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LIBES Inspected

“Investment policy Critical”

Higher Education Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame is grateful with progress made at Livingstone Institute for Business and Industrial Studies (LIBES) in a number of training areas.

Mrs. Siame encouraged the Institute to continuously operate in an innovative mode in order to develop further. She said with a generic investment policy provided by the Ministry to all TEVET institutions, LIBES must equally contextualize and develop a concrete way of investing alongside a policy providing guidance in order to supplement Government efforts.

Mrs. Siame said the Ministry will support LIBES with the planned Centre of Excellence underway especially that the Institute is seating in a tourism sector, she advised the Institute management to establish required tourism standards that already exist under the Zambia Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA).

A check by PS Siame

PS Siame commended LIBES with the Online Bursary Application System that has recorded progress, she however called on the Institute to assist students from flung far rural areas to registration and application technicalities.

Mrs. Siame was concerned with the vulnerable students and advised management that once identified they must be brought to the attention and be supported so as to acquire the education they deserve.

Responding to institutional debt challenges the Permanent Secretary said her office has embarked on a debt-swap program with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), she however said to benefit from the program the institution must be current on its books, and on electricity bills Mrs. Siame encouraged the institution to find a way of reducing costs or providing efficiency gadgets to bring down consumption costs.

PS Siame encouraged LIBES management to continue with other revenue projects especially that grants will not be increased for 2021 hence the reason why the investment policy remains critical.

Mrs. Siame said despite the covid – 19 challenges, she advised the institution management to push for continuity of compliance and encourage peer to peer education among lecturers and students.

Chanda Muwowo PRO – MoHE

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