HEA Contributes to Sustainable Economic Empowerment

The just ended 92nd Agriculture and Commercial Show (ACS) which was held in Lusaka, Zambia, under the theme, “Sustainable Economic Empowerment,” presented the Higher Education Authority (HEA) with the opportunity to showcase how the Authority has been adding to Zambia’s economy.

HEA interpreted this year’s theme by highlighting the impact that its mandate of registering Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has had on the Zambia’s economy. HEA did this by showcasing real numbers from sample HEIs that they have graduated into the labour market.

The sample HEIs, which represented 10% of the registered HEIs, were DMI-St. Eugene University, DMI-St. Eugene University - Chipata Campus, Evangelical University, Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM), Paglory University, University of the Foundation for Cross-cultural Education, and Victoria Falls University of Technology.

These HEIs were selected from respondent HEIs that voluntarily submitted the verified data.

Caption: HEA Director General, Professor Stephen Simukanga, explains HEA’s theme interpretation to the ACS judges.

Caption: HEA’s Director General shows the Judges the cyclical pathway HEA follows in Ensuring Quality in Higher Education. The cyclical nature of this pathway ensures that only the relevant Learning Programmes are continuously offered by HEIs in order to add to National Development.

The real numbers from the data collected from the aforementioned HEIs show that the HEIs, situated in Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Lusaka and Southern Provinces of Zambia, have up to date contributed 12, 670 graduates into the labour market, with 5, 670 currently enrolled, pursuing BSc, MBA, B.Ed. (Science), BSc (Food & Nutrition), Bachelor of Secondary Education, School of Theology, and Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture, to name but a few.

HEA was co-exhibiting at this year’s Show with Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) and the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA).

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This article was written on 23rd August, 2018, by Birbal Boniface Musoba, Corporate Communications Officer.

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