30 April 2024

Government deregisters three universities flouting the law

Zambia’s Higher Education Authority deregistered Africa Open University, Twin Palm Leadership University and University College of Central Africa for failing to meet legal requirements. These included inadequate staffing and facilities, and in one case, not establishing a physical campus. The institutions have 30 days to appeal the decision. More

University of Zambia Student Fatally Electrocuted Upon Charging Her Phone

Tragedy strikes the University of Zambia as a student, Margaret Chibesakunda, is fatally electrocuted. Faulty electrical infrastructure is suspected, sparking safety concerns on campus.  Police and university officials are currently investigating the devastating incident. More


31 March 2024

University of Zambia Vehemently Denies Allegations of Inferior Degrees, Affirms Academic Excellence

A UK visa program rejected a Zambian university degree, citing quality concerns. Zambia’s University of Zambia (UNZA) graduates were denied the High Potential Individuals visa by the UK. This sparked outrage in Zambia. More


31 January 2024

HELSB Gives Loans to 2,672 UNZA Students 

The Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board (HELSB) has given loans to 2,672 University of Zambia first year student for the 2023/2024 academic year. Read more

Socialist Party Youth Secretary Appeals to Zambian President Over University Penalty Fee

In a recent development, Gabriel Banda, the youth secretary of the Socialist Party and former president of the University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU), has publicly challenged President Hakainde Hichilema. Read more


30 November 2023

Africa’s Top-Brass Universities Empowered By 5G Tech Spaces …

Africa’s most renowned universities are keen to be at the forefront of Research, Innovation, and Outreach (RIO) of technologies, products, services, and operating models that reduce CO2 emissions and help attain Net Zero Emissions (NZE). Read more

Engineering Emerges as an Area of Strength in Subject Rankings

A total of 112 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the 20th edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2024, an index that each year lists institutions’ performance in academic fields across 11 selected subject areas. Read more

Govt Reinstates 18 Suspended, Expelled UNZA Students

Education Minister Douglas Syakalima has reinstated 18 University of Zambia students who were either expelled or suspended after the riot which occurred on September 18, 2023. Read more

Mental Health Research Initiative Grows Pool of Scientists

Six universities in Africa are continuing an African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) to strengthen a network of researchers whose scientific work focuses on mental, neurological and substance use disorders (MNS). Read more

Skills Development for Nuclear Energy Management in Africa

Thirteen member states were represented at this year’s Nuclear Energy Management school, hosted by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). Read more

The Right to HE is not Yet a Reality in Africa

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged African countries to make the right to higher education a reality on the continent by reducing the cost of studying, expanding access, providing quality education and erasing gender inequalities. Read more

UNZA Student Dies After Falling Off 4 Story Building

A second year University of Zambia student has died after falling off the rooftop of a four-story building at the campus while drinking beer with two other colleagues. Read more

UNZA, NHIMA Sign a Research Collaboration Partnership

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) that will focus on conducting research and joint publications on health insurance and health financing, in line with Section 5 of the National Health Insurance Act. Read more

Zambia’s Information Bill: A Blow to Academic Freedom?

In a move that is receiving positive coverage in local news media, the Zambian government is seeking to introduce an Access to Information (ATI) law for the first time in the country’s history. Read more


31 October 2023

Beyond BRICS: The Shaping of New Development Narratives

Efforts by both China and India to deepen cooperation with Africa in the higher education and research space are evident in several recent high-profile initiatives that reveal more about the geopolitical goals and engagement style of the countries. Read more

In Search of a Pan-African Homeland and Education

Everywhere we look in our global village, we find the Chinese being educated to be Chinese, Americans to be American and Europeans to be Europeans, and so we can go on. The African, on the other hand, has been and is still being educated to be Arabic, European, or European American. Read more

Is The University of Zambia’s Autonomy Under Threat?

From alleged government interference, a traditional threat to institutional autonomy worldwide, to societal pressures aimed at changing university policy, the University of Zambia (UNZA) could be facing threats to its institutional autonomy. Read more

Is The University of Zambia’s Autonomy Under Threat?

From alleged government interference, a traditional threat to institutional autonomy worldwide, to societal pressures aimed at changing university policy, the University of Zambia (UNZA) could be facing threats to its institutional autonomy. Read more

President Hichilema of Zambia to Open High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum on Foundational Learning

Abidjan, 23rd October 2023 – President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia will open a two-day High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum (HLPDF) on Foundational Learning. The event organized by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and hosted by the Government of Zambia through the Ministry of Education… Read more

UNZA, NHIMA Sign a Research Collaboration Partnership

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) that will focus on conducting research and joint publications on health insurance and health financing, in line with Section 5 of the National Health Insurance Act. Read more 

UNZA Orders ”Riotous” Students to Pay K1,000 Each 

The University of Zambia has ordered students to pay K1,000 each towards damages caused to some properties at the Main Campus due to riotous behaviour. The University of Zambia students rioted against the cancellation of UNZASU elections on September 18, this year. Read more


30 September 2023

10 Arrested Following Riots at University of Zambia Over Election Cancellation

The Zambian police have taken 10 individuals into custody in connection with the recent riots that took place at the University of Zambia (UNZA) last night. Among those detained are five UNZA students, while the remaining five are from various residential areas. Read more

Some Strides to Include Climate Change in Curricula

“We call for a comprehensive and systemic response to the incipient debt crisis outside default frameworks to create the fiscal space that all developing countries need to finance development and climate action,” African leaders said in the Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action adopted at the conclusion of the Africa Climate Summit… Read more


31 August 2023

Dangote Rolls Out Skills Transformation for Graduate Trainees

To supplement the increase in local skilled workforce in the country, Dangote Cement Zambia is currently training 25 graduate trainees at its plant on the Copperbelt. Read more

Governments Should Value the Teaching Profession

The education sector on the African continent faces various challenges, some of which always recur. They include funding, strikes and protests, poor education systems (the leading challenge), weak education policies and socio-economic issues. Read more

Sub-Saharan Africa Leads Enrolments in Professional Courses

The Sub-Saharan African region has the highest year-on-year average growth rate in the world in the number of people enrolling for professional certificate courses, a new study by a global trainer has found. Read more

Women Student Leaders Plead for Mentorship Opportunities

Women university student union leaders in Africa are pleading for mentorship opportunities from successful women leaders inside and outside academia, lamenting that they were playing second fiddle to their male colleagues, despite more of them getting elected to lead the unions. Read more


31 July 2023

Government Impressed with UNZA Medics

Health Ministry Permanent Secretary for Donor Coordination, George Sinyangwe has congratulated the University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Medicine for its role in fostering the country’s economic development agenda through training of health care professionals. Read more

Nelson Mandela University to Host Thousands of Youth in a Coding Tournament on Mandela Day 

As the country takes steps to boost Maths, Science and Technology in schools, Nelson Mandela University, Tangible Africa and the Leva Foundation are set to host thousands of young people in a coding tournament on Mandela Day. Approximately 10,000 learners from across Africa and abroad will participate in the event, … Read more

UNZA Scoops First Position at the 2023 Zambia International Trade Fair

The University of Zambia has scooped first prize in the training service provider category at this year’s Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola. And Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Technical Services Mr Joel Kamoko has implored the university to take the lead in developing innovations that will help achieve economic development. Read more

UNZA Signs New Charter on Collaborative Research Between Global North and Global South

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has joined several African universities to sign a new Charter aimed at promoting equity in collaborative research involving the Global North and the Global South (Africa). This new charter has a real and aggressive goal which will have direct benefits to UNZA in the area of research and innovation. Read more


31 May 2023

UNZA Woes to End Soon

President Hakainde Hichilema has assured the University of Zambia (UNZA) community that the Government will resolve the challenges facing the learning institution and restore its glorious days. Read more


30 April 2023

Africa’s Universities Are Surging in the World Rankings

Ten years ago, the then-head of the University of Cape Town, Max Price, made a powerful case for Africa to compete against the best in the world in the global university rankings. Read more

New Council Should Address University’s Financial Indebtedness…

The University of Zambia Professional Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) and the Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) have welcomed the appointment of councils for the two institutions, but argue that it was long overdue. Read more

Regional Framework for Microcredentials to be Developed

Countries in Southern Africa are to develop a broad framework for microcredentials. It is expected to inform and guide individual countries and institutions to develop country-specific frameworks for the recognition of learning through microcredentials. Read more

Siakalima Unveils Boards for Higher Education Sector

Education Minister Douglas Siakalima has announced members of the councils of public universities, the Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board and Higher Education Authority Board following Cabinet approval of the appointed members. Read more

Twenty-Seven (27) RUFORUM Member Universities Ranked Among the Top 100 Universities in Africa.

Times Higher Education remains the common league table for universities globally.  The ranking rates university performance using 13 indicators measuring teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook. Read more

UN Chinese Language Day Celebrated in Zambia

The Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia (UNZA) on Thursday marked this year’s Chinese Language Day with a colorful display of performances on the Chinese language and culture by students. Read more


31 March 2023

Malawian Woman Sues University of Zambian Over Master’s Degree

A Malawian woman has dragged the University of Zambia (UNZA) to court for refusing to award her a master’s degree despite the woman qualifying for the award. Read more

Sishuwa to join South Africa’s Stellenbosch University

Outgoing University of Zambia lecturer Sishuwa Sishuwa is set to join the second top-ranked university in Africa, Stellenbosch. Read more

Student Mobility from Sub-Saharan Africa Could Double by 2050

Students from Sub-Saharan Africa are being recruited in their numbers and the competition is increasing, with indicators predicting that the region’s 430,000 outward mobile students will swell and double by 2050. Read more

The Magnificent Experience at the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting

My visit to the RUFORUM meeting was part of the HAMK-coordinated PBL-BioAfrica project that strengthens Kenya’s and Zambia’s higher education by promoting problem-based learning (PBL) and providing real-life based learning experiences to students. Read more

Unicaf University in Zambia Celebrates International Women’s Day 2023

Unicaf University in Zambia celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2023, under the global theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” Read more

UNZA Students Protest Against the Murder of Levy Mwanawasa Student 

University of Zambia students have staged a peaceful protest following the death of a third-year Levy Mwanawasa Medical University student who was murdered on February 25, 2023. Read more

UTHSC College of Medicine Strengthens Collaboration with Zambian Medical University

Representatives from Levy Mwanawasa Medical University in Zambia spent last week at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as part of a partnership the two institutions forged in 2020. Read more


28 February 2023

Acting Vice Chancellor Confers with Immigrations on International Study Permits

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anne Sikwibele, held a consultative meeting with the Zambia Immigrations Office to discuss how the two institutions can ease the study permit application process for international students. Read more

Chinese Medical Team Trains Zambian Doctors to Remove Brain Tumors 

Zambian doctors have successfully conducted four surgeries to remove tumors from the brain following a training conducted by the 23rd batch of the Chinese medical team, a senior neurosurgeon at the country’s biggest hospital said on Friday. Read more

Research Ethics Project for Benin, the Gambia, Ivory Coast

Three West African countries – Benin, the Gambia and Ivory Coast – with the support of the South Africa-based ethical research non-governmental organisation EthiXpert – have secured a €1.5 million (about US$1.62 million) grant that will be used to build the capacity of research ethics committees, or RECs, in these countries. Read more

SHEPIZ Sponsors Four Fellows for Pulmonology Training

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Ridgeway Campus, through the Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programs for Improved Quality Health Care in Zambia (SHEPIZ), has sponsored four students who will do attachments in the Netherlands for one month and one in India for three  months in the field of pulmonology. Read more

The magnificent Experience at the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting

lorence Chambabulele, final year student of Agribusiness Management at Mulungushi University As an agribusiness student, I experienced a life-changing learning event as a problem-based learning advocate. Read more

University of Zambia Holds Collaborative Meeting with Heriot Watt University

The University of Zambia (UNZA) was privileged to host a team from Heriot-Watt University led by its Principal, Professor Richard Williams, and the Deputy Principal for Enterprise and Business, Professor Gillian Murray. Read more 

UNZA Owes MoF K5 trillion – AG’s Report

The Auditor General’s report has revealed that the University of Zambia (UNZA) has not been liquidating the $2,200,000 loan it got from the Ministry of Finance in 1993 to acquire land, causing the loan amount to accumulate to US$51,649,437.19 as at December 31, 2021. Read more


31 January 2023

Minister of Education Applauds UNZA for Launching Its Strategic Plan

Minister of Education Douglas Syakalima has applauded the University of Zambia (UNZA) Management for setting a defined path which will see the institution achieve its strategic direction in the next five years. Read more

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more

RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities Admitted

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs, and other actors, especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. Read more

UNZA Student Commits Suicide 

A-second- year student from the University of Zambia is alleged to have committed suicide.This occurred on January 29, 2023 around 09:00 hours at House number E5, Handsworth Court, and University of Zambia. Read more


31 December 2022

Collaboration on Early Detection Could Foil Next Pandemic

After years of pandemic disruption since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019, governments are keen on research that will help with early detection, including the origins of infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans, known as zoonosis – the leading theory behind the evolution of the virus causing COVID-19. Read more

Cutting-Edge Climate Change Curriculum Enters Phase Two

The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Climate Change Steering Group recently endorsed the finalised version of a climate change and sustainable development curriculum and digital ecosystem, which SARUA revised and which will be updated, under phase two, in 2023. Read more

Specialist Training of Health Workers is Urgent

Some universities in Eastern and Southern African countries have programmes for health workers offering advanced degrees that are not accredited by professional bodies, a situation that is misleading to potential candidates who would want to be recognised as specialists in their fields. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa. Read more 

UNESCO Launches Training on a Systems Thinking Tool to Promote Inclusive Education

To UNESCO every learner matters equally. The mission of its education sector is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Read more


30 November 2022

Advances in the Health Sciences Noted

A total of 96 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by Subject that lists achievements in academic fields across 11 selected major subject areas. Read more

Benefits of a Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education

Higher education needs a rights-based approach “more than ever” in the context of successive world crises, an international conference held to mark World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) was told. Read more

Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

UNZA Acting Vice-Chancellor Dates USA Varsities for Strategic Partnerships

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anne Sikwibele, is leading a delegation to the United States of America for various strategic initiatives and partnership meetings with universities. As a first port of call, Prof Sikwibele’s delegation paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Read more

UNZA Holds Partnership Meeting with Meharry Medical College, USA

The University of Zambia (UNZA) delegation to the United States of America led by Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Anne Sikwibele, held an introductory meeting and courtesy call on the President of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr James Hildreth… Read more

UNZA Ranked 6th Best University in Africa

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has been ranked 6th best university in Africa from 156 universities in 20 countries by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Meanwhile, at the global level, UNZA has been ranked in the 501-600 position out of 1,799 participating universities. Read more

UNZA Unions Demand Appointment of Substantive University Council, Payment of Gratuities

A consortium of unionised University of Zambia workers has given government a 60-day ultimatum to pay the over K600 million arrears owed to serving and retired university staff. Read more

Vice-Chancellor Holds Partnership Meetings with Vanderbilt University

The Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Anne Sikwibele held partnership meetings with the leadership of Vanderbilt University … Read more


31 October 2022

Global Network Set Up to Stamp out Contract Cheating in HE

Education agencies across the globe are joining forces to fight the rise of commercial cheating services that target students worldwide. The newly formed Global Academic Integrity Network (GAIN) is working to stamp out the multi-billion-dollar contract cheating operations which have flourished in recent years as online learning and assessment have become more prevalent. Read more

New Cinematography Institution to Boost Film Industry

The first-ever tertiary training institution for cinematography in the Central Africa sub-region, the Higher Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Professionals of Central Africa (ISCAC), has opened in Cameroon. Read more

Number of Ranked Universities in Africa Increases to 97

African universities have made dramatic progress in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 as, for the first time, 97 universities from 17 countries, up from 71 last year, have been rated to be part of the best universities globally, with 10 of them in the top 500. Read more

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Post-Doctoral Chronicles: Dr. Natasha M. Mwila RUFORUM Alumni in Zambia

Like a turtle in a shell walking slowly and getting back in its shell when senses something different, so was I as I returned to Zambia after my PhD in plant breeding and biotechnology studies at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. Read more

Students Thank Bally for Meal Allowances

University of Zambia students on Saturday marched to State House in order to show appreciation to President Hakainde Hichilema for reintroducing meal allowances in public universities in 2023. Read more

Study at the Only University in Zambia Accredited by BAC

Unicaf University is the only university in Zambia that is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) along with Unicaf University in Malawi and Uganda. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

UNICAF University Donates Over 1,000 Stationary Items to Mwalukanga School

Over 250 children are celebrating throughout Lusaka’s Chongwe District following the official opening of the newly built Mwalukanga School.Unicaf University, alongside other stakeholders, took part in the inauguration ceremony which was graced by the Minister of Education, the Honorable Douglas Syakalima. Read more

UNZA Trains Government and World Vision Officers in GIS, Groundwater Modelling

The University of Zambia (UNZA) through the School of Mines has launched the Capacity Building programme for the Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation and World Vision with a focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Groundwater Modelling… Read more

UNZA’s Plan to Set-up Research and Training Centre Delights Chief Chitambo

Chief Chitambo of Chitambo chiefdom is delighted by the University of Zambia’s plans to develop a centre of excellence for educational and agricultural purposes. The Chief says that UNZA’s desire to build teaching and agricultural facilities in his chiefdom is a good sign of development which will benefit his people and change the face of his area. Read more

UNZA VC Applauds Zambia Association of Public Universities & Colleges

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Anne Sikwibele, has applauded the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges (ZAPUC) for creating a strategic forum for consultation, exchange of information, experiences and  cooperation among universities and colleges… Read more

World University Rankings 2023: UI, UNILAG, Covenant Universities Make Africa’s Top 20 

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked three Universities in Nigeria among the first top 20 institutions in the African continent. In the latest rankings Published by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 25, African Universities made debut appearances in the growing list of entries… Read more


30 September 2022

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) to Reward Quality, Applied Research and Innovation

SIRA recognizes and promotes excellent research and innovation which responds to Africa’s developmental challenges. Read more

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

Network Will Support Implementation of Addis Convention

A group of African countries has launched the African Network of National Implementation Structures, a framework that will coordinate and campaign for the recognition of higher education qualifications, as well as facilitate academic mobility and inter-university cooperation across the continent. Read more

Prof Norris Calls on African Universities to Pull Together and Lead Africa’s Development

University of Botswana Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, has called on African universities to unite and conduct research that would provide a roadmap for Africa’s development. Professor Norris was speaking during a University of Botswana delegation’s visit to the University of Zambia (UNZA) this week. Read more

Prof Norris Underscores Importance of Partnerships & Collaborations as Catalysts for Growth

Partnerships and collaborations are critical to the growth of any modern university. This was said by Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, during a meeting with the University of Zambia management today. Read more

‘Recovered K65m Faithfully Reinvested in Education’ 

The K65 million suspected looted State money recovered from Lusaka journalist Faith Musonda, has been reinvested in the education sector, Education Minister Douglas Siakalima has revealed. Read more

UB Delegation Visit to UNZA Culminates with Signing of Memorandum of Agreement

University of Botswana has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the University of Zambia (UNZA), paving way for collaborative support in various areas of mutual interest and benefit. Read more

University of Lusaka Bans Shorts, Tight Dresses, Ripped Jeans

The University of Lusaka in Zambia has told students to observe appropriate manner of dressing, saying students should not wear shorts, ripped jeans, tight dresses or clothes that reveal cleavage. Read more

UNZA Student Arrested for Forgery

A 29-year-old University of Zambia (UNZA) student has been arrested for forging her Joint Certificate and General Certificate of Examination (GCE) statements. Patience Manase of Meanwood Ibex used the forged documents to enroll at UNZA. Read more


31 August 2022

Cameroon to host the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting of 2023

The 2023 AGM will be hosted by the Government of Cameroon and the five RUFORUM Member Universities in Cameroon. Subsequently, the 2024 Triennial Conference will be held in Namibia while the 2025 and 2026 Annual General Meetings will be held in Zambia and Ethiopia respectively. Read more

First Regional Cloud Ecosystem: Benefits, Challenges for HE

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is investigating setting up the first regional cloud ecosystem, laying the foundation to speeding up the process of digital integration among its 21 member countries in key sectors, including higher education. Read more

RUFORUM Board Appoints a New Executive Secretary

Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice Chancellor University of Bamenda in Cameroon today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. Read more

Students Develop Mobile Apps to Help them with Life Skills

Forty university students worked together during two simultaneous workshops on mobile apps that will be used as tools to access information about topics such as sexual and reproductive health, safety on campus, mental health and well-being as well as career guidance. Read more

Students from Africa May Soon Start to Return to China

China is preparing to welcome back students from Africa who have been unable to return to the country since they left following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. Read more

UNICAF University Graduates 350 Students from 44 Countries

UNICAF University has today graduated 350 students from 44 countries who have been awarded with doctorate, bachelors and masters degrees. The event took place at BICC in Lilongwe and was attended by the students from the country and others from Democratic of Congo ,Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia among others. Read more


31 July 2022

Unicaf University Partners with Prudential Life to Provide Exclusive Scholarship opportunities.

Unicaf University in Zambia has announced its partnership agreement with Prudential Life Assurance Zambia to increase staff and client access to quality higher education.With this partnership, Prudential clients and employees can earn up to a 75% Scholarship for Bachelor or Master’s degree programmes. Read more

Universities Challenged to Solve Country’s Problems

An academician from Mulungushi University has called on institutions of Higher Learning in Zambia to provide training programmes that respond to the country’s challenges. Read more

UNZA Lecturer Found Guilty of Fondling Breasts and Thighs of a Female Student in his Office

A 52-YEAR OLD University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturer has been found guilty of fondling the breasts and thighs of one of his students. Austin Mbozi has now been found guilty and convicted of indecently assaulting his victim and the matter has now been taken to the High Court for mitigation and sentencing. Read more

UNZA Medical Students Ask Ndambo to Fund Completion of Hostels

The University of Zambia Students Union, Ridgeway campus (UNZASU-RWC) has requested Africa Union Holdings chairman James Ndambo to consider funding part of the completion of students’ hostels at the medical campus which have stalled for over 10 years. Read more

UZ Hikes Accommodation Fees

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has hiked accommodation fees from $71 000 to US$616 or the equivalent in local currency for the August to December semester.  Accommodation fees for the semester that ended on July 22 were equivalent to US$350. Read more

UZ Research Week Begins

Academic experts and tertiary students should afford themselves the freedom to come up with disruptive research and innovations that can change the country’s socio-economic order.


30 June 2022

7th ACE Impact Regional Workshop Officially Opened…

Professor Mrs. Eléonore Yayi Ladekan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin officially opened the seventh regional workshop of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE Impact) at Palais des Congre in Cotonou Benin on the 14th June 2022. Read more

African Centres of Excellence Want to Secure Their Longevity

The World Bank-funded Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) have raised millions of dollars to guarantee their sustainability. Read more

Building Industry-University Collaboration in Zambia

Sydney Chiyaba, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Information Systems Limited, a Software technology, product designer and entrepreneur located in Lusaka has found beneficial to network and share knowledge between academia, industry and students to solve real life problems facing society: … Read more

Initial Feelings with Accelerated Growth for SMEs in Zambia

The HAMK in Africa project offers students and lecturers a great opportunity to broaden our perspectives and take a peek into the international world. Read more

Lessons from the Sustainable Solid Waste Student Challenge in Zambia

In total, over 30 students participated in the challenge that was divided into three groups for active participation. The groups were Plastics, Aluminum and Ownership and Legal Issues associated with solid waste managements. Read more

Private Universities Need to Complement Each Other

EDEN University Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Kaunda says private universities have now come to a point of realisation that they are not strong if they stand alone. Read more

The Importance of Understanding Each Other’s Culture in Collaborative Teamwork

After the first workshop with students from University of Zambia and Mulungushi University, various feelings have been shared. Feelings of joy, uncertainness, exhaustion and success. Read more


31 May 2022

Masterclasses Address Knowledge Gaps in Doctoral Training

Some of the most pertinent challenges young academics may face as they begin to build careers as teachers and scientists were tackled during three masterclasses offered by seasoned academics to 25 handpicked participants from across Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during 25-29 April. Read more

Raise Bar Higher, Malila Prods UNZA 

University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Law should continue providing a competitive environment for students to thrive and positively contribute to the fraternity. Read more

Trade Kings Donates Equipment to UNZA Medical School 

TRADE Kings Foundation has donated medical equipment to the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine. Speaking during the donation, Trade Kings Foundation group public relations and corporate affairs manager Bridget Kambobe noted that medical equipment highly contributed to the effectiveness of health care services. Read more

Unicaf University Zambia hosts second successful Open Day for 2022

Unicaf University Zambia hosted its second Open Day for the year 2022 which was welcomed with much anticipation and excitement. Read more

UNZA Vice Chancellor Fired Headlines UNZA Vice Chancellor Fired 

University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Luke Mumba’s contract of employment has been terminated.Professor Mumba’s contract together with that of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tamala Kambikambi has been terminated by the Caretaker Committee. Read more

UWC Provides Continental Support for Covid-19 Surveillance 

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through its Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI), has supported African countries during the past two years in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


30 April 2022

ACC Nabs Former Higher Education PS for Corruption Involving Over $33m –

THE Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested former Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Owen Mugemenzulu for corrupt practices involving over $33 million. Read more

The Impact Rankings 2022 – 80 African Universities Rate Highly

There are 80 African universities in 10 countries featured in the Impact Rankings 2022 produced by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Read more

The Struggle of Women for Power and Leadership in Universities

Despite great gains made over the years regarding access and representation of women in African higher education, the percentage of women in leadership and decision-making positions continues to be small. Several studies have revealed that positions of power in an overwhelming majority of universities are occupied by men. Read more

UNZA Explains Over Enrolment of Law, Medical Students Despite Limited Space 

THE University of Zambia (UNZA) says it has seen an unprecedented enrolment of about 8,034 registered first year students in the 2021/22 academic year, explaining that the institution is responding to the growing demand for university education. Read more

UNZA Opens Its Milling Plant 

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has launched its first UNZA Milling Plant sales outlet to kick start the selling of mealie meal at the Great East Road campus. Read more

UNZA Students Sleep at Intercity

SOME University of Zambia (UNZA) students unable to get on-campus accommodation have resorted to sleeping at the Intercity Bus Terminus and campus corridors as they struggle to find alternative living quarters. Read more

Worldskills Africa Competition Promotes Capacity Building for Youth 

The second edition of WorldSkills Africa, underway in Namibia’s Swakopmund coastal town, is promoting skills development among the continent’s young populace. Read more


31 March 2022

2,780 Students Benefit from Faith Seizure

BARELY a month after K65.3 million and US$57,000 repossessed from journalist Faith Musonda were handed over to the Ministry of Education, 2,780 more students have benefited from Government’s loan scheme. Read more

Kansanshi Donation to CBU a Milestone 

KANSANSHI Mine’s donation of mining survey equipment to the Copperbelt University (CBU) School of Mines could not have come at a better time than now. This is because survey equipment will not just serve as teaching aids but will help CBU to align its curriculum to industry needs. Read more

More Women Researchers Needed to Tackle Climate Change

Challenging the gender bias within educational institutions, in research and even in the media has been identified as a fundamental component to open up spaces for women to participate in and make an impact in the emerging field of climate change. Read more

SADC Education for Sustainable Development Framework on the Horizon

The dialogue is one of UNESCO’s responses to the aspirations enunciated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020–2030 of SADC, that is to develop and implement programmes, in order to improve human capacities for socio-economic development… Read more

UNICAF University Zambia’s Inaugural Women’s Summit

Unicaf University Zambia organized its inaugural Women’s Summit on the theme of Empowering Women to Make a Change.Since the African continent is home to the highest percentage of female entrepreneurs globally who contribute significantly to their community’s growth and prosperity… Read more

Vice-Chancellors Tasked to Lobby for Better Internet Access

Vice-chancellors have a vital advocacy role to play in promoting national research and education networks (NRENs), to advance the digital transformation strategies of African universities. Read more

Women Under-Represented in HE, Despite Growth in Enrolments

Women in Africa are still not moving up in the higher education system at an acceptable rate, despite statistics showing that many more girls and young women are enrolling in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, according to Professor Christine Phiri Mushibwe, vice-chancellor of UNICAF University, Zambia. Read more


28 February 2022

First-Year Loans Help Some, but Many Still in Need of Aid

Zambia’s Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board (HELSB) has set aside ZMW22 million (US$1.2 million) from loan recoveries to assist first-year students at seven universities. The students should have applied before the academic year opens in mid-February 2022. Read more

Higher Education Authority Classifies UNZA as a Top Tier university

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has classified the University of Zambia (UNZA) in the highest tier of the Zambia Qualifications Framework (ZQF) 10 following findings of the audit of each higher education institution in Zambia. Read more

Nigerian Professor Appointed DVC in Zambia 

A leading African Economist and Management scholar Professor Austin Nosike has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Copperstone University (CU) in Zambia. Read more


31 January 2022

12 TVET Instructors Depart Liberia for 2 Years Studies in Zambia 

About 12 Liberian TVET instructors departed the country on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Liberia for Zambia to study Information Technology. Under the Youth Rising Project sponsored by the European Union, the 12 instructors will benefit from a twenty-four-month professional training…Read more

How Place of Birth Shapes Chances of Going to University…

Many newly independent African countries in the 1960s inherited regional and ethnic inequalities in formal educational attainment. These new states bound together sub-national regions of diverse ethnic and religious communities. Read more

Internet Blackouts: Governments Undermined HE Delivery

Eleven African countries have been included in a list of 21 countries whose governments deliberately shut down internet access for their citizens in the course of 2021 – in most cases, to quell civil unrest, but a move that undermined higher education institutions, … Read more

NSTC-NTBC disburses K11.3m in grants  

JANUARY 18, 2022, will forever be a memorable event for 21 local innovators, youths and researchers dotted across different parts of the country.This is because it was on this day when the successful applicants were awarded grants by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and… Read more


31 December 2021

Best Project, Health Care: Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital 

When the Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital opened in the Zambian capital of Lusaka in spring 2020, the expanded and upgraded facility was more than a successful project; it was a salvation for the African nation. Read more

Naison Ngoma Closes CBU Chapter 

After enduring many attempts to be dethroned, Naison Ngoma’s 10-year tenure as Copperbelt University (CBU) vice-chancellor finally closes today, with unions at the institution citing ‘personnel management’ as his biggest failure. Read more

Omicron: Academics Voice Their Dismay Over Travel Ban

African academics have expressed dismay at the move by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and other countries to block flights from several African countries following the sequencing of a new, potentially more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Read more

Report Shows a Drop in Student Numbers During COVID

The number of university students in both public and private universities in Zambia fell by more than 4%, from 119,272 in 2019 to 114,049 in 2020, as the closure of universities due to COVID-19 curtailed student recruitment, causing viability challenges, … Read more

30 November 2021

CBU Work Stoppage Still on, Enters Day 4 as Union Asks Govt to Intervene 

The work stoppage at Copperbelt University has continued, entering day 4 today. The continued work stoppage follows the failed negotiations for improved conditions of service as management did not offer any increase in emoluments when negotiations resumed on Tuesday. Read more

Clinical Officer Testifies in UNZA Lecturer Indecent Assault Case 

A clinical officer at the University of Zambia clinic has testified how a female student was taken to the facility while crying after she was allegedly indecently assaulted by a lecturer at the institution. Read more

Govt Cannot be Coerced into Resolving UNZA Debt

University of Zambia trade unions and members’ protest has entered day two today.Among many other things, UNZALARU, University of Zambia Professional Staff Union (UNZAPRU) and the University of Zambia Allied Workers’ Union (UNZAAWU) are demanding that over K700 million owed to retirees and serving members be paid. Read more

GOVT Releases K48m for UNZA Gratuities 

New Dawn Administration has released 48 million Kwacha to the University of Zambia (UNZA) Management for the payment of outstanding gratuities to workers. Read more

India Sharpens Its Knowledge Diplomacy Focus on Africa

Indian higher education initiatives aimed at helping African countries to develop scientific human resources, bridge the digital divide and upgrade skills – and at attracting more African students to the sub-continent – were unveiled at the India-Africa Higher Education and Skill Development Summit held in New Delhi last month. Read more

N$170m Climate-Change Windfall for SADC

To achieve this goal, Namibia has established a graduate school on integrated water resources management at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust), which is expected to be transformed into a Centre of Excellence for the SADC region. Read more

Projects Pave Women’s Way into Data Science Fields

Data science has been playing a critical role in tackling real-life challenges across African communities and sectors such as health and urban development. Despite a steady increase in data scientists in Africa, gender parity and equality in the field has yet to be achieved. Read more

UNZA Students Rise, Back Calls for VC’s Removal 

Hundreds of University of Zambia (UNZA) students yesterday protested over recent power outages, the ongoing go slow by university staff and they backed calls for the removal of vice-chancellor Professor Luke Mumba. Read more

UNZA Unions Call Off Go-Slow After Govt Promises to Resolve Their Issues 

Acting Education Minister Elvis Nkandu says government has directed the University of Zambia management to pay the workers their dues in order to end the go-slow. Read more

UNZA Unions’ Demands a Recipe for Anarchy

The University of Zambia management says the three UNZA unions which have decided to be on go slow without exhausting legally constituted procedures are breaching the law. Read more

UNZA VC Congratulates Muyangwa on Her Appointment as USAID Leader 

University of Zambia (UNZA) Vice-Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba has congratulated Dr Monde Muyangwa on her new appointment by US President Joe Biden, to lead the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Africa. Read more

UNZA Workers Down Tools as Students Protest 

Three Unions at the University of Zambia have downed tools calling for dismissal of the entire Prof. Read more


31 October 2021

CBU Staff Call Off Protest 

Members of staff at Copperbelt University (CBU) have resolved to resume work following a meeting with management.The employees withdrew labour last Friday due to management’s alleged failure to conclude the 2021 negotiations for improved conditions of service. Read more 

Chinese Teaching in Zambia Taken to Higher Level 

The making of the Chinese language as one of the examinable subjects in Zambia was a clear indication that the teaching of the language has been taken to another level, an official has said. Read more

Education is the Best Equalizer

President Hakainde Hichilema says education is the best equalizer. Read more

New Project Aims to Foster Student Health and Well-Being

A project that seeks to promote the health and well-being of students in higher learning institutions and tertiary institutions in Eastern and Southern African regions was recently launched by the University of Nairobi (UON) in partnership with UNESCO and Mount Kenya University. Read more

Police Disperse Students Protesting De-Linking of Kapasa Makasa University …

Police in Chinsali last night had a tough time to disperse hundreds of students at Kapasa Makasa University who took to the streets over de-linking the institution from the Copperbelt University. Read more

Zetech University Project Shines in the 2021 Africa Youth ICT Innovation Competition –

An ICT innovation by Zetech University of Kenya has been crowned among top 10 entries in a continental Youth ICT Innovation Competition. The competition was backed by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Read more


30 September 2021

Education Ministry has Monumental Challenges

The National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) says it eagerly looks forward to overhauling Zambia’s education system through extensive reviews of the national policy on education, the education Act, curriculum and syllabi. Read more

Gender Inequality, Decline in Expenditure Hamper Enrolment

African universities are expected to help tackle challenges facing African society and realise the aspirations of the Africa Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in the current context of globalisation of higher education, … Read more

Hichilema’s Plan to Overhaul Higher Education Sector

Zambia’s new president, Hakainde Hichilema, has vowed to revamp the higher education sector which, like many other sectors, took a hit from years of economic erosion and underinvestment. Read more

Over 100 Teachers Participate in ODL Training

An ODL training course for developing teachers’ competence in planning, preparing, and organising online and distance-based education started on September 9. The course has a total of 105 participants from HEIs in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. Read more

PBL-BioAfrica at the Start of Something New

Students of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at HAMK are excited about participating PBL-BioAfrica’s student project. Students are investigating solid waste management in Kenya and Zambia in collaboration with Steam’n Heat. Read more

UbuntuNet Alliance Board Member Prof. Hellicy Ng’ambi Leaves Glittering Legacy…

On 31st August 2021, Professor Hellicy Ng’ambi, the Vice-Chancellor of Mulungushi University, one of the main public universities in Zambia, officially retired from her position, bringing to an end an illustrious 9-year long distinguished career as the first female Vice-Chancellor… Read more,… Read more

UNZA Student Narrates how Lecturer Indecently Assaulted

A student at the University of Zambia has narrated to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court how a lecturer allegedly indecently assaulted her by touching her breasts and thighs while in his office. Read more


31 August 2021

Chreso University Sues Former Vice Chancellor for Alleged Fraud Involving over K917,000

The Council of Chreso University has sued former vice-chancellor Lawrence Mwelwa demanding K917,650 that he allegedly withdrew from the student affairs congress account without authorisation. Read more

Universities Support Insect-Based Food and Feed Systems

Universities are contributing to the upscaling of insect-based food and feed systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, which have economic, environmental and social benefits that could support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

UNZALARU Asks Next Govt to Dismantle K600m Terminal Benefit Debt

The University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers’ Union (UNZALARU) has appealed to the incoming government to help dismantle the 10-year debt owed to its members in terminal benefits. Read more


31 July 2021

Ministry of Higher Education, CBU Seal K1.2m Deal

The Ministry of Higher Education has signed a K1.2 million contract with the Copperbelt University (CBU) which will culminate in the latter developing the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS). Read more

Ministry of Higher Education Impressed with UNZA…

The Ministry of Higher Education has urged the University of Zambia (UNZA) to enhance commercialization of the China -Zambia Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre at their Liempe farm in Silverest. Read more

Study Shows Geography is Key Driver to University Access

Ethnicity seems to be making way for geographic location as a primary indicator of unequal access to university education in Sub-Saharan Africa, a recent study suggests. Read more

Universities Ordered to Close Immediately

The Ministry of higher education has directed the closure of all universities effective this week following a rise in cases of COVID-19. Read more


30 June 2021

China Donates 50,000 Face Masks to Help Zambia’s University Fight COVID-19

China on Friday handed over 50,000 face masks to the University of Zambia, Zambia’s biggest public university, to help the institution in the fight against COVID-19. Read more

H.E. Kenneth Kaunda Laid a Foundation for Higher Education in Zambia

News filtering through from Zambia on the passing on of H.E. Kenneth Kaunda, comes at a difficult time for the world and Africa in general. It is not such a pleasant time to receive sad news of a life worth celebrating than mourning. Read more

Island Nation Plans to Widen Higher Education Offerings

One major potential initiative that may cause significant progress involves this lusophone country being chosen by the Pan African Institute for Development (PAID) to host a future International University of Development Sciences. Read more

Student Protests Lead to Nkrumah Closure

Kwame Nkrumah University has been shut following a protest by some fourth-year students. Read more


31 May 2021

PS Siame Undertakes Verification of Public Universities

Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Ms. Kayula Siame undertook a verification exercise on public universities today. Read more

RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Read more

Scale-Up Training and Entrepreneurial Activities

Launching another $50,000 GEO Poultry Project at Lukashaya Trades Training Institute in Kasama, Higher Education Minister Engineer Dr Brian Mushimba has called on the Institution management to scale up training and entrepreneurial activities. Read more

Students from 11 Universities and Colleges Endorse Lungu for 2021

About 500 students from eleven higher learning institutions have endorsed President Edgar Lungu ahead of August 12 general elections and have since established a coalition called Students Coalition for Lungu 2021. Read more

UNZA Commissions a COVOD 19 Mechanical Ventilator Prototype

The University of Zambia (UNZA) through the School of Engineering and the Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU), with the support from stakeholders, have developed a COVID 19 mechanical Ventilator Prototype aimed at cushioning the shortages of ventilators in the hospitals. Read more

UNZA Deputy Vice-Chancellor Calls for UNZA/ZUO Enhanced Collaborations

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tamala Kambikambi, has called for enhanced collaboration between UNZA and Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in providing quality distance education in order to produce the much-needed human capital required to stimulate socio-economic development. Read more

UNZA Inks MOU with RDA & 6 Others on Climate Resilient Road Infrastructure

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Centre of Engaged Excellence (CoEE) with Road Development Agency (RDA) for the development of climate resilient infrastructure standards and codes for the transport sector in Zambia Friday, 21st May 2021. Read more

ZCAS Closes for 14 Days After 4 Students Tested Positive for COVID-19

The Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) has closed for two weeks after four students tested positive for COVID-19. Read more


30 April 2021

Accelerate Science and Technology Programs

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame said the Ministry of Higher Education has embarked on support to accelerate the upgrade of science and technology academic programs in universities especially with the view of the established science policy framework… Read more

Ground Receiving Station Vital to National Development

Government says the construction of the Ground Receiving Station (GRS), under the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), being constructed in Chisamba District, is critical to the overall development of the country. Read more

Community Led Upgrading for the Disadvantaged 

The research team explored the process of community-led improvements through the communities’ perspective, needs, views and stakeholders such as local and regional authorities. The two main research sites were Dordabis and Groot Aub. Read more

Private Universities Key

Higher Education Minister Engineer Dr. Brian Mushimba said Government recognises and appreciates the partnership with private universities…through the Ministry of Higher Education embrace the role of the private universities supplementing Government efforts in educating the nation. Read more

Registration of Private Universities Emphasised

Higher Education Minister Dr. Brian Mushimba has called upon all universities to oblige and register their institutions with the Higher Education Authority and Zambia Qualifications Authority because sub-standards will be not allowed. Read more

UNZA Commissions a COVID 19 Mechanical Ventilator Prototype

The University of Zambia (UNZA) through the School of Engineering and the Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU), with the support from stakeholders, have developed a COVID 19 mechanical Ventilator Prototype aimed at cushioning the shortages of ventilators in the hospitals. Read more

Zimbabwean Scholarships are Prestigious

Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame has urged students offered scholarships by Zimbabwean President, Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to work hard and make Zambia proud as a country. Read more


31 March 2021

E-Learning for Strengthening Educational Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Based on the survey and the focus group discussions, the need for improving usage of digital platforms in bio-entrepreneurship education became evident. All partner HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) already do have online platforms in use, but equipment and software are often out of date or inadequate. Read more

Minister Mushimba Revisits NORTEC

Higher Education Minister Dr. Brian Mushimba was grateful for the Northern Technical College (NORTEC) management for revising the curricula in line with, the ten-million-kwacha worth, state-of-the-art training equipment that the Government through the Ministry of Higher Education bought, distributed, and now awaiting installation. Read more

Ministry of Higher Education Launches UNZA Medical Ventilator

Honourable Mushimba believed such technologies as the medical ventilator demonstrate the resourcefulness, willingness and potential to rise up to the occasion and support the fight against COVID – 19 by our own people in our own institutions. Read more

RUFORUM-Sentinel PhD Students Share Their Progress and Personal Reflections

As part of its capacity strengthening strategy, Sentinel has awarded small research grants to 25 PhD candidates in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out novel, relevant research at the agricultural/environment nexus. These are focused mainly (but not exclusively) on PhD projects in our three focal countries of Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. Read more

University of Lusaka and Indecent Dressing, Introduces a Dress Code

The university considers appearance and attitude as cardinal aspects of its students. Thus, a mature attitude should be demonstrated through the manner of dress and appearance of students while attending classes or engaging in other academic pursuits on or off-campus. Read more

UNZA Medical Training in New Start

Since July 1966, when the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East Road campus in Lusaka was opened, medical training has been taking seven years. Read more

Zambian Leader Calls for Prosecution of People with Fake Education Qualifications

The Zambian leader, who went to verify senior secondary school qualifications with the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ), said people with fake qualifications were diluting the standard of education in the country, adding that it was wrong to access employment with fake qualifications. Read more


28 February 2021

CBU Union Demands for Reinstatement, Increment of Meal Allowances

Speaking in Kitwe during a press briefing held at Zemics Lodge COBUSU president Lawrence Kasonde said most students at the second highest education institute are failing to have three meals per day but instead are having one meal in day as there has been no other feeding program that was introduced to replace meal allowances. Read more

Re-Opening of the University of Zambia in a Phased Approach

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate, at its special meeting held on Tuesday, 09th February 2021, has resolved to review the University Senate resolution of 27th January 2021 regarding the phased reopening of the University of Zambia for students… Read more

Supporting Teachers’ Professional Development in Zambia in COVID Times

During the co-design phase, three cohorts, each of 200 teachers, in three different Districts within Central Province, have been supported by the implementation partner World Vision Zambia (WVZ) and the project leaders, The Open University (OU), in running the enhanced SBCPD programme. Read more

The Journey to My PhD Programme Begun with My Involvement in the SENTINEL Project

Coming from a poor rural background financially coupled with exposure to pupils from well to do families in urban areas, did not draw me backwards academically. Instead, this served as a great source of inspiration to achieve excellency and study hard with a view of changing my life. Read more

UNZA’s Non-Engagement with Tobacco Industry

The University of Zambia is committed and joins the comprehensive public health efforts being made by WHO and the international community to non-engagement with tobacco. Read more

UNZA to Open in Phased Approach for Freshers and Second Year Students

The University of Zambia will open for learning in a phased approach for students in their first and second year of study. Read more


31 January 2021

UNDP, Ministry of Higher Education Join Forces to Accelerate the Role of Higher Education

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Higher Education and the UNDP have joined forces today, signing a five-year MoU outlining key areas of cooperation to deepen institutional engagement in the higher education sector… Read more

UNZA Opens its 2020/2021 Academic Year in a Phased Manner…

The University of Zambia Senate, at its special meeting held on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021, has resolved that the University opens in a phased manner and employs a blended approach of face-to-face and online learning during the 2020/21 Academic Year…  Read more

UNZA to Reopen Feb 7 in a Phased Manner

According to a statement by UNZA acting registrar Rodgers Phiri, the University of Zambia Senate, at its special meeting held on Wednesday, January 27 resolved that the institution will open in a phased manner and employ a blended approach of face-to-face and online learning during the 2020/21 academic year. Read more


31 December 2020

21 Zambian Students Participate in Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future” Program

Twenty-one Zambian students from various higher learning institutions joined Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies’ “Seeds for the Future” program to get skills in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), a release said on Monday. Read more

Manufacturing Occupational Standards Validated

The Government through the Ministry of Higher Education is cognizant of concerns from industry of mismatch between job performance requirements and skills development that exist in the manufacturing sector. Read more

“Nuclear for Peaceful Use” Says Mushimba

Higher Education Minister Engineer Dr. Brian Mushimba said the launched nuclear policy is a clear demonstration by the Government under the able leadership of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the exhibited commitment in identifying several opportunities of science and technology… Read more

Service Delivery Charter Launched

The Ministry of Higher Education has launched the Service Delivery Charter after the Science Technology and Innovation, TEVET and Nuclear policies that were formally effected a fortnight ago… Read more

UNZA Pharmacy Student Scoops Prestigious Young Innovators Award

The University of Zambia 4th year Pharmacy student has become the first student to scoop the Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia Young Innovators Award following her conceptualized innovation on a project aimed at developing Anti-Asthma Body Spray… Read more

UNZA Student Shines in Continental Essay Writing

The University of Zambia (UNZA) 4th year student in the School of Education Fredrick Chama has scooped the second prize in the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) essay writing competition facilitated by the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS). Read more

US$5 Million Boost for Extensive Sexuality Education

Twenty tertiary education institutions in Zambia and Zimbabwe will receive a total of US$5 million in 2021 to implement comprehensive campus-wide sexual reproductive health, rights and sexuality education programmes …Read more


30 November 2020

Higher Education PS Tours CBU – Africa Centre of Excellence

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame expressed happiness with the extent of various topical Research programs undertaken at the Copperbelt University – Africa Centre of Excellence. Read more

ILO Commends MoHE on PWDs Key Achievements

International Labour Organisation (ILO) Representative Mwenya Kapasa commended MoHE  for a number of achievements recorded over the years in education activities of Persons With Disabilities. Read more

MoHE Gives Five 2020 Science and Technology Awards

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame encouraged collaborative research activities and reminded researchers that no country can develop without research. Read more

State of Higher Education Authority Report – Launch

Higher Education Minister Eng. Dr. Brian Mushimba launched the Higher Education Authority (HEA) report that he believed was a necessary tool to bench mark and evaluate key milestones in managing the higher education sector. Read more

Subsidy Cuts, Closures of Private Institutions Affect Students

State cuts in funding for public higher education within Zambia have pushed more costs onto students, making it harder for them to learn and graduate, the country’s education union leader has said. Read more

UNZA had no Audited Financial Statements Between 1994 to 2014

UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) Vice-Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba has revealed that the institution ran from 1994 to 2014 without audited financial statements, but is working to ensure the University is up to-date…Read more


31 October 2020

UNZALARU Will be Subjected to Strict Proof on What is Owed to Them

The University of Zambia (UNZA) Council has admitted that it had been deducting money from its employees’ monthly union contributions. Read more

UNZA VC Applauds Government for 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


30 September 2020

COBUSU Finance Secretary Arrested for Theft of K95,990 and Forgery

Police in Kitwe have arrested Copperbelt University Students Union finance secretary Bright Chanda for theft by servant and forgery. Read more


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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