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Bankers hold key to sensational title fight as FAZ/MTN league closes today

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THE FAZ/MTN Super League crown will finally be decided today with second placed Forest Rangers facing ‘Sensational’ Zanaco at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Despite not being title contenders sixth placed Zanaco will hold the key to the trophy vault as table toppers Nkana could pick up the spoils if Forest Rangers fail to win in their backyard.
Nkana are leading the pack on 50 points while Forest Rangers is hot on their heels with 49 points.

Zanaco will be the king makers with Coach Chris Kaunda having carried his full strength squad that could give Forest Rangers some headaches.

However, Forest Rangers has shaken off their post-covid-19 blues to revive their title claim with a huge statement made at Arthur Davies Stadium on Thursday where they deservedly buried Napsa Stars’ title hopes with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Lameck Silwaba goal. With that spirited performance at Arthur Davies Stadium they reached a historic milestone by qualifying to the 2020/2020 CAF Champions League.

Tenant Chilumba will be looking the prolific Adama Zikiru, Qadri Kola and Lameck Silwaba to lead the lines.

Forest Rangers has also experienced camapigners in Webster Muzaza, Conlyde Luchanga and Shadreck Malambo.
In goal Mathias Kigonya will provide the final safety net.

The bankers will be looking to wind up the season on a high with the likes of Roger Kola, Chitiya Mususu, Moses Phiri and Charles Zulu expected to light up the show.

With Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevoc keeping an eye for local talent players in both teams will be motivated to put in their best shift.

The match will be live of pay television channel SuperSport and kicks-off at 15:00 hours. In line with the covid-19 guidelines, the game will be played behind closed doors.

(Source: FAZ Media)

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English is not a measure of intelligence, let’s embrace use of local languages, Bowman Lusambo

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KABUSHI Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has suggested that Zambia should embrace the use of local languages in official communication saying English should not be used to measure one’s intelligence.

Mr Lusambo who is also Lusaka Province Minister has also called upon educational authorities to consider extending the teaching of learners in local languages across all Grades.

He said it is unfortunate that many brilliant pupils have failed to progress to University after failing to pass English.

Mr Lusambo was speaking on Saturday when he officiated at the Ndola District Covid-19 Inter-School Debate Contest held at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Masala High School emerged winners of the contest and walked away with K8,000, a trophy, certificates, learning Martine and T-shirts followed by Kansenshi High School who received K6,000 and a trophy.

“I listened to a lot of good debaters here but unfortunately, some could not express themselves fully because of limited abilities in English. This happens across many other fields in Zambia.”

“It’s regrettable that a young man or young girl would have very good marks in all Sciences and Mathematics but have an 8 or a 7 in English and that pupil will be denied a place at UNZA. Are you telling me that if a pupil can’t pass English then that child is dull?”

Mr Lusambo explained that many advanced nations have embraced the use of their own languages.

“Language is part of our culture. By promoting the use of local languages, we are helping preserve who we are as a people,” he said.

He added,” What we have today is the Queens language, it’s not our language. After many years of Independence, we should be proud of examining our learner in Kaonde, Lunda, Lamba, Tonga, Lozi, Bemba and any of these local languages.

Mr Lusambo also thanked President Edgar Lungu for ordering the reopening of examination classes saying the move was a wise one as it has ensured that learners in exam classes prepare adequately for their exams.

“When His Excellency announced the move, many visionless people including those from the political sector criticized the move but as we speak, all schools went through the full term without recording any Covid-19 cases.”

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School holidays reduced to two weeks

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GENERAL Education Minister Dennis Wanchinga has announced that the school holiday has been reduced to two weeks only to cover up the time that was wasted during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka today, Wanchinga said schools will close on Friday, 28  August 2020 and reopening on Monday 14 September, 2020 and that the two weeks short holiday will continue even next year.
The Minister added that the 2020 General Certificate of Education ( GCE) and grade nine external examinations will be written during the  holiday.

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Lusaka recorded 579 Brought In Deads (BIDs) between 22nd July and 11th August this year 

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THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) says it recorded 579 Brought In Deads (BIDs) between 22nd July and 11th August this year.
LCC Public Relations Manager George Sichimba said said the figures were recorded through the burial permit.
He said out of 1, 396 deaths recorded during the period under review, 579 were BIDs.
And Sichimba in a statement has attributed the rise in the number of BIDs to the failure by people to seek proper medication from health facilities for fear of been tested for COVID-19.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

22 Sep 2020, 1:33 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

14,175 Total Cases
331 Deaths
13,629 Recovered

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