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UNZA acquires e-learning platform

UNZA library.

LINDA NYONDO, Lusaka
THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has acquired an e-learning platform in partnership with Astria Learning of the United States of America.
Acting UNZA Vice Chancellor Enala Mwase said the platform has been rolled out under the newly set Graduate School of Business.
“It will soon be implemented by the institute for distance education. I am confident that this process will help the university grow both its student numbers and its quality of service and eventually stand firm on the internalisation agenda of higher education,’’ she said.
Speaking during the celebration of the African University Day in Lusaka yesterday under the theme ‘Internationalisation of Higher Education’ Professor Mwase said it is important to look at the services universities render to the future generations of Zambia.
She, however, said internationalisation of higher education has implications on people’s work culture.
“Re-aligning our work cultural practices will help us engage better with the transformation required to sustain the university,’ Prof Mwase said.
And speaking earlier, students’ representative Matengu Subulwa said there is need to expand Zambian universities to a level where they can compete with their international counterparts.
“Riots and indefinite closures have become the order of the day at public universities in Zambia,’’ he said.
Mr Subulwa said there is need for Government and other stakeholders to find out what causes riots and indefinite closures, which have a negative impact on the students.
He said once the challenges are resolved, then Zambian universities will be able to reach international standards.

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