The United kingdom University Consortium for Africa (UKUC) will be visiting Zambia next month to make an open presentation on scholarships.
First Secretary, Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in the United Kingdom Abigail Chaponda disclosed the development in a press statement issued to ZANIS, in Lusaka yesterday.
Mrs. Chaponda said that the UKUC comprising of nine UK Universities that have voluntarily come together to support African students study in the UK will be in Zambia on 1st October, 2016.
Other countries yet to be visited in Southern Africa are Botswana and Zimbabwe between 25th September and 9thOctober.
She said the aim of the presentations is to assess student qualifications for conditional offers to study in the United Kingdom.
She has since appealed to parents and possible students interested to make online appointment for a one-to-one interview, or attend the scholarship presentation at Southern Sun Hotel from 10 am to 6 pm at no fee.
Mrs. Chaponda said the consortium stems from the significant contribution African students make to the UK Higher Education.
She further noted that Zambia’s High Commissioner to London recognizes this visit as a good opportunity for Zambians to ask questions and learn to explore the potential of studying in the UK.
Mrs. Chaponda said the Zambian High Commission in London is considering the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK University Consortium for Africa, to allow prospective students obtain up to 30 per cent discounted university tuition fees throughout the 9 universities that form the consortium.
Mrs. Chaponda added that Chief Executive Officer of UKUC Tim Hunt will make the main presentation on The Truth about Scholarships.