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STOP FAKE HONORARY DEGREES-LUO

Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has directed the Zambia Qualification Authority to put an end to people getting fake honorary degrees.

Professor Luo says it’s shameful that some people have gone to an extent of buying degrees so that they can be called Doctors.

She says she will soon issue a policy statement to halt the trend.

The Minister explained that doctorates are earned and not acquired through dubious means.

Professor Luo was speaking at the Mulungushi University 9th graduation ceremony where First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda was conferred with doctor of philosophy degree in Political Science.

She Said Mulungushi University has demonstrated how it is done by citing the various achievements by Dr. Kaunda when conferring him a doctorate.

Meanwhile, Professor Luo said government has changed the modalities of identifying vulnerable people to benefit from bursaries and loans.

She told graduands that officers will now be recruiting from provincial centers.

And Dr. Kaunda has challenged Mulungushi University to establish a think tank that would examine the root causes of conflicts and come up with solutions.

He said the university holds a special place in his heart as it is where UNIP formulated policies that shaped the future of Zambia.

Dr. Kaunda said the University should be relevant to society and ensure it mainstreams the core values of national unity, stability and harmony in the school programmes.

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