Government abolishes quota system at tertiary education level; JCE reinstated

  By Duncan Mlanjira The quota that was introduced by Government in 1987 used to select successful students for tertiary education has been abolished and at the same time the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE), which was abolished has been reinstated. This was announced in Lilongwe on Thursday by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda, saying based on numerous interventions government has put in place, coupled with numerous consultations with the society and academia, there is…

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Government reaffirms its commitment to construct 250 day secondary schools and 100 community ones

By Duncan Mlanjira Government has reaffirmed its commitment and has already commenced the process to construct 250 day secondary schools and 100 community day ones across the country. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda on Thursday in Lilongwe, saying this is being done under the Secondary Education Expansion Development (SEED) Project and the Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary (EQUALS) projects.  “You would agree with me that this is a game…

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Football legend Kennedy Malunga in the country ready to impress Malawians on worth creation through CROWD1

By Duncan Mlanjira South Africa-based football legend Kennedy Malunga has arrived in Malawi ready to impress his compatriots on the attractive benefits that is being offered through the online network business, CROWD1 Marketing. He is in the company of CROWD1’s directors and international financial, Peter Chawanda and Derrick Robert, who are set to host a number of seminars on life changing business opportunity that will be held first at Dorvic Hotel on Thursday and Friday and Malawi Sun on…

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NBS Bank Plc now on smooth path; registers K4.46 billion profit after tax

By Duncan Mlanjira NBS Bank Plc and NBS Forex Bureau Limited’s financial performance has tremendously improved in the past two years and as at the end of 31 December 2019, they registered K4.46 billion profit after tax. This represents a growth of 162% above the profit after tax of K1.699 billion reported in a similar period of 2018.  The financial results were announced on Wednesday at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre that attracted shareholders and other business partners, where…

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NICO Holdings sponsors K1.5m for Malawi Insurance Institute annual charter dinner

By Duncan Mlanjira As a gesture of solidarity, the country’s leading financial service provider, NICO Holdings has sponsored K1.5 million towards the successful hosting of the annual charter dinner where Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) awards students who have completed their studies in insurance. The charter dinner will be held on Saturday, February 29 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre where the members are also going to usher in a new committee. The cheque presentation was done by NICO…

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International response needed to combat East Africa’s locust outbreak

China.org.cn The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects devour millions of hectares of vegetation in their cross-border migration, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in the region. The desert locust, which can travel 150 km in a single day, is deemed the most devastating of locusts.  A small swarm covering one square km can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people in a day, said the…

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Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

BBC News Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — ousted by the military in 2011 — has died in Cairo at the age of 91, Egyptian state news confirmed on Tuesday Al-Watan website reported that Mubarak, who underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered, died at a military hospital. On Saturday, however, Mubarak’s son Alaa said that the former president remained in intensive care.  Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular…

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Airtel share price goes up by 44% on day of listing

By Duncan Mlanjira Airtel Malawi officially listed on Malawi Stock Exchange on Monday February 24, 2020 and by close of business its shares had gone up by 44 percent from the K12.69 that was offered through the Initial Public Offer (IPO) to K17.99 per share. This was disclosed on Monday evening at a cocktail held at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre to celebrate the official listing with various clients and stakeholders where Airtel Malawi’s Managing Director Charles Kamoto its…

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Super League coaches urged to embrace modern coaching technology

Maravi Express Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says the game has evolved a lot and the use of technolgy in analysing team perfomance and opponents is the game changer in modern football. Nyamilandu said this on Monday when he officially opened a two-day refresher course for Super League and senior national team coaches at Mpira Village in Bantyre where he urged elite league coaches to embrace the use of technology in their coaching as one way…

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South African expert concludes 1st phase of lifesaving skills training for Nkhata Bay youths

By Duncan Mlanjira South African lifesaving examiner, Deon Woodley has successfully concluded what he described as the first phase of imparting lifeguard and rescue skills to local youths of Nkhoma Bay District in the drive to prevent and stop drowning along the shores of Lake Malawi. Woodley arrived in the country on Monday, February 17 and proceeded to travel to Nkhata Bay the following on day with Lytton Mabeti, a qualified lifeguard by professional and swimming instructor at St….

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