dream of increasing the number of girls accessing secondary school education will go down the drain if government does not ensure that schools are equipped.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. Why does LT select photos that have nothing to do with the article? Is this the new journalism of choosing old photos from the archives?

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    • It seems LT have very lazy journalists ; they can’t spell, punctuate, differentiate between male and female or even bother to get some insight of what they write about. Skulu inasila pa Zed!!!

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    • I like Nawakwi, she simplifies life.
      I also want to see and hear Ba Ester Edgar advise young girls.

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  2. Edith is busy referring to LPMwhile the widow who shared the bed with him is busy sleeping around.

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  3. Science is easy! Maths is easy! Ba Nawakwi, why did you go the chikwakwa way at UNZA. Obviously you know that these subjects are not easy and also not everyone is talented to go into the sciences.

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    • Dontcare: Are you normal? Do you really know what Nawakwi was talking about because you are just exposing your stu.pi.dity and ignorance!!
      Nawakwi meant that all pupils at secondary school level must have “Functional or Everyday skills” i.e. Maths, Science and Science – anyone who studied or specialised in Education management knows this – except *****s like you
      She did NOT say they CANT specialise in any subject or Profession at Tertiary Education level – did she? She chose to do Economics after passing Cambridge Exams with excellent grades in Science, Maths and English.

      You are just a Jealous dunderheads are you not? Ar.se.whore – take your life frustration elsewhere!

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    • Dontcare:
      You said and I quote “why did you go the chikwakwa way at UNZA” – what did you mean? You thought you are clever and smart enough to denigrate her for having studied Economics isn’t it? Are you still not ashamed of your ignorance then? You are a loser and next to nothing you maggot!

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    • @Dontcare – take this: SCIENCE IS EASY! MATH IS EASY! Everything is easy if you apply your mind. Don’t bring this ignorant meritocracy to bear – nobody is watching the mediocre and bigotted anymore. Enough said! By the way, don’t quote Nawakwi the way you quote your Bible out of context by peddling verses. READ WHAT SHE ACTUALLY SAID!!!!!

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    • “Maths is the easiest subject, Science is the easiest subject, if you can fry an egg then you can get 100 percent in maths.
      Great advice!

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    • Flip the sentence for impact.
      What if she stood in front of students and told them:

      “Oh, math and science are difficult. I went the chikwakwa way at UNZA because I could not handle Math and sciences…”

      Do you know what damage that would have caused? Unimaginable! Ask any professor, they will tell you. You don’t discourage students in any way shape or form. Just because a student does not do well today, does not mean they cannot! (Yours truly is the perfect example).

      Open mental doors, don’t help close them. There is too much of that around them kids already. Pilishi!

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  4. If I may ask just out of curiosity, who is Mr Nawakwi I can see Edith has a ring on her finger?

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    • Iwe be updated With current affairs, Nawakwi has been married to Hambulo for years now……and you want to ask her about her ring. Wake up man, read to understand

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  5. She is the only woman claims to be married but but we don’t know the husband as she continues to use her maiden name. Is she really married or ni as kaingu says Dorika ndaifulila

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    • Iwe be updated With current affairs, Nawakwi has been married to Hambulo for years now……and you want to ask her about her ring. Wake up man, read to understand

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  6. You people when is the Kachasu Man dying of throat cancer and HIV/AIDS?

    We are tired as Zambians. The Kachas Man is the most hated man in Zambia.

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  7. I am prepared to bite off the Man Hood of the Chibuku Man.

    He is very useless. Please die quickly or else u will lose your man hood.

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    • Good question! maybe it’s also a case of prof Nkandu Luo who is married to Dr Francis Manda but she’s still Nkandu Luo.

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    • Go and ask her. That is why you end up practicing witchcraft. GO TO THE SOURCE FOR YOUR ANSWER!

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    • @Micky you are reall slow on the uptake-Ms Nawakwi (or Mrs Hambulo according to you) is a second wife to Hambulo chap!

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  8. Hard as you might try to motivate and inspire these young women, the EDUCATION MINISTER, tells them the opposite. The reason why KAINGU does not equip this school with the required material and apparatus necessary to properly educate these pupils is because its a GIRL’S SCHOOL. OUR EDUCATION MINISTER IS A USELESS CHAUVINIST . KAINGU MUST GO!

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  9. Fellow bloggers, who among you all has maintained relevance to the subject at hand? The greatest problem with us is outright display of our psychosocial dysfunction and f0lly to be precise.

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  10. Its a shame ba Edith hasn’t got a big following as she talks sense and has had the best genuine policies to drive this country forward. Zambian women are their worst enemy they would never support a fellow woman even though they are the majority of the voters.
    She is 1000 times better than the visionless corrupt utterly lazy bum/ medical tourist currently in State House; who is preparing and looking forward for his next flight abroad with his whole cabinet whilst the economy is in turmoil.

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  11. ”It’s better to choose your friends, the reason I’m where I am is because I chose my friends well and friends must be smarter than me because I want to learn something from them.”

    THIS MY NAWAKWI period .no shika butter for you here girls, she has been there before .Keep here potrait in your room in you want to succeed and visit her farm . ni zeee.

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  12. @jayjay

    If Edith is 1000 better than Edgar then we in Pf will consider her after Edgar and make her president while you and under5 will remain a bitter sour on earth awaiting to die

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  13. President Nawakwi need I say more? I say it all the time, her and President General Miyanda are very well educated and articulate patriots. Lungu would do well to have them helping develop Zambia.

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