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30 August 2020

A Zambian Student Scoops Best Female Research Project Medal in Africa

Chikondi, a second year IT student at Chalimbana University participated in a competitive educational programme and came up with a research project paper titled “Food Security in Africa”. Read more

Mushimba Announces New Zambia Qualifications Authority Board of Directors

The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Eng. Brian Mushimba inaugurated eleven (11) new Board of Directors for the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA). Read more

UNZA Don Appointed

The University of Zambia Lecturer under the Institute of Distance Education Dr Francis Simui has been nominated as a member of Advisory Board of the Network of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Multimodal Self-Directed Learning in Southern Africa (NOMSA). Read more

UNZALARU, UNZA Recognition Agreement Back

A JUDGE has reversed the termination of a recognition agreement between the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) and the University of Zambia (UNZA) council. Read more

31 July 2020

Dr. Mushimba, Emphasizes Skills Keep the Economy Moving

Higher Education Minister Dr. Brian C. Mushimba officially launched the World Youth Skills celebrations under the theme “Skills Keep the Economy Moving.” Read more

…K500, 000 COVID – 19 Emergency Research Grants

Higher Education Minister Dr. Brian Mushimba handed over K500, 000 emergency research grants towards 5 proposals for the immediate funding of the county’s Scientific Community to make a contribution towards combating the covid – 19 pandemic. Read more

Zambia Qualifications Act, Framework Enhancement Advances

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame disclosed that the Government through Ministry of Higher Education is enhancing the Zambia Qualification Authority Act,… Read more


30 June 2020

Government Asks China for Funds to Complete New University

Zambia has asked China to expedite a US$255 million loan to finish construction of a university named after its second president, Frederick Chiluba, according to local news sources. Read more

What’s the Future of Online Higher Education in Africa?

At one point during the global COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion young people in 161 countries were out of school – close to 80 per cent of the world’s enrolled students. Read more

Universities to Start Phased Reopening, But is it too Soon?

The Zambian government’s plan to start reopening universities on 1 July has sparked concerns among lecturer unions and students that the move comes too early, and could see COVID-19 spread like wildfire among the student body and academics. Read more


31 May 2020

Foreign Students to Access Learning

Foreign students pursuing their studies in the Zambian universities will be provided with provisions to access teaching and learning. Read more

Former Post Graduate Students Embrace MOHE

As a result of low ratios of females compared to males progressing to postgraduate level in science related fields, the Ministry designed a supportive pedagogy platform to encourage female participation so as to increase the ratio of candidates. Read more

Innovative Solutions Taking Shape Amidst COVID -19

Higher Education Minister Dr. Brian Mushimba handed over K100,000 to the University of Zambia, being monetary support from the National Technology and Business Centre (NTBC) a statutory institution under the Ministry. Read more

Students Attend Yaka! Baka! Conference in Zambia

Three young female students from Chancellor College recently attended the Yaka! Baka! Feminist Arts Festival in Zambia. Read more


30 April 2020

Africa Must have Research and Treatment Tailored to its Reality

Africa is often described as the “next frontier” in the global economy but malaria — both driven by and causing poverty — still chokes economic growth. Yet we have made advances to break that cycle in recent years. Read more

Extension of Student Loans to Private Universities Welcomed

The Zambia National Students Union has commended President Edgar Lungu and Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba for the decision to extend the student loan scheme to private universities. Read more


31 March 2020

Closure of the University of Zambia (UNZA) due to Covid-19 Pandemic

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate, at its meeting held yesterday, Wednesday, 18th March 2020, decided to close the University following the directive and guidance from the Ministry of Health effective Friday, 20th March 2020.  Read more


28 February 2020

Dr Francis Mangeni Donates 10 Copies of His Book to UNZA

Director of Trade Customs and Monetary Affair of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Dr Francis Mangeni, has donated 10 copies to the University of Zambia (UNZA) of the book he co-authored with Calestous Juma, entitled “Emergent Africa – Evolution of Economic Integration”. Read more

UNZA VC Tours Maize Processing & Milling Plant

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Luke Mumba, has thanked Government for giving the institution of higher learning the Maize Processing and Milling Plant for training and revenue generation. Read more


31 January 2020

Higher Education PS Urges ISAB Find Alternative Sources of ACEs Funding

Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary, Mrs Kayula Siame,  has called upon the International Scientific Advisory Board to assist the Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA)… Read more

UNZA Enters into A Strategic Partnership with Xjtu

…Ministry of Higher Education Ms Kayula Siame led a delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Zambia to Shaanxi Province in Xian City where  Professor Luke Mumba, on behalf of the University of Zambia signed an overall strategic cooperation memorandum of understanding with Xian Jiaotong University (XJTU)… Read more

UNZA, Makerere Launch Weather Phone Predicting App

The University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Agricultural Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture of Makerere University and the University of California has launched a weather phone app called CROPWIS which is capable of predicting weather forecast and real-time satellite meteorology to farmers. Read more

Zambia Shuts Down Three Universities for Violations

In Zambia, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) announced Tuesday that three universities have been deregistered and are prevented from any further operations. Read more


31 December 2019

Higher Education PS Urges ISAB Find Alternative Sources of ACEs Funding

Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary, Mrs Kayula Siame,  has called upon the International Scientific Advisory Board to assist the Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA)… Read more

How I Discovered the Many Versions of ‘Home’

…Truth be told, no one prepared me for what awaited me, especially in a foreign country, the adventure of learning new ways of life, unlearning and relearning new norms. Read more

Full Speech Delivered by the Minister of Higher Education at RUFORUM AGM In Cape Coast, Ghana…

Zambia is currently implementing the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) which underpins the Country’s aspiration to of becoming a prosperous middle-income country in line with its Vision 2030. Read more

UB to Research on Doping in Botswana, Zambia and Papua New Guinea

The University of Botswana will embark on research that will focus on Anti- Doping Education and Consideration/Intention of Using Prohibited Substances in Botswana, Zambia and Papua New Guinea, thanks to a 2020 World Anti-Doping Agency research grant. Read more

University Increases Registration Fees by Over 100%

Zambia’s Copperbelt University has upped registration fees by over 100% as students report for the new academic year. Read more

UNZA Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Xjtu

…Ministry of Higher Education Ms Kayula Siame led a delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Zambia to Shaanxi Province in Xian City… Read more

UNZA Student Develops Body Spray Prototype for Asthmatic, Hypertensive Patients

The University of Zambia fourth-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy has developed a prototype of a body spray which can be used as well as prevent attacks on asthmatic and hypertensive patients. Read more


30 November 2019

Government Vows to Maintain Public Universities

Zambia’s Higher Education Minister Brian Mushimba says the government will maintain the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University as the country’s premier learning institutions in the wake of the mushrooming of private universities… Read more


31 October 2019

HEA Director general: Quality Higher Education Ensures Zambia’s Independence 

Higher Education Authority (HEA) Director General, Professor Stephen Simukanga, has stated that safeguarding the provision of quality higher education in Zambia ensures the continued preservation of Zambia’s independence. Read more

Lawyers can’t Spell or Write Meaningful Sentences Says ZIALE

Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education ZIALE says some prospect lawyers sitting Bar entry exams cannot spell or construct meaningful sentences. Read more


30 September 2019

Students Protest Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Zambian students have staged violent demonstrations against xenophobic attacks in South Africa, protests that have since been condemned by Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu. Read more

University of Zambia is the Best University in Zambia

One of the world’s leading research entities, the Spanish National Research Council, has ranked The University of Zambia the best University in Zambia for the year 2019. Read more


31 July 2019

“Global Challenges Requires Science-Based Responses Towards Sustainable Solutions”

UNESCO was positioned to foster such solutions through its international science programmes and policy advice, with its unique UN mandate encompassing a broad scope of scientific field. Read more

HEA Welcomes New Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Mushimba, MP

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has welcomed with great delight the appointment of Honourable Dr. Brian Mushimba, MP, as the new Minister of Higher Education. Read more

Honorary Degrees for Two Presidents Spark Backlash

The University of Zambia (UNZA) last weekend awarded Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa honorary doctorates in law for exceptional leadership and upholding the rule of law, triggering a backlash. Read more


30 June 2019

First Ever Higher Education Policy Launched

The Ministry of Higher Education has launched its first ever National Higher Education policy, with a call for the Zambian citizens to view education as a key driver of economic and social development. Read more


31 May 2019

Government Applauds UNZA For Developing the Quality Assurance Framework

Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Nkandu Luo, has commended the University of Zambia (UNZA) for launching the Quality Assurance Framework document. Read more

UNZA, LWSCO Sign MoU Focusing on Research, Water Supply and Sanitation

The University of Zambia (UNZA) through the School of Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) to work together on research that focuses on water supply and sanitation. Read more

UNZA Signs MoU with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services

The University of Zambia (UNZA) through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) aimed at offering training programmes intended to develop critical skills in the staff at the Ministry and the country at large. Read more

Vocational Studies Students Changes Dept of Science Technical and Vocational Education Face Look

Students studying Vocational Education has been doing their hands on practicals that has left a significant change to the face look of the Department of Science Technical and Vocational Education (DSTVE). Read more


30 April 2019

ABB Hands Over Mini-Grid High Voltage Substation to UNZA School of Engineering

The University of Zambia (UNZA), through the School of Engineering, has received a digitally empowered high-voltage substation, which will be used for hands-on training for the students in the School of Engineering. Read more

Remarks by the Chairperson of the Caretaker Committee of Council at the Launch of the UNZA Industrial Printer

Hon Minister, this is the second opportunity I am privileged to be associated with in the work we have been doing to turn around the University of Zambia and promote income generation. Read more

UNZA, Mika Group of Hotels Sign MoU to Support Publishing of Journals

The University of Zambia through UNZA Press has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mika Hotels to help in the publishing of the ZANGO, Journal of Contemporary Issues. Read more


31 March 2019

Continued Go-Slow by Lecturers Likely to Downgrade Ratings of UNZA and CBU

Copperbelt University-Academic Union president Dr. Derrick Ntalasha says the continued go-slow by lecturers at the University and University of Zambia UNZA has the potential to downgrade the ratings of the two learning institutions globally. Read more

Higher Education Authority Reinstates the Registration Status of Three Universities

The Higher Education Authority has reinstated the registration status of City University of Science and Technology-Lusaka South Campus, Harvest University, and Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM). Read more

PhD is Easy, If You Are Dedicated: So People Still Have Issues with Hon. Dr. Brian Mushimba’s PhD from UNZA?

This is the path that mostly those who wish to take on a purely academic path embark on. It requires a minimum of one year of higher-level academic training in the core courses of the degree one is embarking on. Read more


28 February 2019

Students Act Over Scrapped Meal Allowances

Zambian students have approached parliament and are resolved to go to court if government does not reverse its decision to scrap meal allowances, a move they say is unlawful. Read more


31 January 2019

Govt Abolishes Meal Allowances for University Students

With effect from January 2019, government will no longer pay meal allowances to University of Zambia or Copperbelt University students, Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo has revealed in this audio. Read more

UNZA Enters into Agreement with Japan’s Gifu University to Develop Maintenance Experts for The Road Sector

The University of Zambia has entered into an agreement with Gifu University to ensure sustainable human capital development in the road sector in Zambia and the region. Read more


31 December 2018

Aceidha Wins Praises from World Bank & Government

Minister of Higher Education, Hon. Prof. Nkandu Luo, MP, said that the partnership between the Government and the World Bank through the Africa Centre of Excellence of Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) at the University of Zambia would assist in transforming various aspects of higher education and improve the research capacity in the country. Read more

Higher Education Authority Rejects Institutions and Programmes

19 institutions applied for registration but were not registered due to inadequacies in their applications following inspections and scrutiny of applications for registration as HEIs. Read more

Russia Unveils Plans for Nuclear Education Centre

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is assisting Zambia in establishing a nuclear education centre that will enhance inter-university cooperation by training qualified personnel to work in the field of nuclear technology. Read more

UNZA & Hunan Partner in Postgraduate Training

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has entered into a strategic alliance with Hunan Normal University (HUNNU) to support postgraduate training in Chinese language under the Confucius Institute. Read more


31 October 2018

UNZA Introduced Two New Degree Programmes

The University of Zambia is proud to announce the introduction of two new degree programmes in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences under the Department of Media and Communication Studies. Read more


30 September 2018

University of Zambia Sold to Chinese

We demand explanation on the sale of UNZA and it is an open secret that Ridgeway camps will be moved to Mwembeshi. Read more


31 August 2018

Government to Reduce Years on How One Spends to Get A Diploma

Minister of Higher Education Prof Nkandu Luo says government is considering to reduce the duration students spend to obtain a Diploma. Read more

The PF Government Is Broke, EX UNZA, CBU Students to be Extorted of Bursary Scholarships at 15% Interest Going Back to 2004

The magnitude of the PF government’s financial problems is quickly coming to light, the burden of the excessive national debt is now breaking the camel’s back. The chickens are coming home to roost! In an unexpected announcement, the PF government will start deducting from salaries of all former UNZA and CBU students who were on bursary schemes going back to 2004. Read more


30 June 2018

Seven Suspended UNZA Students Sue Management

We the 7 suspended university of Zambia students have sued the university of Zambia management for illegally suspending us without following the due right procedure. Read more

Unesco Grant Moono Scholarship to Study Witchcraft

I am happy to announce that I am one of the recipients of the UNESCO scholarship to study for a Bachelor of Science in Intangible Cultural Heritage with a Major in Witchcraft and a Minor in Anthropology. Read more


30 December 2017

EIZ Calls For Innovative Driven Economy

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has called for  an engineering and innovation driven economy to sustain the country’s economic growth. Read more

Government to Create a Cyber City to Catalyse Education, Research And Innovation

The Zambia Cyber City will be a business innovation hub, comprising workshops, light manufacturing facilities, Data center to catalyse education research and innovation for small and medium enterprises. Read more

I am not happy – Luo ….Minister tells Parley Police Were Too Heavy-Handed in Quelling Disturbance at Coppebelt University

The Government has condemned the manner in which police deployed at the Copperbelt University (CBU) to quell a protest by students over delayed meal allowances executed their duties leading to reported cases of some students being brutalized. Read more

New University to Boost Higher Education Sector Expansion

Zambia has started the process of building a US$110 million university in honour of its late second president Frederick Chiluba as part of national efforts to expand access to higher education and accommodate the increasing number of young people emerging from the growing secondary school sector. Read more

Tighten Regulations around Academic Qualifications

An academician and consultant Peter Machungwa has urged the Government to tighten regulation around academic qualifications because misuse of titles like doctorates and professorship is damaging the image of the country and demeans the value of education. Read more


30 October 2017

Increased Budgetary Allocation to Enhance Education

The sector in Zambia has universities, colleges, trades schools, secondary, primary and early childhood. Though we have two ministries, namely General Education and Higher Education, they are dependent on each other. Read more

Intervene In University Of Zambia Fees

The Zambia National Students’ Union (ZANASU) has appealed to the Ministry of Higher Education to intervene in the increment of fees at the University of Zambia (UNZA) saying if left unchecked, many poor students would be denied access to education. Read more

Zambia, Russia Sign Education Deal

The Ministry of Higher Education has entered into an agreement with the People’s Friendship University of Russia which will see Zambia become a regional cluster centre for academic activities. Read more


15 September 2017

Israel Set to Support National Skills Development

The Minister of Higher Education led a team comprising representatives from her Ministry, the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University to a series of engagements with strategic institutions in Israel. Read more

UNZA Graduates 468 Health Professionals

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has produced 468 graduates who were pursuing various health-based degree programmes from its Ridgeway campus who have already been handed over to Government for deployment in different health institutions across the country in 2017. Read more

UNZA Introduces 4 New Health-Based Degree Programmes

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has introduced new health-based degree programmes at its Ridgeway campus in Lusaka in its efforts to meet emerging health issues and adequately equip its students. Read more


31 August 2017

Naqez Urges Proper Support towards Unbundling of Unza

The National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has said the Government’s intention to break down the University of Zambia (UNZA) into five university colleges should be backed by appropriate support in order to achieve the intended goals. Read more

Unza Broken Up

ABINET has approved the restructuring of the University of Zambia (UNZA) into separate, specialised colleges. The university colleges will be defined under the following faculties: Medicine, Education, Agriculture and Veterinary medicine, Engineering, Mines and Minerals, and Humanities and Arts. Read more


15 August 2017

Allow Defaulting Students to Write Exams

Movement for Economic Empowerment and Democracy (MEED) has called on the University of Zambia (UNZA) management not to bar students who have not cleared their fees from writing examinations. Read more

Parents Should Prepare for Kids’ University Education

University education anywhere in the world is not cheap; it requires adequate financial preparation. The sad reality is, however, that people want to start running around for tuition fees after their children have been given acceptance letters and thereafter the sustenance of their children in university becomes a perpetual miracle. Read more

Private Sector Support towards Education Vital

Minister of Higher Education has bemoaned the lack of private sector support to advancement of tertiary learning in the country. Read more


15 July 2017

Dr Gbm: Commonwealth University Confers Gbm with Honorary Doctorate

Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM has joined the race for honorary doctorates after the Commonwealth University conferred him with a honorary degree in Business Administration. Read more

Government, UNZA Sign Us$ 6 Million Deal

Government of the Republic of Zambia and the University of Zambia have signed a US$6 million Performance and Funding Agreement for the African Centre of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (ACEEZD). Read more

Non-Payment of Tuition Fees by UNZA Students

Recently, a statement has been issued in the media suggesting some students were being denied access to education on account of failure to settle fees due. Read more

UNZA Holds Southern African Comparative & History of Education Society Conference

The Conference was held under the theme, “Globalization in Education and Local Development” and was convened jointly by the University of Zambia’s School of Education and the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society whose headquarters is in Pretoria, South Africa. Read more

UNZA Launches Americas Alumni Relations & Advancement Branch Network

The University of Zambia launched the Americas UNZA Alumni Relations and Advancement Branch Network at the Ambassador’s Residence, Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Washington DC United States of America. Read more


30 June 2017

Entrance Exams to Raise Graduates’ Calibre

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has said the Government’s intention to introduce entrance examinations for college and university students will raise the calibre of graduates being produced at institutions of higher learning. Read more

Investment in Education of Youths Important

One of the greatest achievements of the concept of human development since its articulation in 1990 is that it has succeeded in re-orienting the analysis of development towards the main dimensions of choices made by human beings; that is, the expansion of their capacity to live increasingly long, materially and spiritually enriching lives. Read more

University Suspends 50 Students for a Year over Protests

The country’s Mulungushi University has suspended 50 students, including student union leaders, for a year following recent riots over fees that students say are unaffordable. Read more

Unza Launches Education for Sustainable Development in Mineral Resources Management Project

The University of Zambia in conjunction the African Development Bank have launched the Education for Sustainable Development in Natural Mineral Resources Management project, which will be executed by the University’s School of Mines under the Mineral Processing and Metallurgy Department. Read more


15 May 2017

Luo Extinguishes UNZA Riots

Sunday night’s rioting at the University of Zambia in Lusaka spilt into, Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo responded by suspending all activities of the student’s union. Read more

55 Tertiary Institutions Registered

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has registered 55 higher education institutions countrywide in accordance with the provisions of the Higher Education Act Number 4 of 2013. Read more


30 April 2017

59 Mulungushi Varsity Students Released

Police in Kabwe have released the 59 students at Mulungushi University who were arrested on Tuesday for rioting over the hike in tuition fees at the learning institution. Read more

Construction Works at Chalimbana University Stalled

Construction works at Chalimbana University in Chongwe have stalled because the contractor Government engaged to undertake the project has been liquidated. Read more

‘Paul Mushindo University to Complete Soon

Residents have been urged to stay calm as Government will expedite the completion of the Paul Mushindo University project in in Chinsali. Read more

UoA Appoints Zambia’s First Female Chancellor

Ruth Mubanga has been appointed chancellor of the University of Africa, making history of being first female to ascend to that position in Zambia. Read more

Varsities Producing Dull Graduates Face Down-Grade

Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has threatened to down-grade institutions of higher learning that produce non-performing graduates. Read more


15 March 2017

Calm Returns at CBU’s Riverside Campus after Unrest over Meal Allowances

The Copperbelt University (CBU) management says calm has returned to the university following a student unrest. Read more

UNZA Bursaries Increased From 2,009 to 2,653

Government has increased the number of students who have been selected for bursary for the University of Zambia (UNZA) 2016/2017 academic year from 2,009 to 2,653. Read more

UNZA Mourns Zimbabwe Open University Vice Chancellor

The Council, Senate, Management and staff of the University Zambia would like express their profound sadness over the passing on of Zimbabwe Open University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Primrose Kurasha. Read more


31 January 2017

Need To Revamp Varsities in Zambia

In a country that started with 100 university graduates at independence, the rapid expansion of universities is welcome. Read more

UNZA Needs Reforms to Be Profitable-Luo

Government says the University of Zambia needs to be restructured to make it a more profitable public university in the country and the region. Read more


15 November 2016

Technical Education Significant in Economic Development

Government says technical education and vocation training (TEVETA) play a significant role in the economic development of any nation. Read more

Peace Not Just Absence of Guns

Peace is not just the absence of guns but also being free of psychological problems because one’s needs are taken care of, says Higher Education Minister during the commemoration of World Science Day for Peace and Development. Read more


31 October 2016

Nortec Student Riots after Zesco Extends Load Shedding Hours

Northern Technical College students on Wednesday night rioted over extended load shedding by Zesco which they say is affecting their academic performance. Read more

University of Lusaka Executive MBA in Leadership and Wealth Creation Students on 10-day Tour of Israel

Twenty University of Lusaka (UNILUS) students have expressed joy over their 10-day tour in Israel because it will equip them with knowledge on how that country transformed itself into a powerhouse in technology, entrepreneurship and wealth creation in the midst of scarce natural resources. Read more

UNZA Course Materials Will Pass HEA Test’

We are confident that the University of Zambia (UNZA) course materials we submitted to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) will meet their requirements and pass the quality check because we have enhanced our performance and professionalism. Read more


15 September 2016

Skilled Youths Key Drivers of Economy

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has called for aggressive funding of youth informal skills as they are key drivers and contributors of all economic sectors. Read more

UNZA Churns Out 117 Medical Doctors

The University of Zambia (UNZA)’s School of Medicine has produced the largest ever number of graduates in one intake and has pledged to help the government plug the human resource gap in the health sector. Read more

UNZA on Go-Slow

University of Zambia workers are on go-slow following the government’s failure to pay their salaries on time. Read more

Zambia Open University Prides in Academic Excellence

Over 900 students have qualified to be conferred with diplomas and degrees and the private learning institution has recorded the first cohort of candidates who obtained the Public Administration degree. Read more


31 August 2016

Eden, CBU Partner in Education Delivery

Education is now a term that our ears are attuned to. Since time immemorial, education has been a priority in Zambia. Read more

How Nkrumah University Is Transforming

Among the measures the government has taken to train more secondary school teachers is the upgrading of Nkrumah College of Education in Kabwe into a university. Read more

Investment in Women’s Education Key

Founder of the Women’s University in Africa Hope Sadza has called for investment in women’s education because women are an integral part of development. Read more


31 July 2016

Court Acquits 14 UNZA Students

The Lusaka Magistrates’ Court on Monday acquitted 14 University of Zambia students after police informed the court that they could not link them to the offence of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace. Read more

Fast-Track Diploma in Information & Communication Technologies for In-Service Teachers

The University of Zambia, School of Education, Department of Library and Information Science has introduced a special Fast-Track Diploma course for Teachers. Read more

Vodafone, Ecobank Ink Student Support Deal

Vodafone Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ecobank Zambia to provide financial business support worth US$50,000 to 250 students at five tertiary education institutions in Zambia. Read more


15 July 2016

Luapula University named after FTJ

President renamed Luapula University after former President Frederick Chiluba. Read more


30 June 2016

Govt Counsels Students Abroad

Foreign Affairs Minister has urged Zambian students in South Korea to return home after completing their University education so that they can contribute to national development. Read more

Government Transforms Robert Makasa into CBU Faculty

Government has announced that it has transformed the recently constructed Robert Kapasa Makasa in Chinsali into a faculty of the Copperbelt University. Read more

World Bank Approves U$6million to UNZA Vet Dept

The World Bank has approved a $6 million funding for the implementation of the Africa Centre of Excellence in Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (ACEEZD) by the University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Veterinary Medicine. Read more


15 June 2016

Mulungushi University Undergoes a Facelift

Government is spending in excess of One Hundred Million Kwacha for infrastructure upgrade at Mulungushi University in Kabwe. Read more

Students Condemn UNZA Jubilee Violence

The Evelyn Hone College Students Union (EHCOSU) has condemned violence that erupted during the golden jubilee celebrations at the University of Zambia (UNZA) between supporters of the United Party for National Development (UPND) and Patriotic Front (PF). Read more

Unza Students Ponder Revolt over Meal Allowances

Trouble is brewing at the University of Zambia with students threatening to again take to the Great East Road if they are not paid outstanding allowances. Read more


15 May 2016

Expelled CBU Students Apologise to Lungu, Kaingu

The 12 expelled students at the Copperbelt University have apologised to the President over what they termed huge embarrassment they caused to the nation. Read more

Government to Construct Seven New Trades Schools

Government has released K44 million towards the construction of seven new trades training institutions in districts that did not previously have any training institute. Read more

Never Sacrifice Quality of Education

An educational body has expressed grave worry that most emerging colleges and universities around Zambia are operating with very poor infrastructure and ill-qualified personnel. Read more


30 April 2016

Govt Justifies College Relocation

Higher Education Deputy Minister says government carried out wide consultations with various stakeholders before relocating the construction of college of mathematics and science from Kabompo to Solwezi. Read more

CBU Lecturers Want Kaingu Reprimanded

Copperbelt University lecturers have asked Parliament to reprimand Michael Kaingu for flouting the law in his management of universities, which is posing a great danger to the country’s democracy and rule of law. Read more

CBU Students Sign Commitment to Rules

The Copperbelt University (CBU), which was indefinitely closed over two months ago due to students’ unrest, has re-opened. Read more

CBU Set To Re-Open

Finally Copperbelt University students will get back to their school routine after the more than two months closure. Read more

UNZA Finally Re-opens Amid New Security Measures

The University of Zambia will finally get back to academic business after a more than two months forced closure. Read more

Zambia Needs More Open, Distance Courses

Minister of Higher Education has called on higher learning institutions to introduce more open and distance courses to contribute to empowerment of Zambians as well as social and economic development of the country. Read more


15 April 2016

19 Private Universities Registered in Zambia Under the 2013 Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has registered 19 private universities in Zambia under the 2013 Higher Education Act, which replaced the 1999 University Act. Read more

Apex Students Sue University Over Union Poll Clause

OVER 3,000 medical students from the Lusaka Apex Medical University have sued the institution seeking an order for an amendment to the constitution to allow them participate in students’ union elections. Read more


The Copperbelt University (CBU) and the National University of Science and Technology of Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating study and research linkage between the two learning institutions. Read more

CBU Students Appeal to Government to Forgive Students on the Verge of Expulsion

Copperbelt University students have appealed to government to forgive students who are on the verge of being expelled from the university once it reopens. Read more

Lesotho, Zambia Seal Deal

Zambia and Lesotho have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in education at the Copperbelt University School of Medicine in Ndola. Read more

Makasa University Almost Done

The newly built Robert Makasa University in Muchinga Province will be handed to government before the end of the year. Read more

UNZA Ready to Re-Open

The University of Zambia says it is ready for re-opening after having met all the benchmarks set by Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu.  Read more


1 April 2016

CBU Ready to Reopen

The Copperbelt University -CBU- has written to the Ministry of Higher Education indicating its readiness to re-open the institution. Read more

K38m Secured For Lewanika University

Government has secured 38 million Kwacha initial funding for the construction of Lewanika University in Mongu. Read more

Kasama to Get University

Government says it plans to build a University in Kasama in Northern Province. Read more

Ridgeway,Ndola Campus Exempted

The Ministry of Higher Education says it will continue to pay meal allowances to students on bursary at the University of Zambia- School of Medicine Ridgeway campus and the Copperbelt University Ndola campus. Read more

Scale-Up Entreprenuership Training-Kaingu

Minister of Higher Education has appealed to all trade institutes country wide to scale up entrepreneur courses in their institutions. Read more

Teacher Gets 9 Months in Jail for Forging Diploma

Magistrate Faides Hamaundu has convicted and sentenced a teacher to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for forging a Secondary Teacher’s Diploma. Read more

UNILUS cited as CEEC success story

University of Lusaka has been cited as one of the success stories of entities that have benefited from the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). Read more

UNZA and CBU Effects on Elections

In most emerging democracies and in those countries seeking its consolidation (Democracy), education institutions are not only seen as places where intellectuals and scholars are educated but places where people who will help govern or lead the country are trained. Read more

UNZA Meets Some Conditions for Re-opening

The University of Zambia has gone some measure in meeting some of the conditions set by Higher Education Minister for the re-opening of the institution that was closed. Read more


15 March 2016

Say Sorry, Banda Tells Students

Northmead Assembly of God Overseer Joshua Banda has urged University of Zambia- UNZA- and Copperbelt University -UNZA- students to apologise to the nation for their riotous behaviour. Read more

There is No Single Zambian Student on Scholarship Stranded in China

Vice-President has told Parliament that the Zambian embassy in Beijing and the Chinese government are working out ways to help 500 Zambian students that are stranded in China. Read more

UNZA Academic Staff Have Not Received February Salaries

University of Zambia (UNZA) academic staff has not been paid their February salaries as of March 8th today.Read more

UNZA, CBU Lecturers on Go-Slow Over Salaries

Copperbelt University lecturers say they will not prepare the forthcoming examinations because of the delayed February salaries. Read more

UNZA, CBU Re-opening Goes to Parliament

The case of the re-opening of the University of Zambia will come up in when Education Minister delivers a Ministerial Statemen. Read more


29 February 2016

CBU Lecturers Chide State Over Closure

Lecturers at the Copperbelt University (CBU) have demanded that Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu provides a specified period of closure for the CBU and the University of Zambia (UNZA) failure to which, they will seek judicial review in the courts of law. Read more

Concern Over Ongoing Closure of Two Universities

The Young African Leaders Initiative says the continued closure of the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University is a cost to the country and parents. Read more

Israel to Open Medical School in Zambia

Israel’s Galilee International Institute will open a medical school in Zambia to increase the number of doctors being trained in Zambia. Read more

Students Should Find Better Ways of Dealing With Grievances

OME people may feel that Government’s decision to close the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Copperbelt University (CBU) will disrupt the students’ education. Read more

UNZASU Lauds Govt

The University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has hailed the Government for calling for dialogue with the student union representatives from the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University (CBU). Read more


15 February 2016

43 Prospective Zambia Universities Fail to Meet the University Standards

Forty-three universities which applied to be recognised as institutions of higher learning have failed to meet the required standards of registration and accreditation. Read more

Govt Firm on UNZA, CBU Closure

The Ministry of Higher Education says it will not reopen the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University until it sees levels of maturity in the students.  Read more

Lecturers Demand Reopening of CBU

Lecturers at the Copperbelt University say the government should not run away from its responsibility of addressing problems facing the institution and its students by merely effecting an indefinite closure. Read more

UNZA, CBU Closure Good For Students – ZANASU

THE closure of the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) by Government was done in the interest of students who had become barbarous and riotous, thereby damaging private and public properties, the Zambia National Students Union (ZANASU) has charged. Read more


January 2016

CBU Lecturers Press On With Work Stoppage

Lecturers at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe have continued with their work stoppage, which entered day-four yesterday. Read more

CBU Saga: Who Is to Save the Institution?

Just what is wrong with the Copperbelt University, the second highest learning institution? Read more

CBU Students Riot

IRATE students at the Copperbelt University ran amok on Sunday night and blocked roads demanding the immediate reinstatement of over 80 of their colleagues who were suspended for riotous behaviour last week. Read more

Develop Suitable Courses, Kaingu Challenges Colleges

Institutions of higher learning have been challenged to come up with tangible business concept courses if more Zambians are to acquire entrepreneurship skills. Read more

Higher Education Springboard to a Better Zambia

Economies of Tiger countries have witnessed magical expansion chiefly because they have placed higher premiums on education. Read more

Japan Aids Kabwe Technical College

The Japanese government has given grants to two Zambian institutions under the grant assistance for the development of grassroots human security projects. Read more

Kaingu Warns Riotous Students

Students in higher institutions of learning who will choose to be used by some opposition political parties to cause instability in universities and colleges should be ready to face the consequences of their actions. Read more

Police Warns CB Students

Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga has warned students from the Copperbelt University- CBU- in Kitwe that they will face the wrath of the law if they continue with their riotous behavior. Read more


November 2015

CBU Dons Salute Lungu THE Copperbelt University (CBU) lecturers’ union has praised the President for his fatherly heart, which has seen him exercise lenience on CBU students who faced disciplinary charges recently. Read more

CBU Scoops Best Educational Institution Exhibit Award at 89th Agricultural and Commercial Show The Copperbelt University has won the Best Education Institution Exhibit Award. The Award was presented to the Institution during the 89th Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka recently. Read more

First PhD graduates of the University of Lusaka. Read more

Pregnancy Not End For Girl Child Although pregnancies of schoolgirls do not end the education of those affected in Zambia due to the re-entry policy, the situation introduces new circumstances that influence future decisions related to the girls’ education. Read more

Musoma Queries ‘Absurd’ ZIALE Results It is absurd and a great disservice to the nation for Ministry of Higher Education to remain mute over “nonsensical” results obtaining at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) without taking a step to address the mess. Read more

Zambian Graduates Capable — Govt THE government says there is no longer any need for the local employers to bring in expatriate workers to take up job opportunities for which Zambian graduates are qualified to take except in rare circumstances. Read more


October 2015

A Season of Disturbances at Copperbelt University A season of disturbances is continuing at the Copperbelt University, Zambia’s second largest institution based in Kitwe. Read more

CBU Lecturers Backpedal Unionised lecturers at the Copperbelt University (CBU) have resolved to resume work with immediate effect. Read more

Education is Mother of All Professions Government has taken serious measures in ensuring that teachers are fully equipped to meet the modern challenges of education and were a vital source of knowledge. Read more

Universities Must Generate Own Resources Universities in Zambia, like similar institutions the world over must use their academic resources to generate money to fund their activities. Read more

September 2015

Government Warns Against Exam Malpractices Government has warned that it will not take lightly candidates who will be caught engaging in examination malpractices this year. Read more

August 2015

Dr Kaingu Commends Private Universities Government recognised the significant involvement of private universities towards the development of higher education in the country. Read more

Kaingu’s Move Elates CBU Academics The Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) has expressed happiness with Education Minister Michael Kaingu’s move to dissolve the University Council of the Copperbelt University (CBU) because this has been one of the union’s demands. Read more

Stand Off The standoff between university lecturers and administration over outstanding payments is a very sad development which should not have been allowed to occur. Read more


July 2015

Boarding Houses: Source of Worry Following an increase in the number of private colleges and universities, the demand for student accommodation has become the biggest challenge in the country. Read more

CBU Closed Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe has been closed indefinitely. Read more

CBU Lecturers Dare Kambwili Striking lecturers at the Copperbelt University (CBU) have said they will not resume work under the current management and have since challenged Chief Government spokesperson to fire them if he has powers to do so. Read more

Zambia, Uganda Education Exchange On Zambia’s High Commissioner to Tanzania and Uganda, has said Zambia and Uganda will revive the education exchange programmes between higher learning institutions among the two countries. Read more


June 2015

Close Down Sub-Standard Universities Government must move in and close private universities that are offering poor standards of education because they are just exploiting the people. Read more

UNZA Vice Chancellor and 3 Others Resign University of Zambia (UNZA) Vice Chancellor Stephen Simukanga and three other principal officers have resigned from their positions. Read more

Resignations Won’t Solve UNZA Problems- FDD The resignation of University of Zambia (UNZA) vice chancellor Stephen Simukanga and three other principal officers will not resolve the financial problems at the higher learning institution, opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has said. Read more


May 2015

Doctors The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) management has a duty to address the negative attitude of some of their doctors who are turning away patients on the flimsy excuse that they are late for their review appointments. Read more


March 2015

Agriculture University Set for Mufulira The setting up of an agriculture training centre in Mufulira by Jacaranda Agriculture Training Centre is a welcome development which will propel agriculture in the district. Read more


October 2014

Students Demand for Loan Scheme Students from the country’s main universities and colleges are disappointed with the manner government is administering the bursary scheme. Read more

Let’s Start Budgeting for Research It will be nice for government to start budgeting for research, because people may end up having degrees, postgraduate certificates but without development. Read more


September 2014

Zambia Education Sector Has Improved Zambia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence this year. Without improved education it would be impossible. Read more

Relevance of Zambia’s Education System Needs Evaluation The impact of inadequate skilled human capital in various sectors has negative effect on workmanship in several industries. Read more


August 2014

Mwase Calls on Colleges to Improve Quality of Education There is need for colleges to raise the bar in terms of quality education delivery as the country moves forward to improve literacy levels. Read more


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