Zambia has been selected as one of the African countries from which the University of Limpompo in South Africa plans to recruit students as part of a crusade to expand its base of international students.
A team of academic staff from Limpopo University will be in the country next month to hold meetings with various schools across the country and show case what the institution offers and incentives to prospecting students.
Press Secretary at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria Nicky Shabolyo disclosed this in a media statement made available to ZANIS yesterday.
Limpopo University Director of International Affairs Hlulani Mabasa said in Pretoria yesterday that his institution is impressed with the academic performance and behaviour of Zambian students.
Dr Hlulani who was accompanied by other university officials was speaking when he met First Secretary for Education at the Zambian High Commission Emmerentina Bweupe.
He said 12 Zambians are currently studying at the university and wants to give more opportunities to Zambians as part of the university’s strategy to raise its international profile.
“We have been impressed with Zambian students currently at the university and we thought of attracting even more because we believe they are best suited to help us raise our international profile,” he said.
And Mrs Bweupe said Zambia has a huge population of people seeking university education and that the programme embarked on by the university will help to address the issue.
She thanked University of Limpopo for considering Zambia as a worthy partner in the exercise and assured him that the Mission in Pretoria will help facilitate the university’s visit to Zambia.