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Evelyn Hone management urged to transform the institution

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The government has urged the Evelyn Hone College Management to effectively utilise the K10 million allocated for infrastructure development and for transforming the learning environment at the college into a conducive one.

Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati, said the government prioritises quality education in higher learning institutions.

Mr. Mutati said the free education policy that the government has introduced will increase the pool of prospective students for higher learning institutions in the country.

He said this in a speech read on his behalf by the Ministry of Technology and Science Permanent Secretary, Brilliant Habeezu, at the 55th Evelyn Hone College graduation ceremony in Lusaka yesterday.

He also challenged the graduates to have a positive mindset and be ambassadors of Evelyn Hone College in society.

“Government will continue to create an enabling environment for institutions to thrive in the delivery of higher education through programmes such as infrastructure development, human resources development, loans and scholarship schemes,” he said.

And Evenly Home College Principal, Cephas Chabu, stated that the institution has educational programmes which are in line with the eighth National Development Plan (8NDP).

Mr. Chabu pointed out that the objectives of the eight National Development Plan of promoting technical, vocational and entrepreneurship skills sits well with the college’s strategic plan whose target is to become a centre of excellence.

He also said the K10 million allocated for infrastructure development by the government will make a difference in improving the infrastructure of the institution for a conducive environment for the learners.

“To our graduates, I urge you to uphold the values of Evelyn Hone College which are professionalism, integrity, transparency, fairness, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness,” said Mr. Chabu.

Meanwhile, Journalism graduate, Daisy Mulenga, called on the government to consider including Evelyn Hone College students on meal allowances, examination fees and loans.

Ms. Mulenga however applauded the government for employing over 30,000 teachers and about 11,000 health workers.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I just wonder why Dickson Sichembe doesn’t say anything about these institutions. There’s rampant pilferage at Zambia’s tertiary institutions. Most fees that are collected from students aren’t accounted for. I don’t understand why these should continue to depend on GRZ to fund their operations. Institutions like UNZA has around 15,000 students and an average K12,000 fee per semester and that’s a whooping K180M! If Sichembe can’t audit them then he’s an accomplice. Douglas Syakalima must bring sanity to tertiary institutions

    • Its not as simple as 100 students X K12,000 high education institutions are not cheap to run like a primary school even UK universities who have foreign students paying £20,000 a year minus accomodation do rely on external govt funding.

    • Ask yourself how private institutions are doing well when both charge almost the same fees? Last time auditors failed to audit UNZA because there were no financial records! Who does that? Why have they been kept without senates for a long time? Each Dean knows how much his school makes. The greed for money causes over-enrolments

  2. Mutati is a day dreamer what is K10 million …you can not tell management that has been content with mediocrity to suddenly transform an institution you need tangible long term plans partnerships with high performing foreign colleges..you need benchmarking. K10 million is a drop in the ocean..you can not even renovate student accomadation with that figure.

  3. Mutati is a day dreamer what is K10 million …you can not tell management that has been content with mediocrity to suddenly transform an institution you need tangible long term plans partnerships with high performing foreign colleges..you need benchmarking

  4. This man Mutati is a day dreamer what is K10 million …you can not tell management that has been content with mediocrity to suddenly transform an institution you need tangible long term plans partnerships with high performing foreign colleges..you need benchmarking

    • you can not tell management that has been content with mediocrity to suddenly transform an institution you need tangible long term plans partnerships with high performing foreign colleges..you need benchmarking

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