Education Minister Dora Siliya has hinted that Government intends to build more Universities in the country in order to decongest the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University.
And Ms Siliya has disclosed that discussions are underway to set up Universities in each provincial headquarters beginning with Northern, Southern and Eastern Provinces respectively.
The Education minister was speaking yesterday, on MUVI TV on a programme titled” the future of higher learning institutions in the country and monitored by ZANIS in Lusaka.
She reaffirmed government commitment to education saying for this cause the State values the importance of higher learning institutions in the country as an educated citizenry would contribute more favorably to the development of the country.
Ms Siliya however, refuted media reports that Government intends to de -link the University of Zambia (UNZA ) from the Ministry of Education saying proposals abound by some concerned individuals and other stake holders to de-link the country’s biggest varsity from her ministry..
She said discussion are underway to find lasting solutions at higher learning institutions such as UNZA and the Copperbelt University ( CBU) which she said were once belonged to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Education Minister stated that as a former UNZA student herself, she would like to see improvement at the institution in terms of infrastructure development and conducive learning environment for students in these institutions.
Ms. Siliya expressed She also showed dissatisfaction the congestion at the university of Zambia where some students share small rooms which only occupy few students.
She said Government is committed to improving the lives of students at high earning institutions so that he problems which has been affecting high learning institutions are solved once and for all.