Image Focus: Prof. Simukanga Honoured by Japan

Prof. Stephen Simukanga, the Director-General of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) was honoured by Japan with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2023 for his role in expanding and deepening mutual understanding and friendly relations between the Republic of Zambia and Japan during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia (UNZA).

Prof. Simukanga was awarded the Commendation Certificate at a Ceremony and Reception held in his honour at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency, Mr. Kazuyuki Takeuchi.

The Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation is awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries in different sectors. For 2023, Prof. Simukanga received this award together with 186 individuals and 63 groups from all over the world. 

Prof. Simukanga served as UNZA Vice-Chancellor from 2007 – 2015. He was honoured at an event which took place on Tuesday, 17th October 2023.

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