Education Minister Dr John Phiri says the Patriotic Front [PF] government will open a new University in each of the ten provinces in the country in order to absorb youths from secondary schools.
Dr Phiri said the Patriotic Front government will this week introduce the Higher Education and Teaching Council Board Bills in Parliament in order to regulate institutions offering education and provide a code of ethics for teachers.
Dr Phiri was speaking in Lundazi yesterday when he addressed Youths during the commemoration of the 2013 Youth Day celebrations whose theme was’’ Opportunity for the Youth Through Enterprise ’’ held at Lundazi Boarding Secondary School.
He revealed that MMD government followed a pyramidal system of education with more pupils at primary, few at secondary due to inadequate space and fewer students entering tertiary or universities levels.
Dr Phiri said the PF government has since started reversing the trend by focusing on constructing more colleges and universities so that more youths acquire skills and become entrepreneur citizens.
And Youth Representative Edward Banda a pupil from Lundazi Boarding Secondary School urged his fellow youths to refrain from indulging in vices such as sex and drug abuse because Youths are the future leaders of Zambia.
He however appealed to government to establish more youth trade schools that could help change the livelihood of youths by imparting skills and help them become responsible citizens, thereby reduce poverty and contribute to the national economy.