Prof Nkandu Luo

FEMALE students in higher learning institutions should stop cooking meals for their boyfriends because they are in school to learn.

Minister of Higher Education Nkundu Luo is disappointed that female students in some higher learning institutions have added extra responsibilities to their academic time-table.

Professor Luo, who surprised some students at Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe with her visit to one of the libraries as they were studying, said female students should take their education very seriously.

“What I know is you come to school to learn and not to cook. Anybody who is doing that must stop, pay attention to school,” Prof Luo said.

Prof Luo, who shared with the students her brief academic journey, also said Government will not condone lecturers who resort to having relationships with students.

Prof Luo said female students should guard against being lured into relationships by their lecturers.

“If there are any lecturers that want you, anyone should pick up the phone and report to me so that I phone your vice chancellor (Racheal Kabeta),” she said, and proceeded to give the students her mobile number after they demanded for it.

Prof Luo, who was accompanied by Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga, Ministry of Higher Education director in the department of vocation education and training Muzano Simumba and Dr Kabeta said students in higher learning institutions should “jack up and take the space”.

The first female professor in Zambia has encouraged female students to aim high and not end at getting degrees.

“There is nothing exclusive for men, women can do anything. Boys should stop making girls to cook for you,” she said.

Prof Luo, who also visited Mulungushi University in Kapiri Mposhi and Kabwe Institute of Technology in Kabwe, challenged women to show that they are capable of doing many things in different spheres of life.

And Government has collected K19 million after the introduction of human resource and skills development levy, Prof Luo has said, reports Nkole Mulambia in Ndola

Prof Luo said the levy which is administered by Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) is aimed at promoting skills development in Technical Education, Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) institutions.

“Within the month of January this year, we have collected K19 million from the levy. We are compelling the private sector to give back to the skills development. This is law and money has started coming in. We are just putting in place modalities of management to monitor the usage of the money,” she said.

She was speaking when she addressed lecturers at NORTEC in Ndola last Friday. Prof Luo was touring institutions on the Copperbelt and Central provinces.

And in Kitwe, Mwila Ntambi reports that Prof Luo has directed management at the Copperbelt University (CBU) to come up with a programme for students to participate in cleaning their hostels and surroundings at least once a month.

Speaking to Journalists after she toured CBU Riverside campus in Kitwe yesterday, Prof Luo said she was disappointed with the way students were keeping their hostels.

She said the hanging litter bins and clothes on walls gave a bad impression about CBU especially to first-time visitors at the institution.

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76 COMMENTS

  1. Ask HungryHyena where he used to eat from when he was a student at Campus! If he wasn’t diving pa New Res then he was camping in the brothels in Kalingalinga. That is a fact!

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    • That is one of the most ridiculous thing I have ever read, coming from a forged MP.

      She is out of her depth.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • Politics aside Luo’s message must be taken seriously. The worst thing any parent can hear is that her daughter is offering catering services to a boyfriend you are paying the university fees. These relationships usually end up in a disaster at the expense of education and its timely that Luo nailed it on the head.

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    • It would help if this advise came from a woman has done the same at UNZA and gone on to build a successful marriage and family. Everybody know the marriage life of this woman has been a disaster. Who would take such advise from a person who could not keep a marriage and later on a family together.

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    • Kikiki maintenance ku University, iwe nkandu just employ people to clean Universities, let students concentrate on studies.

      Pf way of thinking awe mwandi the lot of a minister involving herself in youngsters kubuta, mantombwa, manyengwe, iwe nkandu leka abaiche balebuta, iwe tawalebuta na Francis?

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    • Nkandu luo! Has issues with men since her divorce,!,!! I thought good and bad experiments are part of learning

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    • This stereotyping is what’s hampering gender development. Girls in higher learning institutions are old enough to know what’s good for them. Do not give this bull advice to my daughter. She’s smart enough & independent. She needs mentors not bra-burning boot stompers.

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    • Edgar “Jameson” Lungu was the worst diver at UNZA and would even go hungry.He spent most of his money drinking Chibuku in Mutendere and Kalingalinga..FACT

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    • Some girls keep on failing, and so boyfriends keep them pa Level…they must cook, or go back to their parents upon failing,while some girls have think that being away in school, is an excellent chance to mini-marriages, give bjs, record that, open legs, record that, trying anal, record that, and that kind of trash. That’s what you get when society puts so much pressure on a girl child, making them believe marriage was the highest level of human civilization, a great achievement far greater than school and high-fly paid careers…What do you get, over-dependence on men, abuse, number of mealie-meal observers rising, knives and guns

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    • This man is jealous of the female students leave them alone they are old enough to know what is good for them.

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    • [email protected] Marriages end for different reasons. You do not know exactly what led to their divorce. Don’t rush into judging people because you do not know what battles she was fighting in her marriage

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    • “Government has collected K19 million after the introduction of human resource and skills development levy, Prof Luo has said.
      We are just putting in place modalities of management to monitor the usage of the money,” she said.

      What she actually means is she, Lungu and the rest of these PF thieves are now ready to STEAL IT!

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  2. Very useless message by a Minister of Higher Education – every time this lady opens her mouth it is about gender — is she still Minister for Gender? Please speak something intelligent Minister!! Girls this, girls that all the time – you have made girls rude, confused and stupid with an otherwise well-intentioned program of equal opportunities for the sexes. How can the whole Minister of Higher Education visit a higher learning institution and talk about girls cooking for boys? Wasn’t it going to make sense citing statistics and advise girls to work harder if results lag behind?

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    • She’s very right. students must first focus on their studies before they do so with premature relationships.This is a reason they are coming out of school without substance.Graduates should come out with high sense of sanity too, hanging clothes on windows and campus wall is not good for students from a higher learning institution,By the way, where are the lecturers/tutors…? what are they doing about it? shame.

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    • Institutions of higher learning are also marriage market. Great place to meet a fellow have not and build up together.

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  3. She did not attain the rank of full professor (Prof.), only associate professor (Assoc. Prof.). She is Assoc. Prof. Luo. Thank you.

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  4. So iwe Lubo, you want us to be sleeping hungry? Lecturers will be in trouble now. Even the jealousy ones will call you now.

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  5. With all the respect please focus on policy matters and developmental agenda that bring value to our great country.
    When are you completing the Palabana University which seems abandoned for years now?

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  6. Prof Luo
    Has spoken sense girls go to school to learn nor to cook for so called boyfriends. Congrats well spoken

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    • eeeh what about imwe, how was it at school mayo? Mundu told me that he made for the Chinkulubiti for one reason and that is: she was an excellent cook. She cooked all sorts of excellent dishes making him wanting to eat from her hands. Result marriage with Chinselebende. Mature ladies don’t listen to such failures. You might just get a handsome guy for yourself as a result of cooking for him, after all you cant cook unless some Gentleman is making what to be cooked for him available – and the benefit?. Getting a PhD or being Professor doesn’t mean someone is intelligent hence this stupid advice being given to brilliant ladies. Stop intimidating Lecturers and leave them to do a good job – You are a bad example dressing like a chicken without feathers all over the places including…

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  7. Luo isn’t the first female professor in Zambia, nop! She is the first female professor of ummunology. You know at UNZA when you fail to enter the school of medicine & then they shuffle you to do these other science fimo fimos, that is what she was made to do in Moscow. And she is not as clever as she purports to be because ask her for any decent papers she has written? None. In her field, we have Zambians like Dr Rose Lewanika who for years was a top lecturer at King’s College in London, one of the top 25 universities in the world & among the oldest in England. She was my daughter’s lecturer there in pharmacology & is without doubt one of the foremost authorities in Ethnopharmacology. Outside of Bemba cycles. nobody knows Luo academically, the only thing she is renowned for is a…

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  8. … plummeting neckline revealing pan cake titties, wearing cloths meant for children & that awful elephantiasis on her arms.

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  9. She also has a cunning fettish for sleeping with men young enough to be her children, “ni ci sugar mama choipisisa!”. Lungu should also please caution her about her dressing code, she must stop forcing herself into outfits meant for children. The way her flesh bulges from those very tight blood circulation outfits of hers is embarrassing. Please just look at the arms she likes leaving exposed, I swear she has elephantiasis, she’s a highly repulsive and disgusting cow.

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  10. Iwe chi luo stop spoiling it for everyone just because you are not able to cook a meal for your man. Is this woman even married because her actions speak volumes. I wouldn’t be surprised if she has had failed marriages and is been cheated on. Just because a woman cooks for a man doesn’t mean her brain cells diminish. And here I was thinking she was a professor Kiki very dull

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    • kiki shot put as I said few months ago, the results were very clear who had won before they were taken off the website and then new results cooked up inorder for Lusaka times created mushota to be declared winner. Between you and me we both know who actually won. It is just like the presidential elections were losers force themselves to be declared winners because they are very insecure little people who cannot accept rejection. Ukose wembwawe

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  11. Cooking of food in the hostels should be Banned as it is retrogressive.Cooking takes 50% of your study time.Make dining Hall functional .

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  12. Luo mind your own business and one you will not marry me, and I’m not going to stop cooking for my man and we are not children, control your life and you don’t pay my school fees and even to help me with my assignment you don’t,

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    • While you are cooking for him, he is studying. The time you take to think about what u cook and what time, he is planning how to complete that assignment you got in the morning. Don t be stvpid. Very few of these relationships end up in marriage anyway. Go to school, yes you can date but don’t fall in hook, line, and sinker. By the time your 4 th year comes, you may not even be together. Get your education, make something of yourself and then settle down. Marriage was there before you were born, people are still getting married now , and 50 years after you expire people will still be getting married.

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    • @Moshi
      But you will have tried. Your thinking is very retrogressive. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

      Cooking happens to be my wife’s way of relaxing. She loves it and I love her for brains beauty and culinary skills.

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    • [email protected] Some people really I don’t understand them. What has gone wrong in our society today?Here’s free advice from one of the most educated women in the country and you are trashing it in the dustbin by saying “she’s not going to marry me”.Concentrate on your studies, complete them and be independent and you will be free to do whatever you want.

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  13. “There is nothing exclusive for men, women can do anything. Boys should stop making girls to cook for you,” she said. kikikiki
    ana chimbusa muletipo shani?
    alanginzi kani iyo…

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  14. THIS IS VERY TRUE. WHY SHOULD A FEMALE STUDENT COOK FOR A MALE STUDENT? THEY ARE BOTH STUDENTS FIGHTING FOR ACADEMIC VICTORY AGAINST TIME AND RESOURCES. IF ANYTHING IT SHOULD BE THE STRONGER SEX COOKING FOR THE WEAKER SEX. I CAN’T HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS AT UNI SPENDING PRECIOUS READING STUDYING TIME ONLY TO COOK FOR A BOY FRIEND. IN THAT CASE THEY SHOULD SHARE THE COOKING RESPONSIBILITIES- LIKE TODAY HE COOKS AND TOMORROW SHE COOKS. THEY ARE BOTH ON A UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME. WHAT PROF. NKANDU LUO IS SAYING SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY ALL CONCERNED PARTIES- BOTH STUDENTS, PARENTS OR (OR WHOEVER SENT THEM TO UNI) AND THE UNI ADMINISTRATION. OR DO BOYS DO COURSEWORKS FOR GIRLS- WHICH BRINGS ANOTHER SOURCE OF CONCERN. AND SO WHAT IF IT IS THE GIRL WHO IS BRIGHTER OR THEY ARE DOING COMPLETELY…

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    • I would beat the s.hit out of out my daughter if I found her cooking for some d!ck instead of studying. I should not know that she cooks for him or that he even exists at all or else!! Everything has stages and university is not a chance to go play husband and wife using my hard earned money. If she falls pregnant by the stvpid mf.cuker she is on her own and no longer called mine.

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    • Iwe moshi I bet my life it is your best friend who is chowing your daughter. Every Friday night go to unza and see the sugar daddy cars parked there kikiki sorry mune

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  15. AND SO WHAT IF IT IS THE GIRL WHO IS BRIGHTER OR THEY ARE DOING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PROGRAMMES IF THA’S THE CASE. MEANING ONE IS ON A BEng PROGRAMME AND THE OTHER ONE ON A BA PROGRAMME?

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  16. Since when did govt begin poking its ugly nose into students private lives? It seems to every body that one of the ministers chief jobs is bonking around.

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  17. Thanks Professor. I would not want my daughter to be cooking for some chap who is lazying around at campus. Very sensible advice. I am never a fan of PF, but this ban of cooking for chaps makes sense from the minister.

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    • He buys the food she cooks, he helps her with her assignments, things you should not be concerned about. Let girls live their lives. Like it or not at the end of the day they do what they want. Trust me.

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  18. Advice is not instructions. Take it or leave it. Here she has a parental point only f00ls can dispute.

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  19. Sometimes I wonder If there are any normal people left in Zambia. Look at these insulting comments above, what can anyone learn from this? We are not capable of having any constructive debate about anything. Does this country have a future at all in this increasingly knowledge driven and competitive world?

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    • What is normality dear? You may be very abnorm0l yourself. Is it normal or abnormal for a senior citizen to think that ladies at UNZA etc are girls who do not think? I think that you are a serious problem. I suggest you get help.

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  20. What a shame, Miss Luo has a good point and people are not taking it!!! I would not like my daughter cooking for a boyfriend instead of studying, moreover she is spending more time worrying about what the boyfriend will eat instead of studying and spending her pocket money on the boyfriend, go study and not cook that’s why they have cafeterias so you just go there to study and not worry about cooking you are not studying for a boyfriend hence cook for him like it’s a requirement to come out of the University with a boyfriend. Kudos ??? Luo. Advice is free take or leave it.

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  21. Edgar “Jameson” Lungu was the worst diver at UNZA and would even go hungry.He spent most of his money drinking Chibuku in Mutendere and Kalingalinga..FACT

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  22. Successful women both intellectually and culturally are taught to become good wives at tender age. Being an intellectual without wisdom is a waste. A true intellectual is expected to be successful in almost all aspects of life including marriage ba LUO. We all have been to universities and we know what happens between a moma and a mojo. They both support each other in one way or the other. Actually most of then end up with successful marriages. Unlike yours. You are lost old woman. Get a life.

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  23. I agree with her. Moshi point on. What is wrong with Luo giving some friendly advice. Politics aside. We should appreciate and respect people for their God facilitated contribution. This woman’s accomplishments are and inspiration to many people. All are free to like or dislike her, or disagree. But it’s a pity people never miss the opportunity to demean her at every turn. We don’t even know why her marriage didn’t work out. Judging as if your marriages are paradise. In any case it’s not our business. I hope my daughter can come out of Uni with a good foundation for her future. If she meets her soulmate there, I pray he would have been a pillar of support and inspiration, not abusive chap riding on her naivity to advance himself, ie ukubuta.

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  24. IT IS NOT FOR NOTHING THAT GIRLS DO THAT. IT IS BY AGREEMENT. THE GUY SACRIFICES HIS MONEY (B.C) TO SUSTAIN THE RELATIONSHIP AND THE GIRL HAS AGREED. AND IN FACT GIRLS ARE GOOD, QUICK AND SMART AT COOKING. WHO CAN RESIST THE FAVOUR?

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  25. Hey you are a minister not a marriage counselor. Stick to what you’re paid for not advising us about our personal relationship s

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  26. You are lucky maybe you did not have to deal with this boyfriend/girlfriend issue while in uni. Cooking is part of courtship ba professor. Even us men cook for our girlfriends some times.

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  27. First and foremost let her know that some will find marriages because of cooking for their boyfriend. Secondary she should also have directed guys to stop providing food to ladies. I guess she want the females to stay hungry because some of them survive through that. Or maybe she want to provide bursaries to all those who cant manage to buy food for themselves. Besides whats wrong adding a another cup of water to your cooking so that you cook for two people instead of just one. by the way this is also a way of serving on electricity because you have a few people cooking. And then others are truly in love and are doing that for love. Anything wrong with cooking for your loved one madam minister?

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  28. Pwekekeke Prof seat down, im sure the Late Dr Manda enjoyed your meals at UNZA…. let the ladies be romantic its being african to cook for your boyfriend even that is training for the future husband maybe she may marry the same University sweet heart who knows… like your story right… take a seat. NEXT!!

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  29. Luo has missed it, ladies cookin for BF’s is good for them to improve their cooking skills. Is the food eaten only by guys or they oso benefit??

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  30. Well said, Prof. Thank you for offering practical advice. Some of these young ladies need encouragement to set their goals beyond marriage. Many parents and guardians are sacrificing to send their kids to school, so that they are better off. College/University is the opportunity for female students to overcome some of the hurdles that still hinder women in both the developed and undeveloped world, realise their full academic potential, and increase the chances of a top job or starting a lucrative business. In addition a guy who truly loves/respects, and sees a future with you will encourage you to focus on your studies and do well.

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  31. Respect our own, no matter what you say will not take away professorship from our First Female Zambian Prof. She has even gone into books and websites
    Look at the Extract from Wikipedia about our Prof;

    Nkandu Phoebe Luo (born 21 December 1951) is a Zambian physician and politician who is currently Minister of Higher Education. She is a microbiologist who previously served as head of Pathology and Microbiology at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and has carried out extensive research into HIV/AIDS.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Early life and education
    2 Career
    3 Personal life
    4 External links
    5 References
    Early life and education[edit]
    Luo was born in Lubwa Mission Hospital in Chinsali on 21 December 1951. Her parents were both teachers and Luo was one of eight surviving…

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  32. There is nothing to admire about this woman. We are tired of the same people all the time. ECL appoint someone new with a fresh 21st Century brain. Am sure they are out there. E.g. the likes of Linda Kasonde.
    Just looking at LUO’s picture gives me headache.

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  33. She is one angry woman. The type who will pull their pretty girlfriends aside at a Party and order them not to talk to you. Then come and threaten the crap out of you to not mess with their girlfriend!You look at those nostrils and lips, all you see is njala, Nyele hard to quench! Service her good and you wont hear the dont cook for the boys nonsense again.

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  34. Yes Shaka, Linda Kasonde is listed in most transcontinental publications as one of Africas newly emerging leaders to watch. Her legal background is a euridite bonafide seal of her Power status. I am not Bemba and neither tribal in my worldview but what is the President waiting for? In this changing world landscape of Trump we need her in London, New York or Washington if not Tokyo.

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