Out -going Zambian Open University (ZAOU) vice-chancellor Dickson Mwansa says continued tribalism should be curbed to avoid the collapse of the private University.
And Acting ZAOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Moses Musonda says his institute has increased its enrolment levels from 360 students in 2005 to the current 500,000.
Professor Mwansa says the continued tribalism at the institute should be avoided as the trend has made other colleges and universities in the country to shut down unexpectedly.
He said favoritism, malpractices and general laxity exhibited by the most of the school authorities might lead to the collapse of the institute.
ZANIS reports that the outgoing ZAOU vice-chancellor said this last evening during a cocktail party at Raddison Blue Hotel organized by the university in his honour.
He commended government for allowing private universities to operate in Zambia as government alone cannot manage.
And speaking earlier, Acting ZAOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Moses Musonda says his institute has increased its enrolment levels from 360 students in 2005 to the current 500,000.
Prof. Musonda bragged that his institution has produced qualified people alongside creating jobs to the Zambian people.
Former MMD national Chairman Micheal Mabenga, former PF rebel Dr. Peter Muchungwa, and former Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Jushua Kanganja where notable figures who attended the party.
Others included former Zambia’s Ambassador to Libya Mbita Chitala and former defense minister in the previous MMD government Dr. Kalombo Mwansa .
The duos are also lectures at this institution.
Others are Chief Mpande, ZAOU Board and staff members.