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Bursaries Committee urged to consider 2012 bursary applicants


The civil society in Ndola has appealed to the Bursaries Committee to respond to applications for bursaries in 2012 at Copperbelt University (CBU)since the University opens on March 17, 2013.

Hossana Mapalo Orphans and Widows Care Centre Project Manager Patrick Mnthanga says that Bursary applicants for last year did not know their fate whether or not they would be supported.

Mr. Mnthanga, who speaking on behalf of Samaritan Strategy Foundation of Zambia and Vulnerable Children Advocacy Project, also said most parents in the country were finding it difficult to pay secondary school fees adding that it was even worse when it came to university fees.

He said this was the reason people with good results opted to apply for bursaries so that they could be assisted to further their education.

He noted that for Zambia to attain the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 on education priority should be given to educating the nation.

He also said that the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) should have extended payment of grade 12 examination fees to give an opportunity to rewrite to those that did not do well in the year 2012.

Mr. Mntanga said as much as Civil Society appreciated the extension of payment of grade 12 examination fees from the initial deadline of February 15 to 28th of the same month, this would still disadvantage those that have not gotten their results.



  1. Govt this years has let us down, they have not sponsored anyone starting from the College upto University, May the PF Govt explain why they are delaying? i applied last year for sponsorship upto now no news i tried to contact the authority at my college (NORTEC) but they also expressed ignorance about the Govt Stance on Bursaries.

  2. Who is the Head of the Bursaries in Zambia. Why cant he be fired we have active young men who revolutionalize the system. Let that chap heading the isntitution be fired for incompetence. Children need to learn.

  3. Piz admini help me were can i get the application form a bursery to go at nortec this September my line is 0965313671

  4. I was admitted in the 2013/2014 accademic year,i applied for a bursary but when the list cameout my name didn’t appear,i need your help on the appealing process,school is opening on monday 14th octbr,pliz i’ve got no where to run too considering the fact that am a single orphan. Mum doesn’t do anything 4 a living. How can i contact u?
    Vulnerable student.

  5. I happen to be one of the anticipating applicant.I applied for bursary last year (2013) at Chipata Trades Training Institute and i was told that withing 3 week after opening school the names should be out,but there is no news or updates.please kindly help us because education is the only key to success as at now.

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