UNZA abolishes semester based academic calendar System


UNIVERSITY of Zambia management has abolished the semester academic calendar for the term system which will be effective in October 2013.

This was arrived at on Sunday afternoon when the University management had a meeting to discuss which calendar was best for the institution.

And former UNZASU president Solomon Ng’ambi has condemned the Decision by management at the institution to abolish the semester calendar for the term system.

He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday, that the University was moving into an outdated methodology of learning at a time when most Universities were adopting the semester system.

“I believe world over international standards of Universities are moving from the yearly calendar to the semester system for various academic benefits,” he said.

Ng’ambi said this was a sign that the University had run out of ideas of the 21st century as this move would not be good for the students adding that they would only be sitting for exams at the end of the year which would give the students work overload.

He advised the students’ movement to speak out as this would greatly affect their studies.