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.