Early marriage still at large in rural areas

Early marriage still at large in rural areas »

26 May, 2017
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In rural areas it is still practiced by a few members of the community and this has made a group of organisations

Kaingu appoints interim UNZA Council

Kaingu appoints interim UNZA Council »

14 Aug, 2015
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THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has constituted a caretaker council of the University of Zambia (UNZA) to run the affairs of the institution until a permanent council is appointed. Education Minister Michael L. Kaingu announced the development at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday. Dr. Kaingu said the new caretaker committee will serve for the period until the substantive council of the University is appointed by his ministry in accordance with the Higher Education Act No 4 of 2013.

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia »

8 Aug, 2015
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A health research on unsafe abortion conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that to treat a case of unsafe abortion costs the country an estimated US$13.43. The Health System Costs of Unsafe and Safe Abortion research results show that the Zambian health system would save up to US$611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed safe termination services.

UNZALARU hit back at Kambwili as CBU gives Kaingu 48-hour ultimatum

UNZALARU hit back at Kambwili as CBU gives Kaingu 48-hour ultimatum »

30 Jul, 2015
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THE University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has urged Minister of Information and Broadcasting Hon. Chishimba Kambwili to leave academic matters be handled by education minister Michael Kaingu. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZALARU president Euston Chiputa, said only the minister of education understands the intricacies involved in the running of a university or any other learning institution.

Ephasise on other ways of contracting HIV-UNZA HIV Peer Educator

Ephasise on other ways of contracting HIV-UNZA HIV Peer Educator »

28 Jul, 2015
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University Of Zambia HIV/AIDS Peer Educators Association has urged other HIVAIDS educators to sensitize the public on all the ways the disease can be transmitted.   Association Secretary General Nkana Lubunga told the Lusaka Star in an interview that HIV is rapidly spreading through other methods other than sex.  

We want to improve the reading and writing culture in schools – NAQEZ

We want to improve the reading and writing culture in schools – NAQEZ »

23 Jul, 2015
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THE Ministry of Education, Science and Vocational Training and Early Child Education has today launched the National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ). Speaking during the launch, Minister of Education Michael Kaingu said NAQEZ is an organisation that will work hand in hand with the Ministry of Education to help improve the quality of education especially in the rural areas.

UNZA Response trains peers

UNZA Response trains peers »

23 Jul, 2015
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The University of Zambia (UNZA) HIV/AIDS Response Team is holding a Workshop aimed at training peer educators at the institution. HIV/AIDS Response Team secretary general, Nkana Lubunga, said the response team is training 25 UNZA students as a way of increasing the number of student peer educators at the institution. He explained that the peers will be responsible for campus HIV/AIDS sensitisation as well as the dissemination of information within and outside the campus.

Zambia needs a vibrant publishing industry to promote books and authors.

Zambia needs a vibrant publishing industry to promote books and authors. »

28 May, 2015
Entertainment

A renowned Zambian writer has called for the need to boast the publishing industry for the appreciation of the writing art and enrichment of the reading culture in Zambia. Speaking to the Lusaka star author of final attempt novel, Freeman Mwenge says writing is a team profession hence publishers should come on board to abreast the art to greater levels. Mr Mwenge says with vibrant publishing industry, competition will be stimulated which is currently less among writers in Zambia as a lot of work is being done in isolation.

Zambia’s Education Reforms, the way forward

Zambia’s Education Reforms, the way forward »

11 May, 2015
Features

Education is the process of formally or informally learning by which knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training or research.

44th graduation ceremony set for last week of November

44th graduation ceremony set for last week of November »

10 Nov, 2014
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THE University of Zambia (UNZA) management has set the last week of November 2014 as the week for the institution’s 44th graduation ceremony. UNZA acing public relations manager Stanslous Chewe told the Lusaka Star in an interview that the new dates for the 44th graduation ceremony would be the 26th, 27th and 28th of November 2014. Mr. Chewe said this year’s graduation ceremony would not last for a week but instead would be held within three days.