Malawi’s Africa Science Week ends with a science fair in Zomba

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi version of the Africa Science Week’s Next Einstein Forum (NEF) was concluded with an exhibition science fair held at St. Anthony Community Day Secondary School at Thondwe in Zomba on Monday. Africa Science Week is an initiative set by the African Institute of Mathematical Science (AIMS) and the theme of the science fair at St. Anthony’s was Igniting the Power of Science where the students displayed various scientific innovations. After sampling what the learners…

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Malawi focuses on strong role model mentorship for school girls to pursue their career dreams in sciences

  By Duncan Mlanjira Most school girls in Malawi are not motivated enough to pursue careers in sciences because they do not have role models they can look up to to shape them plan their academic studies towards achieving that destiny. This was echoed at the Malawi version of the Africa Science Week’s Next Einstein Forum (NEF)held at Lotus Hotel at Namiwawa in Blantyre — an initiative set by the African Institute of Mathematical Science (AIMS). During panel discussions,…

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Polytechnic management sends students back home after fire guts one hostel block

  By Duncan Mlanjira Management at the Polytechnic in Blantyre have been forced to temporarily close down the college due to the fire that has gutted down Nyika hostel block on Tuesday afternoon until a temporary solution is identified. Through a communique signed by acting Registrar Y.D. Chilinde, all the students, even those whose hostels were not affected, were ordered to vacate the college for home by 6pm on Tuesday evening, a few hours after the fire. The fire…

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Lack of disability friendly infrastructures a big challenge in schools

  By Andrew Mkonda, MANA Foundation for Community Support Service (FOCUS) says there is need for different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to team up and compliment government efforts of providing conducive education environment to children with physical disabilities in schools. FOCUS Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kondwani Winga said the lack of disability friendly infrastructures in some schools in the country continue to remain a big challenge to children with physical disabilities.  Wings said this during supervision exercise the organisation conducted…

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10 students drilled in advanced ICT by Huawei in China

  By Fostina Mkandawire, MANA The 10 students that traveled to China under Huawei sponsorship for a two-week Seeds for the Future training program, arrived back in the country on Sunday after undergoing training in latest technological advancements. Speaking on arrival at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, one of the students, Nighe Gwaza — who is studying computer Science at DMI St John the Baptist University — described the trip as insightful, saying at Huawei headquarters in China…

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Jacaranda Foundation maintaining 32-year tradition of French drama festivals

By Duncan Mlanjira Jacaranda Foundation is maintaining the 32-year old the national French drama and in March 2020, six secondary schools from the three regions are expected to showcase their talent in creativity coupled with French language articulation. The six schools qualified through regional finals held last Saturday under the theme ‘Climate Change’, and they are Zomba Catholic and Jacaranda from the Southern Region, Marymount and Kaseghe from the North, Likuni Boys and Robert Blake from the Centre, who…

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Cultural practices fueling child marriages, Navicha

By Moses Nyirenda, MANA Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Thom Navicha has said some cultural practices are fueling the increase of child marriages in the country. She made the remarks on Wednesday during the 30th commemoration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was held at Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe. Navicha, who was the guest of honor at the function, said her ministry is concerned with the increase…

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Mchinji Police arrest 12 students over school vandalism

By Sarah Munthali, MANA Police in Mchinji have arrested 12 students of Magawa Secondary School for vandalising school property during Tuesday night. The arrests were part of police interventions to restore peace at the school. Mchinji Police spokersperson, Kaitano Lubrino said the students vandalised school property in reaction to the school authority’s move to suspend a student who had a radio, contrary to school rules. “Police investigations established that the suspension of the student did not go well with…

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Chiefs, CSOs, stakeholders sign agreement on ending child marriages

By Grace Kapatuka, MANA Traditional Chiefs, Civil Society Organisations and other stakeholders from six districts of the country on Tuesday signed an agreement to end child marriage at a ceremony that took place in Salima. The signing ceremony took place after a thre- day annual conference on girls’ education and youth sexual reproductive health rights organized by Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE) whose aim was to give a platform to young boys and girls from six…

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All set for Malawi Africa Science Week celebration

By Chipambano Mbewe  Organisers of this year’s Africa Science Week (ASW) have said preparations for the third edition of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which is an initiative of the African Institute of Mathematical Science (AIMS), is set and that the weeklong celebration is expected to take place in the country from November 27 to December 1, 2019.  Malawi has joined a total of 35 countries in the Africa Science Week whose period starts from October to December every…

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