UNZA VC lauds FQM investment in education

UNZA VC lauds FQM investment in education »

15 Dec, 2013
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THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has expressed gratitude to First Quantum Mines (FQM) for its continued investment in education. This was after FQM donated 350 textbooks worth ZMK 165,000  to UNZA’s school of mines  and  pledged to refurbish one of the school's reading rooms. Speaking during the hand over ceremony, UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Simukanga said the donation showed that FQM recognized the need to have well-trained and skilled graduates for improved productivity.

“Be a voice for the voiceless”- emphasizes former UNZASU president »

15 Dec, 2013
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FORMER University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) president has instructed students in unions at universities and colleges all over the country to use their positions to speak for the  voiceless. In an interview with Lusaka Star, 2008 UNZASU president Antonio Mwanza urged the current UNZA students union as well as unions at different learning institutions in the country  to speak out on issues of national development.

NGOs call for harmonised land policies

NGOs call for harmonised land policies »

15 Dec, 2013
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SOME Non-Governmental  Organisations have called on government to come up with land policies that will promote access, control and ownership of land by women. Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) director, Henry Machina said although most land related policies were gender neutral, they tend to neglect the interest of the disadvantaged in society especially women. He said there was need to strengthen the capacity of traditional court systems in order to promote equality concerning land rights in Zambia.

UN happy with  Zambia Civil court modernisation

UN happy with Zambia Civil court modernisation »

12 Dec, 2013
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UN Resident Coordinator Kanni Wignaraja says a well-functioning  civil court system is a core pillar of ensuring national development. Ms Wignaraja, who is also United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative stated that a well functioning civil court system would  protect and promote social justice for all, irrespective of their differences.

UNZA lecturers urge female students to take up engineering »

12 Dec, 2013
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  THE University of Zambia UNZA) School of Engineering lecturers have urged female students to consider taking up courses in engineering. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA Department of Agricultural Engineering lecturer Joseph Chileshe, said there was need for female students to take up engineering, as they would help bring development to the country. “In the past few years, the school of engineering has almost had no female student , " he said.

Lusaka clergy speaks out on ARVs and Condom use

Lusaka clergy speaks out on ARVs and Condom use »

5 Dec, 2013
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SOME clergymen in Lusaka  have supported the move by National Aids Council chairperson Dr Joshua Banda, to encourage their congregants to take scientific treatment for healing.   Bishop Joshua Banda, overseer of Northmead Assemblies of God, was quoted on Hot FM News on November 6th 2013, warning all clergies to desist from discouraging people on Anti-Retroviral Treatment to abandon treatment and entirely depend on spiritual healing.  

Study Foreign Languages urges UNZA Lecturer

Study Foreign Languages urges UNZA Lecturer »

27 Nov, 2013
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A University Of Zambia Literature and Languages lecturer has urged students to learn foreign languages. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mr. Lombe Musonda said studying foreign languages linked people to the world and to foreign opportunities. He noted that knowledge of foreign languages made international trade easier because people could easily communicate. “Language is a vehicle of culture and therefore, studying foreign languages helps one to experience a new culture” he said.

UNZA to hold Speech Competition

UNZA to hold Speech Competition »

26 Nov, 2013
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TOASTMASTERS Zambia in conjunction with the University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) will hold its first ever speech competition at the institution to help students build their leadership skills. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, competition coordinator Member Mwachilenga said the competition was expected to provide a platform for students to participate in a debate that would bring out their leadership skills.

Litter at Goma fields a health hazard- UNZA Management

Litter at Goma fields a health hazard- UNZA Management »

26 Nov, 2013
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THE University of Zambia (UNZA) management has attributed the accumulation of garbage and litter at UNZA’s Goma fields to overpopulation of students.   UNZA Public Relations Officer Stanslous Chewe told the Lusaka Star in an interview that mishandling of garbage by garbage collectors and scavengers at the Goma Fields was a health hazard that posed a huge challenge on UNZA Management.  

UNDP to fund 85% of new NRCs project

UNDP to fund 85% of new NRCs project »

22 Nov, 2013
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THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will foot 85 Percent of the USD 6 milion new National Registration Card project budget.   In an interview with the Lusaka Star National Registration, Passport and Citizenship registrar general Mathews Nyirongo said 85 percent will be financed by UNDP while 15 percent will be funded by the Zambian government.