posted on 22 nd December, 2011.
UNIVERSITY OF LUSAKA (UNILUS)
The University of Lusaka is pleased to announce that it is offering Forty (40) conditional partial scholarships to candidates who wish to pursue Post Graduate studies at Masters Level in the following:
1. Master of Business Administration (MBA) (5),
2. Master of Public Administration (MPA) (5),
3. Master of Project Management (MSc) (5),
4. Master of Science Auditing (5),
5. Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (5),
6. Master of Business Administration with Education (5),
7. LLM/MPhil in Tax Law (2);
8. LLM/MPhil in Labour Law (2);
9. LLM/MPhil in International Trade and Investment Law (2);
10. LLM/MPhil in Commercial and Corporate Law (4).
Applicants must be holders of an undergraduate degree with merit or better; and applicants of the LLM must be holders of an LLB degree with merit or better from a recognised University. Interested applicants must submit their applications stating why they feel they deserve the Scholarship and the benefit or contribution their successful completion of the program will bring to the nation.
The deadline for submission is the 5th of January 2012.
University of Lusaka
P.O. Box 36711
; or Deliver to UNILUS Pioneer Campus, Plot No. 37413, Off Alick Nkhata Road, Mass Media.
Telephone numbers: 233407/258409 Mobile: 0977377430
From Zambia Daily Mail 19 th December, 2011.
845 MORE TEACHERS ON STATE BURSARY
Government has increased by 845 the number of bursaries for teachers pursuing degree programmes.
This is contained in a press statement released over the weekend by the Ministry of Education, Science and Vocational training. The press release shows that an initial 845 teachers from across the country have been selected to undergo degree programmes at selected universities.
At the University of Zambia, 268 teachers will take up mathematics while 294 will study sciences.
A total of 204 teachers will study social sciences at Zambia Open University while 79 will study commercial and business studies at University of Lusaka.
And teachers unions have since expressed happiness with Government’s move aimed at upgrading diploma holders. Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) public affairs and international relations officer Jose Phiri described the commencement of the programme a welcome move. Mr. Phiri was speaking in an interview on Sunday, “We welcome the fast track degree programme because it is in conformity with the regional standards,” Mr. Phiri said.
Mr. Phiri said the move is welcome because the Southern African Development Community has standardised professional qualifications, “All over the world, people are running away from certificates in teaching and now it’s diplomas, so this move by Government is really welcome,” he said
Mr. Phiri said it’s a good starting point that Government has rolled out the programme throughout the country, He appealed to those who have not yet been selected to exercise patience as not everyone in the Ministry of Education could study at once.
And Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) deputy secretary-general Emmanuel Zulu said his union is happy that Government has finally re-launched the programme, Mr. Zulu said in a separate interview that SESTUZ is happy that the Government-funded programme has begun.
“This programme is long overdue and we are glad that Government is upgrading teachers with diplomas,” Mr. Zulu said.
He said the in-service training programme will improve teachers output in their respective schools.
Mr. Zulu said it is also good that teachers will not bear the study fees but Government.
“Teachers won’t have to dip in their pockets to pay for the course fees. This is really good,” he said
Mr. Zulu appealed to teachers not to waste Government money by not performing well during the fast track programmes, “The selected teachers must prove that they got the scholarship on merit by performing well during their studies,” he said