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Adrian Scarlett commented on a post on Blogger.
A well articulated and informative piece of writing. This is the best "in a nutshell" version of the amendments to the Constitution of Zambia that I could find! Thank you! 

I have a few concerns about the process and outcomes though and was wondering if you might share your thoughts? Firstly it is worrying that the Constitution could be amended by a  two thirds vote in Parliament rather than by a Referendum. It is ironic that the ruling party was able to pass the amendments through Parliament due to the fact that so many MPs crossed the floor in the first place to join them - particularly from the now defunct MMD! (Some in the MMD might claim it isn't as yet defunct!) 

The 50% + 1 clause interests me. Should the result of the August Election mirror that of last year will there be a run off between the two leading candidates as happens in France? Won't this be expensive and cumbersome? How well informed will people be in advance of the election? ECZ certainly have a mammoth task! 

I can see why the clause about "crossing the floor" was added but wonder at its wisdom. A Member of Parliament's first duty is to represent his/her constituents and sometimes as a matter of principle they may resign the whip. Granted such an incident is rare in any democracy but the principle is important. In this case it seems that the immoral behaviour of a number of opportunist charlatans has led to questionable amendment to the Constitution. 

Finally the US Constitution, with its 27 amendments, has been amended only 17 times since the first 10—which make up the Bill of Rights—were ratified in 1791. Food for thought! 

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Death on the Roads - A humanitarian crisis for Zambia
Many people with limited knowledge of Africa probably think of Poverty, Malaria and HIV/Aids as the major causes of death in countries like Zambia and other parts of Sub Saharan Africa but add to the list Road Traffic Accidents.   35 people killed in Easter...

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The focal point of this post is on a document I designed for Marymount International School, Paris. The document is a diagrammatical representation of the “Bigger Picture” of the curriculum at Marymount with an emphasis on its holistic dimension and the fact that the curriculum is “Mission Driven and Vision Led". 

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Zambia's problems with alcohol abuse
Zambian's the world biggest drinkers WHO evidence shows that Zambian women are
the biggest consumers of alcohol in the world. The horrible reality is that alcohol destroys
lives in Zambia.  The survey shows that Zambia as a na tion
has the worst problem ...

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My latest Thought Leadership piece argues that Differentiated Instruction is about the promotion of human dignity. 

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How a model of low cost private education is the best way to teach children living in poverty. Professor James Tooley's arguments are compelling. 

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My latest Blog entry challenges an article in the Guardian that was critical of the standard of In Service Training in International Schools. I argue that actually most accredited international schools offer better INSET than is offered at domestic level in the English speaking world.
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