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Siame Assess Mulungushi University Medical and Health Sciences

Higher Education Permanent Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame was impressed with the growth of enrollment at the Mulungushi University Livingstone campus, Mrs. Siame was equally happy with land acquisition and emphasized on securing land title so that structures can be developed on guaranteed ownership.

She noted that the University was doing well in the usage of resources and going in forward the university can supplement on the grants.

PS Siame also believed that the university was collaborating well with the Livingstone General Hospital especially that the school of medicine and health science is critical to the processing of learning and in order to ensure the flow and support for learners provided in a more efficient and effective pedagogy approach.

Mrs. Siame advised the Dean and team to find solutions of staff recruitment by broadening the recruitment to the SADC region as alternatives measures if there were no responses locally.

PS Siame also put an emphasis on precautionary COVID measures despite a reduction. She equally encouraged the university on blended learning and explore widely on simulation software to augment on some of the course.

PS Siame was speaking today 16th December, 2020,when she toured Mulungushi University Livingstone campus.

And Dean Mulungushi University Medical School and Health Sciences Dr.
Gibson Sijubila was honored to the Permanent Secretary’s assessment tour at the university.

In his presentation Dr. Sijubila said the Government through the Ministry of Lands has allocated Mulungushi university with 15.8 hectares of land located on Livingstone – Lusaka road, he disclosed that the demand for medicine both in Zambia and surrounding regions is very high as a result and taking advantage of the university location, there is potential to attract international students.

Dr. Sijubila however said the university faced challenges with staff recruitment particularly in clinical areas despite advertising, he also pointed out the problem of space especially that classes are expanding.

 

 

Chanda Muwowo PR Office – MoHE

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