Month: March 2018

Change of Dates for April/May 2018 Residential School Session

Ministry of General Education announced officially that dates for closing of Teacher Education institutions for the First term of the 2018 academic year would be on Friday, 20th April 2018 and opening of the same for the second term would be Monday, 14th May 2018. This means that the first term holiday would be for three (3) weeks. This development has affected the dates that the college had already informed students for holding the April/may residential School session. The change of dates has also affected the timetables that had been prepared for End of Academic Year Examinations for the first cohort of the Bachelor’s Degree students. The joint body of Coordinators of Distance Education programmes feel that there is urgent need to inform all the concerned students so that they begin adjusting their individual programmes in line with the development. The other issue tabled at the meeting for Coordinators was that of changing the schedules so that all students in Diploma programmes at the same time and bachelor’s degree students also came at a different time. As a result, the Joint Body of Coordinators collectively resolved and suggested the following: (a)       that 3rd year DDE students together with 2nd year and 1,t year Pre-service DDE students as well as ICT and Methodology students should report on Sunday, 22nd April 2018 and the last day of the session should...

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2018 ZAPUC International Conference.

    2018 International Conference “The role of universities and colleges in sustainable national development” Concept Note The Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges (ZAPUC) will be hosting an international conference from 29 April to 3 May 2018 in the Zambia’s tourist capital, Livingstone at Avani Hotel, located at the banks of the Victoria Falls. The conference will bring together educationists, researchers, policy makers, government officials and industry to reflect on the role of Universities and colleges in sustainable national development. The conference will give an opportunity to the participants to gauge how higher education could be a key contributor to the realization of the sustainable development goals with the Agenda 2030 and beyond. The conference is co-sponsored by various partners Background The role of higher education in the socio-economic development of any nation cannot be overemphasized. Universities and colleges world over are viewed to be the major source of manpower to drive the nations’ development agendas. Universities and colleges are kind of global institutions that are durable and enduring. When wisely designed, governed and financed, they are unique entities which are neutral conveners, assemblers of talent, and unmatched idea factories where the creativity and idealism of great minds, young and old alike, can be applied to solve problems faced by society. Most African countries are endowed with abundant natural resources but still remain amongst the poorest nations...

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