Raising Zambia’s Higher Education into The Champions League

Countrymen and women,

I write to you today to extend my heartfelt assurance and encouragement to the entire higher education subsector in Zambia amidst the challenges and changes that the educational landscape is currently facing.

We understand that the introduction of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) is a new development aimed at enhancing and reviving education in our nation. As with any new body, it takes time to establish solid footing and efficiently address all concerns. However, it is important for us to recognise the spirited efforts that HEA is undertaking to support and uplift the higher education subsector.

We acknowledge the dedication and commitment of HEA in improving and refining the educational landscape in Zambia. We understand that the Authority is still on its journey of growth and development, actively working towards providing a conducive environment for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and students alike. This is a process we are determined to deliver. It is not going to be easy, but again it is not impossible with the unwavering support of the New Dawn Administration towards education. Besides, with the commitment of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, towards furthering education in Zambia, the room for failure among education administrators such as HEA is narrower.

Therefore, in these times of transition, it is essential that all stakeholders join hands and extend their support to HEA. Together, we can contribute towards shaping a brighter future for higher education in Zambia. Let us remember that change takes time, and it is through collective efforts, collaboration, and constructive feedback that we can assist HEA in achieving its goals.

To all HEIs, faculties, administrators, lecturers, and students, remain steadfast in your commitment to education. Your resilience and adaptability will navigate through any challenges that come your way. As we strive for excellence, let us be patient and trust in HEA’s continuous efforts to create an enabling environment for growth and improvement.

In conclusion, I want to affirm that brighter days are ahead for the higher education subsector in Zambia. Let us rally behind HEA, providing them with our unwavering support and encouragement. Together, we can revitalise and elevate education in Zambia, paving the way for a promising future.

Stay strong, stay determined, and keep inspiring.

Warm regards,

Dr. Martin Mushumba

Acting Director-General

Higher Education Authority

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