His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has today February 19, 2021 toured and commissioned the state of the art New Teaching and Learning Complex at the University of Zambia, Great East Road Campus.
The Teaching and Learning complex houses two Lecture Theatres with cumulative sitting capacity of 700 students, computer laboratories, seminar rooms, kitchens, ablution blocks and about 50 office spaces.
The Teaching and Learning Complex constructed at the UNZA main campus in the space between the Confucius Institute and the Population Studies teaching building, has been constructed using funds internally generated by UNZA through the partnership with Graduare Property Development Zambia Limited, the proprietors of East Park Mall.
The Patriotic Front Government recognises education as the cornerstone of development for this great country and one of the highest return rewarding development activities. However, education outcome is influenced by a number of factors, infrastructure being one of them.
University infrastructure, its design, quality and day to day management is significant in enabling the university system to deliver improved education outcomes. It broadly encompasses land and building, quality of facilities and the overall design.
The ECL led administration recognises the need to develop quality infrastructure across learning institutions in Zambia. The PF Governmemt continues to play an important part in providing infrastructure support to higher institutions of learning by taking up the infrastructure investment through monetisation of existing facilities of universities, thereby unlocking significant capital to fund future growth.
The PF Governmemt believes that the learning environment in universities and colleges has a profound impact on the development of the learning community and lecturers and students can use high quality infrastructure and spaces as learning material for impactful learning.
The Governmemt will continue creating models that allow universities to attain the highest standards of academic excellence through various interventions that will allow the putting up of quality infrastructure thereby creating the global citizen of tomorrow.