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Zambia And Finland In Bilateral Talks Of Education Enhancement And Diversification

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Her Excellency Pirjo Suomela – Chowdhury said her office will continue to engage the Zambian Government through the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to support the University Education and TEVET sectors as it was her ambition to intensify education cooperation.

Ambassador Chowdhury disclosed that Finland was providing funding on a four year – nine million euros private program to accelerate growth for the Zambian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Her Excellency Ambassador Chowdhury confers with Dr. Mushimba as Assistant Director Planning takes notes

Ambassador Chowdhury during the meeting

Ambassador Chowdhury said Zambia and Finland had equally engagements on an exchange of developmental ideas in both the public and private universities supporting Mulungushi, UNZA, CBU, and Cavendish Universities.

Her Excellency said amidst COVID – 19, training resulted in adjustments of the education system in Findland hence the need to share experiences that previously might not have been given attention but are now important to the system.

Ambassador Chowdhury said from her experience the Finnish Government could also intensify education cooperation in mining vocational, and forestry among others discussed.

And Higher Education Minister Engineer Dr. Brian Mushimba said Zambia has had good relations with the Finnish Government hence the need to support the education and social economy expansion.

Minister of Higher Education-Dr. Brian Mushimba listens on

Honourable Mushimba said it was gratifying and very evident that there had been training exchange programs of Zambian lecturers with Finland hence it was of great importance to continue extending training and additionally cultural exchange to broaden the scope.

Dr. Mushimba said his Ministry adopted a “Hands” On approach training delivery in the technical vocational training to cultivate inquisitive and creative minds of the youths away from theoretical approach mindset, hence subsequently equipping youths in skills, entrepreneurship, and innovation to provide solutions for local problems and the citizens to partner in the global economy.

Minister Mushimba said his office was ready to engage the Ambassador’s office and agree on areas of cooperation with what is currently existing anchored with support of policies.

Dr. Mushimba was speaking today (9th December 2020) when Ambassador Chowdhury paid a courtesy call on him.


Chanda Muwowo – MoHE PR Office

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