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Government to Sponsor Over 2,000 Students and Pupils for Secondary School Bursaries and Skills Training in Kitwe

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In a move aimed at enhancing educational opportunities and skills development, the government has announced plans to sponsor over 2,000 students and pupils for secondary school bursaries and skills training programs in Kitwe.

This initiative falls under the 2024 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation, with an estimated cost of approximately K31 million. Emmanuel Lupikisha, the Public Relations Officer for Kitwe City Council, revealed that the allocation will benefit a total of 1,989 students under the Youth Skills Development component, while 126 pupils will receive Secondary Boarding School bursaries.

Mr. Lupikisha disclosed that a staggering 11,070 applications were received for the 2024 CDF across all constituencies in Kitwe. This overwhelming response underscores the high demand for educational support and skills training opportunities among youth in the region.

Mr. Lupikisha elaborated that the sponsored students will undergo various skills training courses, including Auto Mechanics, Heavy Duty Machine Operations, Hospitality, and Electrical Engineering, among others. These programs will be offered at various Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA)-accredited institutions across the region.

The government’s commitment to investing in education and skills development reflects its dedication to empowering youth and equipping them with the necessary tools to thrive in the modern workforce. By providing access to quality education and practical skills training, this initiative aims to unlock the potential of young Zambians and foster socio-economic development in Kitwe and beyond.

As preparations for the implementation of the sponsored programs progress, stakeholders anticipate positive outcomes that will not only benefit individual students and pupils but also contribute to the overall growth and prosperity of the Kitwe community and the nation at large.

5 COMMENTS

  1. ……….

    If this was in SP ……..

    Dejavu would be singing all sorts of tribal conspiracies by now……….

    To him and his kin…….

    Every single thing GRZ does is looked at through tribal lenses………

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    • If you follow CDF issues you will know that that each constituency has a bursary and skills fund allocation. Each Ward Committee receives applications from interested individuals who need the assistance. The Central government has no say on who is selected. The Barotseans will choose their local people in that area. By the way the selection is not based on tribe but Zambian citizens located in that area. Mwautwa?

  2. @FutureZed, the article states clearly the funding for this is CDF.
    CDF allows constituencies to spend money locally as they see fit and that s what they have chosen to do. Constituencies in Western or any other Province can the same thing if they wish.
    Now, remember that Kitwe district has 5 constituencies, so therefore, each of them can contribute (K6.2m) of their CDF allocation to help fund the scheme.
    Incidentally, of the 5 constituency MP’s, 4 are PF and 1 is an Independent.

  3. There was a staggering 11,070 applications, which clearly shows there is a great demand and need for free education.
    Yet loser Lungu has stated that if he was ever to comeback as President, he would abolish free education.
    Is this man real?
    Mind you he always comes across as the most unlearned and pathetic of leaders

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