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Higher Education PS Tours CBU – Africa Centre of Excellence

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame expressed happiness with the extent of various topical Research programs undertaken at the Copperbelt University – Africa Centre of Excellence.

PHD International student Aimable Niyomugabo, Rwandese, in his room studying

Mrs Siame said the reflection of the centre’s ongoing research – academia activities clearly spell out and respond to the road map of the recently launched university strategic plan to be functioned on excellence through research, innovation and industrialization.

PS interacts with students in class as Prof Mbale chips in

Mrs Siame believed the centre had a big role in supporting the university to build on the existing excellence – impressive status qualities through the key trio path of action that includes research, innovation and industrialization that will consequently augment CBU research works and other academia activities to be more relevant in various sectors of industry.

Front: Director Chinkusu (white top), PS Siame, Prof. Mbale (blue suit) and officials.

Mrs Siame noted that the centre had both international and local students engaged in various research activities but also using the CBU facilities so as to sustain the link.

Mrs Siame was giving an over view impression of her tour of the centre of excellence at CBU in Kitwe (13th November, 2020).

And Foibe Uahengo, a Namibian and first year student is pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) research studies in Meturlurgy. Fiobe expressed happiness and appreciated the conducive learning atmosphere received from the CBU – Africa centre of excellence falculty and the university management at large.

PHD International student Foibe Uahengo – Namibian studying

The Copperbelt University – African Centre Excellence (ACEM) is a project for sustainable Mining and part of an initiative of the World Bank in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

The project is one of the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence existing in a number of African countries.

PS Siame interacts with Aiable an international first year student pursuing PHD in chemical engineering whilst Prof Mbale excitedly follows

Chanda Muwowo – Public Relations Officer – MoHE

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