Parley committee on education tours central universities

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Parley committee on education tours central universities

Kabwe, Apr 5/13 ZANIS———–The constituted Parliamentary Committee on Education, says it is imperative for high learning institutions, such as the recently pronounced Nkrumah and Mulungushi Universities in Central Province, to match up with their pronouncement through upholding of educational standards of universities.

The Christopher Kabila-led committee observed that this can be achieved through enhanced quality of operation service provision and, most importantly, through infrastructural development at the institutions.

The committee unanimously said this when members visited high learning institutions in Central Province, among them Nkrumah University College in Kabwe and Mulungushi University main campus in Kapiri Mposhi District of Central Province.

They further said the standard of existing and prospective infrastructure at high learning institutions in Central Province shows how prepared the institutions are for the long awaited transformation of some colleges in the country into universities.

The committee says now that the colleges are in transition of transformation into universities, it also calls for a holistic change of the psychology and mind-set of the people in these institutions.

Under consensus, the committee lauded the apparent efforts by the high learning institutions to erect infrastructure in readiness for the transformation.

The entourage that consisted of Members of Parliament from different constituencies and provinces in the country was of namely, Christopher Kabila, Maxwell Mwale, Sydney Mushanga, Bornface Mutale, Clive Miyanda and Derrick Livune, respectively.

And also present during the familiarisation tour of the learning institutions in Central Province, was Provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ronald Sinyangwe, Kabwe District Commissioner, Patrick Chishala and the Central Province Education Officer, Enita Hamatumbika.

Having toured selected educational institutions in Lusaka and Central Province, the committee is tomorrow expected to be in Copperbelt Province visiting other high learning institutions in that province and later end their tour with a visit to academic institutions in Muchinga Province.

“As a committee, we are mandated to promote better education and infrastructure development in high learning institutions especially the newly established ones,” said Mr Kabila

Recently, government embarked on the renowned transformation in order to enhance the learning standards of the general citizenry in Zambia.