Gender Minsister Nkandu Luo during the UNZA Celebrations
Gender Minsister Nkandu Luo during the UNZA Celebrations

President Edgar Lungu says the Patriotic Front government will continue to support higher education through infrastructure development at public universities.

President Lungu also says he will prioritise the education sector in his second term in government

The head of state has further disclosed that government is considering reviewing the High Education Act of 2013.

President Lungu said this in a speech read on his behalf by Minister of Gender Nkandu Luo during the Golden Jubilee celebrations at the University of Zambia, Great East Road Main Campus.

The President said amending the current legislation will ensure effective management of both public and private universities.

And President Lungu has urged students at UNZA to reflect on the reason why they are at the institution.

Mr Lungu said students must engage in dialogue with authorities when they have grievances instead of resorting to disruptive behaviour.

President Lungu also thanked UNZA management for approving the construction of the 40 million kwacha multipurpose learning centre.

Earlier, First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda challenged UNZA management to be innovative and return the institution to its glorious past.

At the same occasion UNZA Chancellor Jacob Mwanza said the institution is faced with various challenges such as a high debt that is hindering the smooth operation of the university.

And visiting academic, Silas Lwakabamba from the University of Kibungo in Rwanda bemoaned the high levels of unemployment among graduates, which he said is a global challenge.

Professor Lwakabamba urged students to embrace entrepreneur skills after graduating from tertiary schools.

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    • President Lungu is a failure and so is PF. They are on their way out. Vote HH and UPND!!!

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    • This “Professor CROOKs by proxy!!” IS NOT A MINISTER BUT A THIEF!!!

      Parliament is dissolved, THUS WE HAVE NO MINISTERs!!!

      MINISTRIES ARE NOW to be HEADED & REPRESENTED by Permanent Secretaries ONLY!!!!!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Luo is ignorant. Lungu’s Constitution does not recognise his last 18 months in State House as a term. As far as Lungu is concerned his first term will only start if he wins in August. In any case, if education was so important why couldn’t this Chakolwa get out of bed and attend the Jubilee celebrations at UNZA? How can he value education when his actions say something else? Where did Lungu go for his law degree, if he has one?
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo

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  1. Kikikikiki comedy. How does he do that by closing the universities every-time he fails to pay the students allowances. And by introducing a loan scheme that will increase the burden on the jobless graduates?

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    • @2.spot on.whn american politicians are trying to implement student debt free degrees ;zambian politicians are pushing for student debt.zambia is the real africa.

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    • Plus he copied that from H.H. All this time he has made no mention on education and health etc, waited to hear from the opposition first, copy and paste. LOL

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  2. The problem of zambia is the mentality of going to school with the aim to be employed ;lets change our mindset to be employers;am mindful that the whole education system needs to be revisited to meet the 21 ‘st economic challenges and govt should stay out in system design.95% of political children under pf are outside zed bcz they kn our edu system is broken.

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  3. How come our President shunned the commemorations? We were told the President would personally grace the event, not sending a rep. Oh, is he scared of being booed because of the previous closure? He missed the chance to repair the broken relationship and probably earn himself some votes.

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  4. KK was spot on but how do you restore the past glory when the cream of academics are frustrated to the point of driving them away to benefit other countries. UNZA you have a raw deal. It starts with management but when management joins petty PhDs with no ideas, thats what you get. Anyhow, congratulations at 50 even if you have been turned into a primary school UNZA!!!

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  5. Really laughable indeed…given that they failed to allocate enough funding to this selfsame sector in the last budget..these empty tins know nothing about Policy…everything is solved through infrastructure development via a loan when they dont have funds to pay student allowances and lecturers.
    The only sing about infrastructure development so they can continue stealing with utter impunity!!

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    • Student allowances may not be their interest because they may not have personal benefits unlike infrastrure development where there are may be some crams or serious late overs.

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  6. This is a iron lady of mother Zambia! She is not squaboling and insulting, but making proper assurances on his excellence ECL positive developmental agenda.

    This is what we expect: more university infrastructure and schools as they are key to hunger solving.

    We are voting for you again!

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  7. Look at how yellow they look, she and her body guard, they have no idea they are beautiful without being yellow first.

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    • Say it again. They perform illegal plastic surgeries in their homes when Michael Jackson who spent un spendable still suffered side effects & they don’t still learn.

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  8. Where is Kaingu to “read” Lungu’s message! Nobody trusts him any more even as a mere messenger!!

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  9. Job creation to increase the revenue base of GRZ without borrowing should be the number one priority.
    With increased tax revenues, other sectors can be prioritised, unless PF are looking at another borrowing frenzy.

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    • These are empty tins they do not have the capacity to draw up such policies to stimulate job creation in the Private sector …they would rather buy solar hammer-mills via unaccountable presidential slush fund or construct overpriced roads via a Chinese loan.

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  10. Reviewing our Higher Education system is long overdue & I trust that the speech has become a policy but not one of those many event speeches which after being read find their way to the dust bin. Our Institutions produce half or quarter baked graduates & that’s why some foreign investors opt to come with their own staff. Some of them can’t even answer to their names. With exception of medical doctors, they are not exposed to industrial attachment until they finish their courses. If you ask graduate engineer, which industrial practice he did during their learning days, will tell you that he/she worked as polling assistant for general or bye election or did census enumeration which are contrary & how can you find a job? Others start looking for attachment 2 years after completing the…

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    • Others start looking for attachment 2 years after completing the courses when they can’t find a job that is when reality dawns. They value money & rioting as their industrial practice.

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  11. Ba UNZA AND CPU. Remember the one who has delayed you from compleating your studies by cosing the two instituttions , on the day of voting. If you want to be receiving your allowance lately, vot PF. If you dont want your allowance to be increased, ni PF chabe.

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  12. BA UNZA AND CBU PLEASE STAND VIGILANT.IF LUNGU WINS I PROMISE YOU KAINGU WILL BE BACK EVEN AS A NOMINATED MINISTER AND HIS FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WILL TO CANCEL YOUR ALLOWANCES. YOU WILL RESORT BACK TO THE DINGO SYSTEM WHERE YOU WILL ALL LINE UP TO GET YOUR MEALS LIKE NATIONAL SERVICE RECRUITS. UNZA AND CBU ARE GOING TO BE GUARDED LIKE ARMY BARRACKS AND IF YOU ARE NOT ON CAMPUS BY 23:30 YOU SLEEP OUTSIDE. WAIT AND SEE.IF LULUNGU WINS UNZA AND CBU WILL SEE RED!!!!!

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  13. Who listens to this crap? An illegal Minister reading a speech on behalf of a visionless and clueless President? Where is the PF Manifesto? If u consider the damage, ruin, misrule and mismanagement by President Lungu within just one year what would happen if he was given 5 years? U will have a failed state if Lungu retains power. Lungu will be a worse dictator than Mugabe and Museveni. Zambians u vote for ECL and PF at your own peril.

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  14. I have come to discover that most of the bloggers have reading problems like Pastor Nevers Mumba. There is no illegal minister please take time to read the Zambia constitution and what it says. Our national constitution is our bible and our guide line hence have interest to read and understand it otherwise you have lost the sense of responsibility. If you read the UPND constitutional it is discrimination in nature in that it says the party president shall be from Southern province thus more nepotisitic and tribalistic tendencies.

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  15. As Zambians we are also to blame. Why do we attend meetings hosted by Lungu’s illegal Ministers? We should either stay away or if we are in the meeting and an illegal Minister imposes oneself we should boo them and refuse to hear their illegal speeches. If we keep quiet these illegal Ministers think we are recognising them. We should walk out in protest and tell them that they are illegal. We must embarrass them as much as possible. We want respect for Rule of Law and good governance in Zambia . On 11th August 2016 we must show Lungu and PF that we do not recognise these Ministers and they have no moral or legal authority to Minister Zambian govt functions anymore and after Parliament was dissolved on 11th May 2016.

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  16. Kono singe Nkandu Luo lukululi ki “Mukatimui”. The woman us ugly full cycle, I mean, if one has the misfortune of running into he in the ungle of kwa naBwalya, is this not a Zinjanthopus onewould be seeing out here!

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