15 November 2018
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Blantyre, April 5, 2017: The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) says it is set to administer the 2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PLSCE) Examinations scheduled to start on May 17, 2017. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Wednesday, MANEB Spokesperson, Simeon Maganga, said the Board…
Mangochi, April 4, 2017: People in the country have been assured that the Higher Education Students Loan and Grants Board (HESLGB) will continue to mobilise resources to help needy and deserving students’ to access tertiary education.   HESLGB Executive Director, Chris Chisoni made the assurance on Tuesday at Nankhwali Community…
Chikwawa, March 30. 2017: Member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa North Constituency, Harry Thomson has donated 40 desks to St Michaels Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in an effort to help improve education standards in the district. Donating the desks on Wednesday, Thompson said it was his goal to ensure…
Dedza, March 29, 2017: Communities under Group Village Head (GVH) Mganja in the area of Traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza have established a fund to help improve the economic welfare of caregivers for their Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs). Speaking during the launch of the fund Wednesday, Senior Chief Kachindamoto…
Mchinji, March 29, 2017: Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) on Monday organised a motivation session for girls in Mchinji to inspire them to stay in school.  Speaking when he opened the session which drew girls from seven secondary schools in the district supported by CAMFED, Acting District Education Manager for…
Lilongwe, March 28, 2017: Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) Cooperative Union Limited says it will soon open an agriculture college in Mchinji which will among others train people on livestock production, seed multiplication, irrigation farming and agribusiness. The first college to be operated by the cooperative union body in…
Machinga, March 28, 2017:  Machinga District Council has bemoaned high levels of girl dropout rates in schools despite their commitment to keeping them in school.  Machinga District Council Chair, Margret Uladi made the remarks over the weekend at Ngokwe Community Day Secondary School. She said this during events to promote…
Salima, March26, 2017: The First Lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika has given bursary to five underprivileged girls from Msalula Community Day Secondary School in Salima. The bursary which is worth K 60,000 per year for each beneficiary was handed over by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu at…
Blantyre, March 26, 2017: The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) Thursday engaged Meteorology and Climate Science Students from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in a public lecture on clouds as one was of commemorating the World Meteorological Day. DCCMS’s Head of Public Services, Eleanor Kululanga…
Mchinji, March 23, 2017: Police in Mchinji district Wednesday arrested 15 students from Chimteka Community Day Secondary School who allegedly planned to vandalize school property. Chimteka CDSS Head teacher, Clement Mponda told Mana that on Wednesday around 01:00 a.m. he was tipped by some students that a group of angry…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...