Launch of Psychology Association of Zambia
The launch of the Psychology Association of Zambia (PAZ) will take place on Tuesday, 16th December 2014 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Amalila Room from 17:00 hours to 19:30 hours. The launch will be combined with the inaugural lecture by Prof. Saths Cooper, President - Pan African Psychology Union, followed by a Cocktail Reception.
This will be preceded by the First Annual General Meeting of PAZ at 14:30 hours in Mupani 1, Taj Pamodzi Hotel.
DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMME STARTING IN JANUARY 2015
The University of Zambia (UNZA), Department of Computer Studies invites suitably qualified persons to read for the following MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE programme for the 2014/2015 academic year at the University of Zambia. If you are looking for a career in Computer Science at Postgraduate level, then this is a programme for you.
The minimum entry requirements to the programme are as follows:
- Bachelor's degree from University of Zambia or any recognized University
- Minimum of a credit or better in Computer Sciences (BSc) or any other related field.
These are evening classes (after 17:00hrs) starting in January 2015. The duration is as follows;
- 2 Year on Full Time (1 year Course Work and 1 Year Research)
- Course details can be obtained from Departmental website at : http://cs.unza.zm/
METHOD OF APPLYING
Application forms can be obtained from the UNZA Website http://www.unza.zm/ or http://cs.unza.zm/ OR Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a payment of a non- refundable application fee of K150.00 for Zambians and US$60.00 for non-Zambians. POSTAL AND MONEY ORDERS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED. Money should be deposited in UNZA DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE, Account Number 0100110272200 Standard Chartered Main Branch Lusaka. The application forms should be accompanied by a copy of the original deposit slip to the undersigned:
Directorate of Research and Graduate studies
University of Zambia
P.O. Box 32379
Tel: 260 211 293901,
Cell:0971 827 866 OR 0976 236 648
CLOSING DATE IS 26th DECEMBER 2014
Chancellor calls for more funding
UNZA Chancellor Jacob Mwanza has appealed to government to increase the budgetary allocation to the institution in order for it to mitigate the many challenges it is facing.
Dr Mwanza noted that the current allocation to the institution was not sufficient to ensure smooth operation of the highest learning institution in the country.
He said student accommodation and bursary are among the various challenges the institution was grappling with.
Dr Mwanza further appealed to Government to help UNZA improve its financial position in order to meet its growing financial obligations.
He however praised government for its commitment to the construction of student’s hostels which he said will greatly help in alleviating the accommodation crisis at the institution.
Dr Mwanza was speaking during the 44th graduation ceremony of 5, 964 students at the UNZA Great East Road Campus.
Speaking earlier, UNZA Vice Chancellor Steven Simukanga disclosed that UNZA would next year embark on the construction of a Special Education Learning Center under the School of Education for physically challenged persons.
Prof Simukanga said the learning center would greatly change the lives of physically challenged children as it will have appropriate infrastructure and teaching aids to cater for their requirements.
Prof Simukanga also praised employers for assisting students develop their careers in their work places through the internship programme.
Three UNZA Academicians Honoured
Three UNZA academicians have been honored by the State for their contributions to the nation. The Zambian Government awarded Golden Jubilee honors on the occasion of the 50th Independence Anniversary of Zambia to Prof. Prem Jain, Ms Suman Jain and Professor Mubanga Kashoki.
Professor Prem Jain is a respected scientist and educationist in the Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences. He was honored for his long and distinguished service of 35 years to Zambia in the fields of Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Having initiated his work in Renewable Energy more than 30 years ago and in Climate Change about 25 years ago, Prof Jain displayed remarkable vision and foresight in realizing the future importance of the two fields. He showed immense dedication, commitment and leadership in developing the two fields within and outside UNZA. Working closely with academic institutions, the government, the private sector, the NGOs and cooperating partners, he contributed significantly towards laying down the foundation, building capacity, raising the profile of the two fields and their applications to the benefit of the Zambian society.
Mrs. Suman Jain is based in the Department of Mathematic and Statistics, School of Natural Sciences. She has been honored for her long and distinguished service of 35 years in teaching Mathematics and Statistics to scientists, engineers, economists and social scientists, as well as to other science-based students. She has displayed a unique blend of professionalism, mastery of the subject, and love and passion for teaching that have made her an immensely popular and engaging teacher. Having taught mathematics to an estimated more than 10,000 Zambians, she has inspired a whole generation of Zambians into study of Mathematics. Many of her former students occupy high positions in practically all walks of Zambian life. Due to her impressive teaching, many of her former students cherish her classes long after graduation. She has served as a role model to female students by turning their fear of Mathematics into love for the subject.
Prof and Mrs Jain feel that the award could not have been possible without UNZA's support. They expressed their joy and gratitude for this honor in the following words: “This Award has a special meaning for us. The recognition of our life-long work, especially in a country other than our country of birth, is highly inspiring and speaks volumes for the open- mindedness of the Zambian society. We are extremely grateful to the State and the Government of Zambia for this recognition. We also wish to thank the entire UNZA administration, staff and colleagues for their support and cooperation throughout our 35 years of service at UNZA. We look forward to continue discharging our duties and services with renewed commitment, sincerity and integrity for the development of the institution and the nation”.
Professor Mubanga Kashoki is a respected Researcher and academician under the Institute of Economic and Social Research.
Uganda's PM Visits School of Medicine
The Prime Minister of Uganda His Honour Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (second right) on Wednesday 12the November 2014 visited the Univesity of Zambia's School of Medicine. Dr Rugunda is a former student of the UNZA Medical School and described his visit as "home coming".
He was accompanied by Zambia's Minister of Health Dr Joseph Kasonde. Above, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Bizeck Phiri welcomes Dr Rugunda and Dr Kasonde.