NORTEC To Be Upgraded Into University Of Technology

NORTEC To Be Upgraded Into University Of Technology

The Northern Technical College in Ndola on the Copperbelt, will be upgraded into a Technology University.

This is aimed at making the institution offer higher level qualifications and provide a progression path for graduates from trades training institutes.

41 Responses to "NORTEC To Be Upgraded Into University Of Technology"

  1. Chiwanangala   October 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm


  2. MUNTU WA BONSE   October 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    pabwato at work

  3. Mo taim   October 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Nice one bane.What about Evelyn hone ?

  4. A Mumba   October 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This is long overdue. Zambia has benefitted from the skilled manpower that insttution has devloped over the years. We now need a think tank in Zambia. Where are the brains, each country of academicsa at least boasts of one type or another. What about R&D to add avalue

  5. Citizen Do Good   October 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    This is long overdue. Zambia has benefitted from the skilled manpower that insttution has produced over the years. We now need a “Think Tank” in Zambia. Where are the brains????? Each country of academics (how many years since UNZA came in 1967). What about R&D to add value

  6. mutototo   October 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Good move by government! Upgrade Evelyn Hone as well.

  7. GF   October 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm


  8. mefa   October 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    ikali ba ma jombo na ba machuwa

  9. samz   October 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    who said these words of upgrade,tumfweko b proffessional.

  10. mefa   October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    mukaamba tukontololeko ifintu waishiba tee.
    The school has produced great people central southern is like a prime mover in development. if this comes to pass am sure it will
    blend very well with other institutions. Bravo ba kaamba

  11. petersen   October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Evelyn hone could be turned into a University and offer degree courses while NIPA and other trades insititutes can offer certificate and diploma courses respectively.

    Too many fake universities have been formed without appropriate support infrustructure.Some have just 4 rooms and they call it a university,thats a mockery to education .
    Does gorvernment have minimum standards required to set up a university?

    • Ntekwe   October 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Bakalamba the standards are there and the systems are already in place. But when you have a Director of Standards (TEVETA) such as Kazonga, now MMD MP in Eastern Province, the chances that these standards will be enforced are very little.

  12. deejay Mac   October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    nice idea

  13. Pure Kolwestan   October 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    But let’s first of all improve the existing Universities by sorting out issues of accomodation,Capacity of Libraries,study material and manpower etc,then can we think of converting these colleges into Universities.

    Otherwise it is pointless to have many Universities when the few we have leave much to be desired in terms of academic standards.

  14. Bemila-Defender of the gospel   October 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The problem of accommodation at the current three universities can be sorted out by opening more universities. The congestion been experienced is because everyone want to be at the university Ba Mr Pure Kolwestan

  15. Tomlee   October 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Mwana NSU UnIVERSITY indeed… I am the product of that institute and i can tell you am more skilled than some of these universities. That school places Tertially learning with practical… Mwapya ba kwacha baisa..

  16. Greg Kadimba   October 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Good, but are we going to have any colleges left in Zed?

  17. Bwana Phiri   October 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Iyi ni boom.

  18. Irish Kuinga   October 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    What about ZCAS? University of PORN? We also need recognition at this School of armature porn. Only 16 minute video released so far.

  19. Sowetole market   October 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    What about mansa trades ?

  20. Banda   October 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    What about Zibsip ?

  21. Control Seniorman NSU   October 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Ni control i m the form NSU good move

  22. NDIYO ZO PULAMA   October 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    @mufaya boi time to get a degree mwaiche…caution:no shim

  23. True bantustans:   October 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Turning notek into what imwe bacimbwi no plan? You think just the way ukwa and kaseba a husband graber has turned state house into hospital for shiki and presidntial dipers duping grownd and kasebas pads. We are waiting sir for you to die and we are going to the by elèctions very soon ukwa is sick he has less than two years to live. So my point is who is goin to turn notec into a univesity? Who kaseba and her gstrings? Or who you bemba idyots.chao

  24. VMMM   October 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Do not just upgrade the Higher education sector. Consider the foundation first, we have Pupils Still Sitting On The Floor In Mufumbwe. How will this work ? considering the size of nortech and facilities like the libraries. The institution has to meet certain criteria for it to be called a university. The idea is good but lack detailed information. May be it the reporting of ba tumfweko, always mis-representing or lack of proper reporting.

  25. banda   October 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    But the way has government ever looked into the conditions of service for workers in these tevet colleges which are management board run.If the government is really serious let it dissolve these boards in the tevet colleges and take over completely and put workers on government payroll rather than contract jobs with poor salaries below what those in government with similar qualifications are getting

  26. OS.   October 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Bantustan ,a replaca of the lunacy seen in HH and Sekwila

  27. Ayatollah   October 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Luanshya Trades and In-service Training College can be merged under one management. They have adequate space and infrastructure for further development. This can increase their enrolment levels. We need more training schools to absorb the numerous school leavers

  28. banda   October 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    What has happened to the merging of the three luanshya colleges into a one even talks about it now.

  29. Gomes(CIAN)   October 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Abana nsu or ba’cian’ time 2 rush 4 our degrees in Auto/HER yaa yaa yaa wapya ba mature baisa Micheal ati shani? Gud move viva pf.

  30. cs   October 17, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Nortec has failed to run effectively as trades school, how will they manage to run it as a university?

  31. nshendi   October 17, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Wonderful, am UPND bt am pleased.

  32. bangx   October 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    y do pipo think so low, the government has failed to run 2 0r 3 Universities how possible will it be run 5 of them, does this sku have what it takes to b called a unviersity. for your own infor CBU in top Africa Universities is not among the top 100, the question is where is Hone or Nortec my guess it is # 1000 or even 10000 lets focus on bulidin what we have

  33. ashmail   October 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    elo balapena ba nortec lwanya nokunya, c u tomorrow guys we r coming 4 sports get ready 4 us.

  34. mwewa123   October 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    why is Zambia fascinated by the name university. who said a college cant confer degrees? how about MIT, my understanding is a college offers specialised courses eg college of medicine, college of engineering, business college, etc. could confer Bachelor, Master and doctoral degrees without calling them uni. Zambia stil thinks to get a degree an institution needs to be called a uni, its not correct. Late underson mazoka got his masters in mechanical engineering from Union College New York and he was a powerful engineer! Lets have specialised colleges and forget the nonsense about ‘uni’ thing. then build proper infrastructure.

  35. voltron   October 18, 2012 at 1:50 am

    ICHI COURSE saana pa NSU ni H.E.R bakaamba. ONLY offered there in zambia not ificourese ifyaseka ati ELECTRICAL, FABURA,ONE AUTO-abaice bakwa H.E.R nabena WATALALA. HYDRAULICsssssssssss such as caterpillar as earth moving machine just 2 mention a few.

  36. Avogadro   October 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Right Move. GRZ needs to partner with private sector. Most syllabus’are out dated and parallel to current industrial practice. This should start from the primary level. The quality of our graduates is very low. GRZ also needs to equip high instutitions of learning with state of the art laboratories and engae into partnership with oversees universities.

  37. blackbull   October 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    gud move also upgrade evelyn hone and other deserving colleges

  38. isaac   October 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    What a powerful and dedicated govt that we have? Thumb up!!!

  39. mwenda joseph   December 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    that’s really great. the government is now working. Nortec is more than a university. i like there move. see you all at nortec in January.
    let chainama college of health sciences be upgraded aswell.

  40. fabunastic   January 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    kaale twa amba ukufyumfwa..never materialises.