Zam­bia to host re­gional stu­dents’ con­fer­ence

ZAM­BIA will host end of year full South­ern Africa Stu­dents Union (SASU) ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing to pre­pare for the 2019 Re­gional Meet­ing for all stu­dents bod­ies in South­ern Africa.

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We are happy with suc­cesses scored by ZANASU in de­fence of aca­demic free­doms and for mak­ing a good case that re­flects the good Zam­bian im­age— Mr Dh­lamini

SASU Act­ing Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Max­well Dh­lamini said the de­ci­sion to hold the end of year meet­ing in Zam­bia was made by a SASU Re­gional Con­fer­ence which was held at Wit­wa­ter­srand Univer­sity in Jo­han­nes­burg from Oc­to­ber 25 - 28, 2018 and showed the con­fi­dence the stu­dent body in the re­gion had in Zam­bia pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship. Dh­lamini said last night in Jo­han­nes­burg that the suc­cess­ful bid by the Zam­bia Na­tional Stu­dents Union (ZANASU) to host the Re­gional Stu­dents Ed­u­ca­tional Sum­mit was in hon­our of how Zam­bia and Zam­bian stu­dents had con­trib­uted to the lib­er­a­tion of South­ern Africa. “We are happy with suc­cesses scored by ZANASU in de­fence of aca­demic free­doms and for mak­ing a good case and mak­ing a case that re­flects the good Zam­bian im­age,” Mr Dh­lamini said. And SASU Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber from Zam­bia, Ger­ald Chiluba, thanked the SASU lead­er­ship for the con­fi­dence they had in Zam­bia host­ing the Ex­ec­u­tive Meet­ing and Re­gional Sum­mit on Ed­u­ca­tion. Mr Chiluba, who is also for­mer ZANASU Congress Chair­per­son, said he was con­fi­dent that ZANASU was build­ing the re­quired ca­pac­ity to host such a re­gional event and that Govern­ment should work to­gether with ZANASU in plan­ning for th­ese events. The 2018 SASU Ed­u­ca­tion Sum­mit also stated that the Africa - China re­la­tions must be strength­ened to in­clude the need for China to help pro­vide seed fund­ing for ed­u­ca­tion in Africa even as China pur­sued its busi­ness in­ter­est in the re­gion. SASU has called on African lead­ers to ne­go­ti­ate for con­ces­sions that would en­sure that China did not only come to do busi­ness in Africa but could also in­vest in the ed­u­ca­tion of stu­dents in the re­gion.

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