‘Influx’ of universities in Zambia compromising quality of tertiary education – Catholic Church

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Vice Chancellor of the Zambia Catholic University (ZCU), Fr. Patrick Chilambwe, has observed that the mushrooming of universities without a framework has continued to be a challenge on the quality of tertiary education in the country.

Fr. Chilambwe says when the country has a too many higher learning institutions there should be a frame work to regulate quality of education being delivered.

“When you have so many institutions of higher learning, there must be a framework to ensure that that what matters is not the number, but the quality of education being offered. And I am sure that quality is a challenge the education system is facing in Zambia. We are however hopeful that in the coming few years this will be addressed,” he said.

And Fr. Chilambwe says the Catholic Church strongly believes that education in its truest sense is about giving people orientation, direction and true meaning of life.

He said that it is about opening minds to life long search for wisdom adding that it is deeper than information giving because enables people to be proactive, be in control of their lives and broaden economic, social and other opportunities.

“Education goes beyond the getting of knowledge. It is for an application of the dignity of each and every member of society. The Catholic education believes that education is vital for the integral development of the people in social, economic, cultural, spiritual, political and religious spheres,” he noted.

And the ZCU Vice Chancellor said that there cannot be true and authentic development without well-educated citizens.

“There cannot be true and authentic development without well-educated citizens, therefore education is not a privilege for a few people but is basically a fundamental right for each and every citizen of any given country,” he noted.

Speaking when a conducted Holy Mass at Zambia Catholic University (ZCU), Mass Communications Faculty in Lusaka on Friday, February 17, 2017, Fr. Chilambwe echoed Pope John II’s message that education is above all the communication of Christ and helping to form Christ in the lives of others.

“Education is not a commodity, even if Catholic schools equip its graduates with enviable skills, but rather a Catholic school sets out to be a place of human person and of human persons adding the Catholic University should be grounded on the community of people who believe in Jesus Christ,” he observed.

He further said that specific the purpose of a Catholic education is for the formation of students who will not only be good citizens of today but also for the world to come.


One Response to ‘Influx’ of universities in Zambia compromising quality of tertiary education – Catholic Church

  1. Greedy as ever.When are you going to even pretend like children of God. You want to dominate your business presence in education at exorbitant tuition fees you randy bastards in gowns. Don’t you know that there are same lecturers who go round these universities to impart knowledge to the under privileged. You go back to the alter or Pulpit and if you will day too many Catholic Priests are undermining the word of God. Zip your sinful mouth.

    February 18, 2017 at 5:12 pm

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