The University of Zambia (UNZA) Public Relations and International Liaison Manager, Damaseke Chibale says the number of student enrollment at the higher learning institution is on the increase.
In an interview carried out in office today, Mr Chibale said since the institution was established in 1966 with a total number of 312 students, UNZA has now a total number of over 30, 000 students that includes parallel and distance programmes.
Mr Chibale said UNZA with its main vision pillars of teaching, research and community service will endevour to ensure that students offer quality services to people in the entire country.
“As a University, will endevour to ensure that our students who graduate from here do provide quality services to both the government and the people as whole, we are the biggest institution in the country with many of schools,” said Mr Chibale.
Mr Chibale said that at the moment the university has introduced extra three schools namely Nursing, Public Health and Health sciences bringing the total numbers of schools to 13.
He said that the university has extension programmes of expanding the institution so that students could enough accommodation and lecture room spaces that would see over 4,000 students being accommodated.
“We are boosting as an institution because we are doing great things in this country, imagine every year the university produces on average about 4,000 graduates being offloaded on the job market,” Mr Chibale said.
Mr Chibale has called on female students to enroll on the schools of natural sciences, mining and engineering as the schools lack female representations.
“The institution has a deliberate policy of admitting 30 percent of female applicants while 70 percent is competed for both females and males as such females should strive to study in schools such as mining, Veterinary medicine and available sciences,” Mr Chibale said.
He added that partners from Europe have come on board to construct a school that will be specifically to train teachers for students with special needs under the school of education at the university of the Zambia.