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Government is constructing 14 public universities country-wide-Kaingu

General News Government is constructing 14 public universities country-wide-Kaingu

Higher Education Minister Micheal Kaingu unveils the logo of the National Biosafety Authority to officially launch the National Biosafety Authority
FILE: Higher Education Minister Micheal Kaingu unveils the logo of the
National Biosafety Authority to officially launch the National
Biosafety Authority

Minister of Higher Education Michael Kaingu disclosed that government is constructing 14 public universities country-wide.

The Minister said the institutions were constructed from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Kaingu said construction of the infrastructure which started in 2011 is at different stages with some ready for commissioning any time soon.

The Minister said the construction of the universities is a major achievement for the country, which once completed will broaden opportunities of access to university education and help decongest the existing two public universities.

Dr. Kaingu, who is also MMD Mwandi MP, said it is Government’s aim is to build a university in each province.

The Paul Mushindo University in Muchinga province, King Lewanika University at Namushakende in Western Province and Luapula University in Mansa are some of the higher learning institutions that are underway.

Others are University College of Mathematics and Sciences in Nalolo district in Western Province, the University College of Applied Arts in Katete district in Eastern Province and the University College of Technology in North-Western Province, Robert Kapasa Makasa University for Science and Technology in Chinsali and the Palabana University for Livestock Sciences in Lusaka province.

23 COMMENTS

  1. It is a very good joke. How can you construct so many universities when you are failing to run 2? The thinking of an African never stops amazing the developed world.

    • Did u know that congestion at CBU and UNZA have been major causes of the problems? How do you want us to still hv just these 2 with a population frowth of more than 100 percent since 1968. Read before u comment. If u have been at a university u will know better. These times call for higher qualifications. So your hypotheis is that, “the construction of more universities will lead to unmanageable university problems”. I can help source for funding of your research to critically study this case. Empiricism, is the word, bane.

    • @John Kombe:

      Well said my friend … what guys/gals like @Vladimir Putin here fail to understand is that education is really big business. In the United Kingdom for instance, it was one of the major foreign exchange earners in the 50’s and 60’s.

      In Jordan, everyone whats to go there from all Middle East countries for a university degree … why? Because a Jordanian Degree is golden in the region. With Zambia covering a population of 450,000,000 within 2 hours of flight from Lusaka in SADC & Comesa that’s a huge pull for undergrad learning.

      With the right marketing tools in place, we would have everyone around us floating to Zambia for a university degree not to mention increasing the number of the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise with degrees and the rest would be…

    • Continued …

      When I moved to Fort Worth, Texas USA almost 20 years ago … the city only had a population of 800,000. That population had 5 Campuses for Junior Colleges, 2 State owned universities, 3 Privately owned universities with 1 University Teaching Hospital.

      Lusaka is a city of almost 3 million people, do the math as to how many institutions of learning needed in Lusaka alone using comparative analysis, how much the entire country. We have talking heads with no idea what they talking about …

      The highly educated the populace the higher the earning per capita, the more innovative a society and the better the quality of life. I like what I see … I endorse ECL as the next President of the Zambian Enterprise.

  2. 14 more notches on a belt to brag about but in essence looking at the education system in Zed from pre-school to university… This government has nothing to be proud about except for a new crop of leaders sending their kids to better schools than they are responsible for.

  3. For a country of Zambia’s size, do we really need 14 universities to be constructed at once? We have 10 provinces and the plan of govt is to construct at least a university in each province. Some provinces are earmarked to have 2 universities, but what’s worrying is, instead of these being built in phases, they’re being done at once, this will strain the treasury. We already have 3 govt-run universities in 3 different provinces. Govt should have halved that number to 7, i.e one in each of the remaining 7 provinces. 14 is NOT sustainable.

  4. How do we even know they will qualify as ‘Universities’? Their quality standards, assuming they are even ready to run, will have to be assessed. Going by this governments educational ‘track record’, if it were given a ‘Kantemba’ to run as an educational institution, it would fail lamentably.

  5. This PFOOLS they are jokers how could you construct 14 Universities at a time kuti waseka mwandini.
    Thats why we go thru all this coz of folish leaders we have dont think lyose nifi kaloba.
    He is even proudy kwati fya mano coz same of those wil take 15 years to be completed govt of no plan. Even at house level you take one or two -2- three projects at a time.
    “WILL SEE YOU FAIL TO RUN 2 UNIVERSITIES NOMBA PLUS 14”.

  6. I wonder how you will run the 14 universities when you have lamentably failed to run just two UNZA and CBU. Kuya bebele.

  7. This man is as shameless as they come, but the worst of all of this is that the average Zambian is just fine with the mediocrity exhibited by such a clown as Kaingu, who absolutely has no accountability to anyone, let alone the people he is supposed to be serving. Zambia nausebana

  8. I hope we will manage to run those universities and make them affordable to the general public so we can slowly reduce the private ones.

  9. Joke of the day. He has failed to run 2 university,how in the world are you going to manage 14. There is no need to be wasting resources when you have no capacity to take care of what you have.people are not going to eat universities and besides the private sector has stepped in a lot to bridge the gap.the private schools are doing much better than. Besides what is your detailed plan rather than just building. Kenya has an ambitious plans for education even attracting investors our plan is rather shallow or just a ploy to get votes.

  10. I was in Mansa 2 months ago and there is no sign of constructing a University. Kaya mwandi. This govt dont want to stop lying?

  11. The only problem with this article is that it coming from Dr Michael Kaingu, a doctor who thinks like a rabid dog just like his sister veep Wina. The man’s brains are so twisted, the frontal lobe is at the back and the occipital lobe at the front-twisted. Each time he stands up to say something, it is always something laughable.

  12. I think we need more Chainama hospitals to take people like this fake Dr for treatment. Is it just the name university PF is interested in? Then make Kaingu’s bedroom University of ‘whatever’! We can then have 1000 universities within the remaining two months of PF madness

  13. KAINGU A VERY BAD MP I NEVER SEE EVEN SATA FAILED TO BUILD THOSE UNIVERSITY KAINGU DREAMING .LET THE HOLY GHOST FIRE BURN KAINGU ,LOOK UNZA AND CBU YOU HAVE FAILED TO OPEN .KAINGU GO BACK TO THE SCHOOL OF DREAMING AS FOR ME AM NOT IN THE SAME ARENA WITH KAINGU , PLIZ KAINGU TELL LUNGU YOUR FRIEND TO BRING POWER HERE IN NANGWESHI IN SIOMA DISTRICT , NO GOOD ROAD IN NANGWESHI KAINGU HIM THIS NO POWER NO ROAD NO VOTE

  14. Sorry country men and women , my minister thinks using his a..s..s . thts y he has failed to cage BJ master daugher.

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