-NORTHERN Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika (left) presenting a baby Xmas hamper to one of three male and three female Xmas babies at Kasama General Hospital in Kasama today. 5- NORTHERN Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika third (left) presenting food Hamper donated by Kasama Rotary Club to Mrs Catherine Bwalya at Kasama General Hospital Female Ward B in Kasama
NORTHERN Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika (left) presenting a baby Xmas hamper to one of three male and three female Xmas babies at Kasama General Hospital in Kasama today.
5- NORTHERN Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika third (left) presenting food Hamper donated by Kasama Rotary Club to Mrs Catherine Bwalya at Kasama General Hospital Female Ward B in Kasama

Government has expressed its disappointment with the continuous poor academic results in Northern Province.

Provincial Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika has since directed all head-teachers, who were recently transferred by the Provincial Education Office, to their respective new stations.

Mr. Nkunika said he was directing the head teachers to go and revamp operations at respective schools in a bid to improve academic performances in their learning institutions.

“ I am therefore directing all head-teachers, who were recently transferred by the Provincial Education Office, to immediately report to their new stations, ‘ he said.

He explained that he is in full support of the reshuffles made by the PEO involving senior educational staff in the region as it will help to promote full commitment to duty.

Mr. Nkunika has since warned of disciplinary action against teachers who will resist the ‘ re-shuffles, ‘ which he said have been done in good faith.

The PS said it is disheartening to see the province recording one of the lowest pass-rate among pupils in examination classes despite government motivating teachers with better working conditions.

Mr. Nkunika has since urged teachers in the province to work hard this year and produce better results among pupils who will be sitting for their final examinations.

Yesterday, the Minister of General Education officially announced the national grade nine (9) results of which Northern Province came out ninth in terms of pass rate in the country.

However, the poor pass rate for the Province has also been reflected in grade seven results were the region has been performing badly for the past two years.

Recently , Northern Province education officer, Jobbicks Kalumba, proposed for reshuffles of mainly head teachers and Heads of Departments in various in schools in the area.

Meanwhile, Heavy rains caused destruction at Nansala school in Isoka district of Muchinga province thereby leaving 150 pupils standed.

A ZANIS news crew which rushed to the institute today, found the affected pupils roaming the school premises after their two by three classroom block got destroyed by the hailstorm last week, on January 7, 2015.

The development has made the school authorities to find alternative shelter to conduct lessons.

Nansala. Is one of the three schools in Isoka district that suffered the hail storm that swept through their schools ripping off roofs of classrooms.

other schools affected included Mulungwizi ,Lawaliz and Nansala schools were lessons have been disrupted, too.

And when contacted for a comment, the provincial educational authorities referred all queries to Education spokesperson Hilary Chipango in Lusaka who could not be reached for comment by broadcast time.

And in a related development, works at Michael Chilufya Sata Girls secondary school are moving at a snail’s pace as the contractor China -Covec has gone on go slow for unexplained reasons.

Kantenshya ward councillor Fighton Silungwe who confirmed to ZANIS said the community is concerned that the K45 million project that includes construction of 28 staff houses and classroom blocks has not been completed yet.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Motivation is key in education. Give the teacher an appropriate salary and he will perform. These days, It is very common to see teachers roaming around in search of money to make ends meet. Others end up using pupils to cultivate their fields. seriously, the level of education in Zambian rural schools has dwindled. We need a total revamp of our educational system national wide.

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  2. Instead of guessing why don’t you go and find out? If teachers there are uneducated PF cadres and pupils are day traders, what do you expect?

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  3. How can they pass when their *****s parents spend most of their time politicking, they have no time to check on their children academics progression. From the time Sata won the elections political activities have never ended in Northern province, people have been campaigning from 2011 to date.

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  4. Topcat has just hit that nail right on it’s ugly head, poor little souls have no time to concentrate on school because the only thing their parents do all day is politics, these are the same kids grade 7s and 9s whose parents preoccupation was just to register them as voters even when they have not attained the voting age, even skipping school just for the sake of holding on to political power, sadly for those who have not made it to grade 10 and have no plans of repeating, the same politicians who made you skip school for politics have amended the Constitution, no grade 12 certificate, no councillor, no mp, no president, you will perpetually lead your life as a political puppet for welcome politicians at airports.

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    • Well, if that Sosala chap who has been banging on about his righteousness to the throne of the crocodile, has any energy left , maybe he can turn to fighting for his people’s education.

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  5. It’s a good move to change heads of schools in this region. God knows they need a little help in making sure the King Sosala does not indoctrinate the children too. This way we can control their education, free from political manipulations.

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  6. Is Jobbicks someone’s name or they made a mistake? Northern province has low cut off points and the children are failing the exams? this problem is starting with the parents and the teachers are all failing the kids. something drastic has to be done.

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  7. The answer is simple, why in southern always experiencing good results is just because love education that’s why need change.. Zambia forward

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