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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

CBU,USTR Sign MOU

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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