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Ministry of Higher Education Signs Management Information System Contract With CBU

 

The Republic Of Zambia

Ministry of Higher Education

 

NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION SIGNS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM CONTRACT WITH CBU

 

Lusaka, Tuesday, June 29TH, 2021 – The Ministry of Higher Education HAS signed a contract with the Copperbelt University to commence the development of a Higher Education Management Information System.

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame says the Management Information System will provide a platform for interrogating stakeholder business requirements as well as implement a suitable system that will be used by the Ministry to analyze sector information.

She said this when she signed the contract documents with CBU today.

L-R (Prof. Naison Ngoma-Vice Chancellor Copperbelt University, Ms. Kayula Siame-Permanent Secretary-Ministry of Higher Education)

Ms. Siame also noted CBU’s competence in developing the Information Management System for the Ministry.

She said the Ministry was confident that CBU will do a good job in time for the Ministry to use the system in 2022.

“What is key is that it will be done by CBU. We know that CBU has a lot of expertise and capacity to do this for the Ministry. You have shown us this capacity through the various projects you have done with other stakeholders, “She noted.

‘In our Higher Education policies such as the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, the Nuclear Policy among others, which the Ministry recently launched and approved, all of them talk about the importance of having an information Management System to ensure that we monitor adequately how we implement these policies, “She added.

She said the Ministry of Higher Education was proud to be associated with CBU which has for a long time demonstrated to be a centre of excellence in the area of ICT and innovation.

And CBU Vice Chancellor Prof. Naison Ngoma said the University has expertise in ICT and Innovation and has continued to work with a number of institutions such as the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) in providing ICT solutions.

From L-R (Pastor Hampande CBU ICT Director, Mr. Bentry Bwalya-Principal ICT Officer MoHE, Prof. Naison Ngoma-CBU Vice Chancellor and Ms. Kayula Siame-MoHE Permanent Secretary during the contract signing ceremony

Prof. Ngoma also said the University was humbled to have received a request from the Ministry of Higher education to develop its Information Management system.

Prof. Ngoma added that the University will schedule the implementation of the project in line with the guidelines stated in the contract to deliver on time

The project is expected to cost One Million Two Hundred Eighty-Eight Four Hundred Four Kwacha (K1,288,404.00).

Copperbelt University Vice Chancellor-Prof. Naison Ngoma (L) and Director Planning and Information – Mr. Succeed Mubanga (R), signing the contract

By:

Public Relations Office

Ministry of Higher Education

Lusaka.

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