Luo Closes CBU

Luo Closes CBU

Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has announced the closure of The Copperbelt University (CBU) indefinitely. Government has also announced the banning of student’s unions at the higher institution of learning.  

Be Innovative – Luo Urges UNZA, CBU

Be Innovative – Luo Urges UNZA, CBU

Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has implored management at the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to be innovative and come up with ways of paying workers rather than wholly rely on Government for grants. Professor Luo said grants merely supplement the institutions’ operational costs. She said this in a ministerial statement on Thursday. […]

Government To Reduce School Fees

Government To Reduce School Fees

Fees at all public schools will be reduced next term to increase Zambians’ access to education, Minister of General Education David Mabumba said yesterday. Mr Mabumba said most schools cannot account for the money they collect from pupils as user fees. He said the largest operational cost of any public school is payment of salaries, […]

Mulungushi University Scoops Best Huawei ICT Academy Award

Mulungushi University Scoops Best Huawei ICT Academy Award

Mulungushi University Scooped the Best Huawei ICT Academy Award during the Huawei ICT Competition Zambia Awards Ceremony which was held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre. Mulungushi university students under the School of Science, Engineering and Technology received awards at the just ended Huawei ICT Competition Zambia Awards Ceremony. Two lecturers from Mulungushi University, Dr. C. […]

Private Schools Warned Against High Fees

Private Schools Warned Against High Fees

The National Action Quality Education (NAQEZ) has warned that private schools which exploit parents by charging exorbitant fees in the name of providing quality education risk being closed. NAQEZ deputy director of research Webby Kamangala said private schools should provide education as a service and not as a business. Mr Kamangala said the rate at […]

Buying of Uniform From Schools Against Act

Buying of Uniform From Schools Against Act

Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Felix Phiri has advised schools not to force parents or guardians to buy uniforms from them. Dr Phiri said schools should compete favourably on the market. Therefore, citizens should not be forced to procure uniforms only from individual schools. “I expect that there should be no school which will […]

Over 7000 Teachers Are Lost Anually

Over 7000 Teachers Are Lost Anually

The Ministry of General Education has been losing 7,000 teachers annually due to various factors, the National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has said. NAQEZ executive director Aaron Chansa says data from the ministry’s 2016 educational statistical bulletin indicates that the country needs to engage a lot of teachers in public schools to […]

HEA Directs CBU To Resume Running Bachelor Of Surgery And Bachelor Dental Surgery Programmes

HEA Directs CBU To Resume Running Bachelor Of Surgery  And Bachelor Dental Surgery Programmes

  The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has directed the Copperbelt University (CBU) to continue running the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery Learning Programmes at the Higher Education Institution (HEI) until further notice. As mandated by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 and Statutory Instrument No. 25 of […]

ZIBSIP Will Not Re-Open Next Year’

ZIBSIP Will Not Re-Open Next Year’

Government  will not allow the Zambia Institute of Business and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) to re-open if management does not improve sanitary conditions at the institution, Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has said. Professor Luo, who inspected sanitary conditions at the institution, was disappointed with the situation and urged management to improve sanitation. Currently, 35 […]

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