RIGHT TO LEFT: Mines Minister, Hon. Christopher Yaluma, Country Director Tullow Zambia B.V, Dr. Sixtus Mulenga, UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Luke Mumba, and Tullow Zambia B.V, Vice-President - New Ventures,  Dr. Ian Cloke, acknowledging the endowment.

The University of Zambia (UNZA) received an endowment of US$100,000 from Tullow Zambia B.V. on Friday, 11 August 2017 in Kasama at the occasion to mark the launch of the oil exploration by Tullow Zambia B.V. in Block 31 in Kasama, Northern Province. The project to explore for oil by the Tullow Zambia B.V. was officially launched by His Excellency the President, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Luke E. Mumba signed an agreement between UNZA and Tullow Zambia B.V. to provide the Department of Geology in the School of Mines with financial support amounting to US$100,000 towards refurbishing two (2) microscope laboratories and equipping them with new microscopes as well as towards student geological mapping of Block 31, Kasama. 

Prof. Mumba said, “We are encouraged by this support. It is in line with our alumni relationship and advancement strategy which aim to work with corporate and individual friends of UNZA as well as alumni in order to maintain, expand teaching and learning infrastructure, promote research as well as promote scholarship.”

“This gesture by Tullow Zambia B.V has strengthened our capacity to raise the end of year target of K10 million in endowments towards infrastructure maintenance and development, research and scholarship activities at UNZA,” Prof. Mumba said.

He revealed that the field geological data collected during the mapping, to be conducted between September 2017 and November 2017, would ultimately result in the production of eight (8) Bachelor of Mineral Sciences theses at UNZA.