Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Government to build more Universities

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MMD Spekesperson and Education Minister Dora Siliya
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.

ZANIS

38 COMMENTS

  1. plse let not add to the number of junk building …this government is only known for substandard building..look at what KK build a long time,it still stands up to now…look what government has done to the health sector..those are not fit to be called clinics…there is need to build with a 50 year vision so that there will be lasting solutions to some of these problems we are facing today..zambia plse lets learn fromother worlds.

  2. plse lets not add to the number of junk building …this government is only known for substandard building..look at what KK build a long time,it still stands up to now…look what government has done to the health sector..those are not fit to be called clinics…there is need to build with a 50 year vision so that there will be lasting solutions to some of these problems we are facing today..zambia plse lets learn fromother worlds.

  3. plse lets not add to the number of junk buildings …this government is only known for substandard buildings..look at what KK build a long time,it still stands up to now…look what government has done to the health sector..those are not fit to be called clinics…there is need to build with a 50 year vision so that there will be lasting solutions to some of these problems we are facing today..zambia plse lets learn fromother worlds.

  4. plse lets not add to the number of junk buildings …this government is only known for substandard buildings..look at what KK built a long time,it still stands up to now…look what government has done to the health sector..those are not fit to be called clinics…there is need to build with a 50 year vision so that there will be lasting solutions to some of these problems we are facing today..zambia plse lets learn fromother worlds.

  5. We are told the same message every after 4 and a half years. its just a campaign strategy to whoo the electrorate. f.u.ll.s

  6. With foreign currency reserves approaching the $3 Billion mark and an import cover of 6.7 months, I dont see why this is not possible.

  7. And Sadam Hussein, the Shah of Iran, Mobutu and Idi Amin are alive living in one house close to Capitol Hill in Washington DC! If you believe my sentence, then Dolla and Bwezani will build 15 universities, build stadia in each province, 300 schools for all the children on the streets and more importantly this a record they will achieve in under 8 months!!!
    SHUT UP AND CLOSE YOUR LEGS.

  8. 11.VJ Rigger . I wonder what you smoke. How are you and your Masters going to build the universities in those regions If with reservses now they cant maintain the current two Universities? Just enjoy while it lasts instead of supporting every word from your Masters.

  9. This is yet another campaign strategy. Come on fellow patriotic Zambians, Its plain and simple. How can the government claim to want to build more universities in the country when its failing to run the two universities we have.

    The University of Zambia and Copperbelt University are in deplorable state, and its such a shame that our government do not even take notice.

    what form of development is this? Lets open our eyes.

    Every responsible and patriotic Zambian should therefore get ready to vote in the on-coming polls.

  10. “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”.

    Imwe ba kabwa, you cannot sort out problems with two universities, you dream of building more. Where did you learn such lies from. You think universities are like markets….May in Zambia they will be used to train MMD cadres like Chalwe.

  11. “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”.

    Imwe ba kabwa, you cannot sort out problems with two universities, you dream of building more. Where did you learn such lies from? You think universities are like markets….May in Zambia they will be used to train MMD cadres like Chalwe.

  12. Ichintu chintu umwene. We will only believe when we see the universities otherwise they only want our votes which they won’t get from me.

  13. DORA CAME TO UNZA AS A MATURE WHILE WORKING FOR ZNBC. SHE USED TO WAER SKIRTS WITH A SLIT IN FRONT REACHING HER PANTS. SHE USED TO GO OUT WITH INDIANS.

  14. Dora i think now you have started smoking fwaka yachingoni. The problem with you you think it is just yapping every time. SHAT UP AND CLOSE YOUR LEGS.

  15. But I sont see the reason why why UNZA and CBU are under MOE when other higher institutions pf learnin are under MSTVT? Let MSTVT handle UNZA and CBU as well so that MOE can concentrate on basic and high school education.

  16. CAN HON DORA TELL US WHAT IS THE POINT OF OPENING MORE UNIVERSITIES IN ZAMBIA WHEN THE GOVT HAS FAILED TO RUN LUSAKAS ONLY UNIVERSITY UNZA. HALF THE TIME THE STUDENTS ARE CHASED AWAY BY PARAS FIRING TEAR GAS,UNZA IS NORMALLY CLOSED FOR 6 MONTHS IN YEAR EVERY YEAR SO WHATS THE LOGIC OF WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY.WE NEED MORE HOSPITALS IN ZAMBIA WHERE PEOPLE ARE DYING LIKE COCKROACHES DUE TO NO PROPER DOCTORS AND MEDICINES.I WOULD TELL DORA TO STOP WASTING OUR MONEY

  17. I hope you mean “BUILD”. Not converting ZIT into Copperbelt University not converting Kasama Trades school into a University not converting Chipata Trades into a University.BUILD? I am game

  18. Ba Dora ala sometimes you must keep queit. Zambia has changed, people have info on their finger tips.

    This is not 1960 when people were so much detached from info. As such you cant cheat the computer generation.

    Just concetrate on preparing your selve for Chimbokaila next year…..you stole the ZAMTEL money.

  19. we have heard these stories bane! lets not make over ambitious plans! universities in all provincial hqs when you have people starving! you can read or study on an empty stomach! tackle hunger in all provinces thhen talk of universities! *****!

  20. Yet we have two disaster stories of Universities. Wouldn’t it make sense to improve and enhance the two we have? It is not just a quantitative thing it also is a quality thing. But then again, Siliya wouldn’t understand, she didn’t quite earn her position and no UNZA student respects her.

  21. Fellow bloggers, don’t mind what Ms. Piggy says. These are simply effects resulting from one having thrown her legs up in the air. Chinanzuna bad kind.

  22. Please bloggers and indeed LT administrator, can we have civility in our contributions. Use of offensive language merely epitomises a lack of the ability to debate objectively. Many thanks.

  23. When is this good lady going to stop campaigning and start working for a change? How can you talk about building universities when the current ones are NOT FUNCTIONING as they were intended for. The current universities need to be given enough resources to deliver productive graduates. It is not just numbers but the quality that matters. Also there are enough university positions available in the region, if you consider the South African universities. Government can subsidise studies for brilliant students abroad instead of reinventing the wheel. Zambians are not well represented in numbers at many foreign universities. Those that are there are paying from their own resources. The country also needs more technical people than graduates. More nurses, welders, carpenters, artisans

  24. Bloggers, the insults are uncalled for… Anyone can plan… but doing is another matter… Forexample, I plan to build a mansion in every province.. Lol!

  25. This government is full of lies. It seems whatever any government official says is not true. We’re tired of being considered as stupid..Come next year Don’t Kubeba..!!!

  26. Too much lies from this government. Everything that is said by govt officials is not true.. Shikapwasha, Dora, Rupiah, Mulongoti, Konga,George to name just a few..We are tired of being lied to..Come next year don’t Kubeba..!!!

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