Update regarding New Gowns
Following concerns expressed by some section of society regarding the "high" price of the new gowns, Management has reviewed the position as follows:
1. The purchase price of all gowns remains the same. This is because the prices reflect the actual costs of the gowns from the source itself.
2. The hiring price has been reduced to 50% of the purchase price. Note that certificates will not be issued to the graduands who will hire the gowns until the same are returned in the same condition as at the time of hiring. A surcharge will apply if the gown is brought back in a bad condition.
3. Graduands who intend to purchase/hire the new gowns are free to pay in instalments.
4. Graduands who will not be able to either purchase or hire the new gowns will be free to purchase/hire gowns from other sources. Note that this is being allowed for this year only. Going forward, all graduands will be expected to purchase/hire the rebranded gowns only.
FRECA donates Vehicle to UNZA
FRECA Mining and Manufacturing Company Managing Director Mr. Fred Kasongu says he feels obliged to plough back to the University of Zambia for the knowledge he acquired from the Institution. Speaking at the School of Mines where he donated a Vehicle to the School, Mr Kasongu said his company was ready to continue to ease the operational challenges at UNZA and enter into partnerships.
Hostel Construction commences
Construction of 26 blocks of hostels at the University of Zambia Great East Road Campus has commenced, with an expected expenditure of 513 million kwacha. Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocation Training, Sydney Mushanga disclosed this when he toured the construction the University.
US envoy lectures at UNZA
The United States government has said Zambia was well positioned to emerge as one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.
US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Shultz said Zambia has everything for economic success because it has abundant natural resources which do not only include minerals, but also fertile soil and plenty of water.
UNZA enters into collaboration with Universities in China
In line with strategic direction number ten of the University of Zambia Strategic plan 2013 – 2017, the University of Zambia has continued to build beneficial partnerships with both corporations and Universities.
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes (PM&E)
The University of Zambia Department of Population Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation Centre of Excellence in collaboration with International and Local Cooperating Partners is inviting applications for a short course in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes (PM&E) to be conducted from 13th April, 2015 to 1st May, 2015 in the evening (16:30 - 19:30).