University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Professor. Stephen Simukanga says the introduction of a Diploma in Intelligence and Security studies is in line with the University’s motto of service and excellence and is in consonance with the University’s vision as well as its mission.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Professor. Stephen Simukanga said the participation of the institution in the development and subsequent running of the new course was a further response to a felt need in the area of intelligence and security.
He stated that the aim of the programme is to enhance the expertise of personnel in the service by equipping them with appropriate knowledge, skills and values to enable them contribute more effectively in the intelligence and security sector.
“On behalf of the University of Zambia Management, I would like to assure that your University, the University of Zambia, is more than ready to have the programme running effective January, 2015,” he added.
Prof. Simukanga further said the introduction of a Diploma in Intelligence and Security studies is in line with the University’s motto of service and excellence and is in consonance with the University’s vision as well as its mission.
And Director-General to the Office of the President Mr Martine Mwanambale expressed pleasure and excitement to be part of the occasion marking the establishment of a formal collaboration with UNZA through the Signing of the MoU.
“The occasion is a culmination of many attempts and efforts we have been making over the years to collaborate with the University of Zambia in running academic programmes for our staff for both initial and in-service levels,” he said.
Mr. Mwanambale charged that the programme will be delivered by experts to provide officers with knowledge, skills and values required to effectively carryout their mandate of maintaining national security.
He further commended all members of staff from both the University of Zambia and the Office of the President for their efforts in developing the new programme.
Mr. Mwanambale however, appealed to the initiators of the programme to consider packaging some shorter in-service programmes serving officers who might not have the opportunity to benefit from the Diploma programme.
The signing of the MoU was held at the University Of Zambia, School Of Veterinary Medicine earlier this month.