By DELPHINE ZULU in Kampala, UGANDA -
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to Tanzania and Uganda, Judith Kapijimpanga has said Zambia and Uganda will revive the education exchange programmes between higher learning institutions among the two countries.
Ms Kapijimpanga said the education exchange programmes would be between Makerere University and the University of Zambia (UNZA) and other universities.
“We are in the process of reviving the education exchange programme between the oldest university in Uganda and Zambia. We are aware that most Zambian universities are using most educational materials from here,” she said.
Briefing the media yesterday on President Edgar Lungu’s State visit to Uganda, Ms Kapijimpanga said education was dynamic and vital as countries struggled in the development process.
She said Zambia had established many universities across the country and reviving the education exchange programme would benefit the students and improve on the quality.
Ms Kapijimpanga said Makerere University had advanced in educational skills and Zambia needed to tap from the advanced skills to avoid unleashing raw students on society.
President Lungu is today expected to land at Entebbe Airport in the afternoon for a two-day State visit.
He would be accompanied by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, his Special Assistant for Politics, Kaizer Zulu and other senior Government officials.