Parents welcomes proposed regulatory bill
Chipata, February 13, ZANIS ——– Parents in Chipata district have welcomed the move by Education Minister John Phiri to table a Bill which is aimed at regulating tertiary institutions in the country.
One of the parents Moses Banda of Kapata location said that it was high time government put in place measures to regulate the mushrooming higher learning institutions including those that were government manned to bring sanity in the sector.
Mr Banda who was speaking in an interview with ZANIS stated that parents were worried to have been taking their children to private colleges saying with the regulatory bill, students will be protected from unscrupulous mushrooming institutions.
Mr Banda said that the issue of having numerous tertiary institutions was commendable but there was need to regulate the colleges so that the ethics with regard to provision of quality education were upheld.
He stated that the hard earned money which parents provided for their children to acquire tertiary education would not go to waste with a regulatory bill in place.
Mr Banda stated that not everyone could access a places at government owned universities and colleges saying private institutions would always cushion government efforts and stated that Zambians would be
assured with quality education with the bill in place.
And Kelvin Zulu of Mchini stated that most parents could not manage to send their children to government Universities because they did not have space to accommodate all students who wanted to be enrolled.
Mr Zulu stated that the regulatory bill should be utilized to the fullest so that both government and private higher learning institutions adhere to it to promote high learning standards in institutions.
Education Minister John Phiri yesterday announced that he would table a bill which would regulate tertiary institutions in the country when Parliament opens later this month.