22 February 2013

Zambia: Mwanza Is Miss College of Education

AS some are still celebrating and swimming in glories of having scooped the prestigious Mr and Miss Chipata College of Education, others are angered and placing a blame on the adjudicators for practising favouritism during the adjudication.

Some students at the college have described the whole event and its outcome as a shame marred with bias. Could they have been right?

The students had prejudged that Idah Sarah Zulu 18, and Inonge Museto 22, were the favourite to scoop the Miss Chipata College of Education crown but that never turned out to be the case despite what the student prejudged as worthwhile catwalk display by the latter duo.

At least for Museto, she managed to walk away with the first Princess crown but unfortunately nothing came Idah's way.

The two ladies could not hold back their tears after realising that the top crown had eluded them.

The students said it was unfortunate that the adjudicators failed to judge the show accordingly.

"The only problem is that Mr Charles Museteka is our lecturer at the college, a Ms Maina Mwale from Chipata Trades Training Institute is one of the daughters of a lecturer at the college and then Isabel must be familiar to the college activities because of being a teacher.

Last year, the show was much better, unlike this time when biasness has been openly showed," complained one angry student.

The students said there was need to strip off the crowned Mr and Miss Chipata College of Education due to unfairness in the judgment exhibited by the adjudicators.

Despite the criticism from the students, the adjudicators picked Joyce Mwanza 19, and Benson Lungu 19 as Miss and Mr Chipata College of Education.

Lecturers and members of staff at the college who were in attendance also described the beauty pageant judgment as one of the worst.

Chipata College of Education principal James Mvula said he got wind of what had transpired at the show.

"Yes I got wind of what had transpired at the show that there was biasness in the whole judgment but I will find out," he said.

The principal said the students who won had not yet been crowned because of assembly, which was deferred.

"We have not yet crowned those who won because we are just waiting for the assembly in order to do so," Mvula said.

However, Mwanza admitted that adjudicators had a huge task to choose the most beautiful female student and the most handsome male student in the entire college.

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