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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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Embrace Digital Learning as Schools Reopen

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ZAMTEL has urged school administrators, parents and guardians to embrace digital learning even as learners in non-examination classes return to classes today.

Zamtel Corporate Communications Manager Changwe Kabwe noted that learners should be encouraged not to abandon the use of e-learning platforms they adopted during the period when schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr. Kabwe stated that it is critical that school administrators fully integrate some aspects of delivering lessons digitally as part of embracing the New Normal.

He said during the period of school closure, Zamtel observed growing interest from learners to shift to digital learning as an alternative which should not be allowed to die down as classes reopen.

Mr Kabwe said Zamtel launched Smart Revision and the e-Learning portal to help bridge the learning gap created by the school closures and to popularize digital learning.

He said the number of learners interacting with the two platforms on www.smartrevision.co.zm and www.elearning.co.zm since they were launched in April has been encouraging.
“We have seen thousands of learners interacting with the two platforms and we would like that to continue even as these learners return to class today. We should get to a point where digital learning work side by side with conversational modes of delivering education,” Mr Kabwe said.
He announced that Zamtel is working on school based subscription packages which will allow schools to purchase subscriptions for learners.

“We are ready to work with school administrators to ensure that e-Learning is not left by the side as our learners return to class. We need to maintain the gains recorded during the closure period and integrate digital learning into mainstream modes of teaching and learning,” Mr Kabwe said.

Mr Kabwe also announced that Zamtel will soon introduce additional features on its e-learning portal such as online live lessons to be conducted by teachers with approved curriculum by the Ministry of Education.
“What the last few months have shown is that virtual learning is going to be the new Normal and we are excited that these learning tools provided by Zamtel have enabled thousands of learners to access quality education. We are pushing up our efforts to get more schools adopting the use of digital platforms to deliver education services,” Mr Kabwe said.

About Zamtel

Zamtel is Zambia’s only total communication solutions provider. Zamtel is 100 percent owned by the Zambian Government through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), providing voice, data, fixed, internet, MPLS and business continuity services to businesses and individual customers in Zambia. Zamtel is committed to make a difference and empower communities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

This is according to a press statement by  Zamtel Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Unit.

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Lafarge Zambia supports the community through promotion of sport and wellness 

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OVER the years Lafarge Zambia has maintained its commitment to
its corporate social responsibility programs and the commitment to the Chilanga community is steadfast.
With the devastating effects of Covid 19 which has affected many livelihoods, Lafarge Zambia saw it fit to once again aid the Chilanga community through hosting the 8th Annual Lafarge Corporate Golf Day at Chilanga Golf Club – an event that will raise funds to support Junior Golfers, Purchase equipment’s for the club and support the Chilanga community during this pandemic. This act of kindness is well reflected in this year’s Lafarge Corporate Golf Day theme “Supporting the Chilanga community through the Covid-19 crisis”.
Lafarge Zambia Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Khan emphasized during the event that “The Golf tournament brought our partners in a collaborative manner that has produced visible improvements to the golf club and has therefore contributed to the community around Chilanga by providing a sporting facility that enhances the quality of recreational life.
Mr. Khan also mentioned that from last year’s Golf Day, Lafarge enrolled over 50 Junior Golfers in the Junior program, and that many are showing signs of becoming excellent golfers,”
And government represented by Youth, Sports and Child Development Minister Emmanuel Mulenga commended Lafarge Zambia for its contribution to sports and wellness in the country.
Hon. Mulenga in his speech said that he was happy that this year’s golf day focuses on enhancing and continuing the support of the community through against Covid 19.
“This shows how the private sector and the government are working together in this crisis. I’m confident that after all this we will be stronger together as a nation and the world at large. It gives me great pleasure as the Minister of Youth, Sports and Child Development and a golfer, to see that
Chilanga Golf club is working for the benefit of the community,” he added.
Before winding up his speech, Hon. Mulenga use the platform to thank His Excellency President Edgar Lungu for continued guidance in the government’s policy formulation to help improve all
sporting activities in the country, under the new normal, as it plays a significant role in the economic development of the country as well as keeping people healthy.
Minister Mulenga also commended Lafarge Zambia Executives and the Chilanga Golf Club management for always taking the lead in helping the country to promote sports and wellness.
Lafarge Zambia put strict Covid 19 measures into consideration during the entire tournament session to ensure the safety of the golfers and cooperating partners.

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Project Digitize: Take home a brand new laptop through Stanbic Bank Financing

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Calling all Existing and New Stanbic Bank Salary Account Clients. You can now take home a brand new laptop through Stanbic Bank Financing.  Featuring Dell Laptops. All you need is to have a salary account with Stanbic Bank. In partnership with Project Digitize & Dell.

To find out more about our range email kyc@digitze.co.zm/ Whatsapp:0962148178 #Dell #Stanbic #TransformingTechnology #DigitalLife #ProjectDigitize #Zambia #CitizenEnablementProgram #LetsGrowZambia

To learn more: https://digitize.co.zm/enquiry

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

22 Sep 2020, 1:44 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

14,175 Total Cases
331 Deaths
13,629 Recovered

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