Monthly Archives: May 2019

ZAMBIA CALLS ON AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO IMPROVE EDUCATION SYSTEMS

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE
Maseru -Wednesday 15th May, 2019
Zambia has called on African countries to improve on their education systems in order to competent favorably worldwide.
General Education Minister David Mabumba says provision of quality education will make Africa better and stronger.
Mr. Mabumba was speaking in Maseru, Lesotho during the 10TH Conference for the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA).
He said provision of quality education should be a shared aspiration to all African countries, as such, Zambia remained committed to ensuring that teachers delivered quality education.
Mr. Mabumba said that Zambia, under the leadership of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu would support initiatives aimed at improving education.
He said aspirations for a developed Africa would only be realized once learners are taught by professionally qualified and productive teachers.
Mr. Mabumba urged AFTRA member countries to ensure that the teaching profession was adequately researched and well regulated.
He expressed happiness that Zambia has already operationalized the regulation of the teaching profession through the establishment of the Teaching Council of Zambia.
The Conference attracted the participation of over 10 African countries that included Nigeria, Cameroon Ghana and Kenya.
Other countries are Zambia, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, and Tanzania among others.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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KASAMA ARTS CULTURE AND ZUBA-NI-MOTO LIGHT UP DURBAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL*

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pretoria-Friday 3rd May, 2019

TWO Zambian arts and cultural groups are representing Zambia at the annual African Carnival being held in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa.

“Zuba Ni Moto” and “Kasama Arts Zambia” are among cultural groups that are participating at Africa’s biggest annual carnival and festival celebrations.

Group leader, Patrick Mphakateni says the two Zambian groups have taken advantage of the event to show case Zambian unique traditions, culture and tourism.

Speaking on the side-lines of the Carnival, Mr. Mphakateni said the Carnival provided an opportunity for the two cultural groups to promote Zambia’s tourism on the African continent.

He said art and culture was unifying not only to Zambia but to Africa as a whole as it transcended beyond race, religion and traditional beliefs.

Mr Mphakateni thanked government for giving them an opportunity to represent Zambia at Africa’s biggest cultural event, adding that his groups would remain committed to promoting Zambia’s tourism and arts industry beyond its borders.

The event which was officially launched by South Africa’s Minister of Arts and Tourism, Hon.Nathi Mthethua, attracted the participation of over ten African countries.

It was being held alongside Africa Travel Summit which has attracted over seventeen thousand delegates and exhibitors.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.

press@zambiapretoria.net
Tel: +27(0)12326-1847/97
FAX: +27 (0)12326-2140