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''by [[Paul Bacsich]] for [[Re.ViCa]]''
  
: ''Zambia'' is participating in the [[OER4OS]] project. This experience has allowed the country to develop most of its school-level materials in an electronic format and make them available as OER. Zambia identifies this initiative as responding to the challenge of supplying material to schools and other educational institutions.
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''For entities in Zambia see [[:Category:Zambia]]''
  
== Overview ==
 
  
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== Partners situated in Zambia ==
Use the style [[Has population::7,600,000]] and [[Has capital::Sofia]] for population and capital. -->
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=== Further information ===
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None.
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== Zambia in a nutshell ==
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Sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia)
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[[Image:Zambia.gif|right|thumb|250px|Source : http://www.cia.gov]]
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The Republic of ''Zambia'' is a landlocked country in [[Sub-Saharan Africa]]. The neighbouring countries are the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] to the north, [[Tanzania]] to the north-east, [[Malawi]] to the east, [[Mozambique]], [[Zimbabwe]], [[Botswana]], and [[Namibia]] to the south, and [[Angola]] to the west.
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The population of Zambia is nearly 12 million.
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The capital city is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
  
The '''Republic of Zambia''' is a landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa. The neighbouring countries are the '''Democratic Republic of the Congo''' to the north, [[Tanzania]] to the north-east, [[Malawi]] to the east, [[Mozambique]], [[Zimbabwe]], [[Botswana]], and [[Namibia]] to the south, and [[Angola]] to the west.
 
The population of Zambia is nearly [[Has population::12,000,000]].
 
The capital city is [[Has capital::Lusaka]], located in the southeast of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
 
 
Zambia is divided into nine provinces, each administered by an appointed deputy minister. Each province is subdivided into several districts with a grand total of 73 districts.
 
Zambia is divided into nine provinces, each administered by an appointed deputy minister. Each province is subdivided into several districts with a grand total of 73 districts.
  
''For further general information see [[Wikipedia:{{PAGENAME}}]].''
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== Zambia education policy ==
  
== Education in {{PAGENAME}} ==
 
  
''For a general description of education in {{PAGENAME}} see [[Education:{{PAGENAME}}]].''
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== Zambia education system ==
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(sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia)
  
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Education in Zambia is provided at two levels:
  
=== e-learning ===
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# basic education (years 1 to 9)
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# upper secondary (years 10 to 12)
  
''For a description more focussed to e-learning see [[E-learning:{{PAGENAME}}]].''
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Some schools provide a "basic" education covering years 1 to 9, as year 9 is considered to be a decent level of education for the majority of children. However, tuition is only free up to year 7, and UNESCO estimated that 80% of children of primary school age in 2002 were enrolled. Most children drop out after year 7 when fees must be paid.
  
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Both government and private schools exist in Zambia. The private school system began largely as a result of Christian mission efforts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Amongst famous private schools are the International School of Lusaka, Rhodes Park School (Unofficially ranked as the best private school in Zambia), the Roman Catholic run St Mary's Seminary located in the Msupadzi area, south of Chipata, Eastern Province and Simba International School close to Ndola, Copperbelt Province. Private schools operate primarily under the British way of schooling, but also offer curricula approved by the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ). An example of a school that has offered a dual programme in in both the ECZ and Cambridge curriculum is Mpelembe Secondary School.
  
=== Quality procedures ===
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Educational opportunities beyond secondary school are limited in Zambia. After secondary school, most students study at the various colleges, around the country.
  
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== Internet in {{PAGENAME}} ==
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== Higher education ==
  
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=== Universities in Zambia ===
  
=== Internet in Education ===
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There are three main universities:
  
== Copyright law in {{PAGENAME}} ==
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# [[University of Zambia]] (UNZA) - with a student population of about 6,000
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# Mulungushi University (MU),  - no URL known - formerly the National College of Management and Development Studies
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# Copperbelt University (CBU) - http://www.cbu.edu.zm - this opened in the late 1980s, taking over most of the former Zambia Institute of Technology site in Kitwe
  
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Normally they all select students on the basis of ability; competition for places is intense.
  
=== Copyright law in Education ===
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The introduction of fees in the late 1990s has made university level education inaccessible for some, although the government does provide state bursaries.
  
== OER Initiatives in  {{PAGENAME}} ==
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The page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Zambia lists other universities:
  
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# [[Zambian Open University]]
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# Cavendish University - http://cavendishza.org
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# Zambia Adventist University - http://www.tagnet.org/zau/index.htm - despite not having its own URL, it has graduated students (see e.g. http://www.times.co.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=7&id=1189252646)
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# Northrise University - http://www.northriseuniversity.com - founded 2004, the first nationally recognized private university in Zambia
  
=== National OER initiatives  ===
 
  
=== Regional OER initiatives ===
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=== Polytechnics in Zambia ===
  
=== Institutional OER initiatives ===
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Other centres of education include:
  
== References ==
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# Public Administration College (NIPA)
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# Northern Technical College (NORTEC) # National Resources Development College (NRDC)
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# Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce - http://www.evelynhone.edu.zm/ - and note the e-learning site at http://elearning.evelynhone.edu.zm/
  
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There are also several teacher training colleges offering two-year training programmes, whilst missionary hospitals around the country offer internationally acceptable training for nurses.
  
=== Reports ===
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Several Christian schools offer seminary-level training.
  
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== Higher education reform ==
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=== The Bologna Process ===
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== Administration and finance ==
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== Quality assurance ==
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== Zambia's HEIs in the information society ==
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=== Towards the information society ===
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=== Information society strategy ===
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== Virtual Campuses in HE ==
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=== Interesting Virtual Campus Initiatives ===
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=== Interesting Programmes ===
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The [[University of Zambia]] has activity.
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[[The Global Open University of Zambia]] has been regarded by some as suspect - see its entry.
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Some of the other universities and colleges are in the early stages of e-learning development but are clearly showing activity.
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=== Re.ViCa Case-study ===
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None.
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==  Lessons learnt ==
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== References ==
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* COL IN THE COMMONWEALTH 2006 – 2009 - http://www.col.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/COLCountryReports06-09_web.pdf - see the chapter on Zambia
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* FIRST eLEARNING ZAMBIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE - THEME: eLearning in National Development, March 2007, Lusaka, Zambia - http://www.assitej-international.org/media/1802/minuteslusaka.pdf
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* THE DEVELOPMENT AND STATE OF THE ART OF ADULT LEARNING AND EDUCATION (ALE) National report 0f ZAMBIA by MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2008 - http://www.unesco.org/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/INSTITUTES/UIL/confintea/pdf/National_Reports/Africa/Africa/Zambia.pdf
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:05, 1 October 2016

by Paul Bacsich for Re.ViCa

For entities in Zambia see Category:Zambia


Partners situated in Zambia

None.


Zambia in a nutshell

Sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia)

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

The population of Zambia is nearly 12 million.

The capital city is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital and the Copperbelt to the northwest.

Zambia is divided into nine provinces, each administered by an appointed deputy minister. Each province is subdivided into several districts with a grand total of 73 districts.

Zambia education policy

Zambia education system

(sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia)

Education in Zambia is provided at two levels:

  1. basic education (years 1 to 9)
  2. upper secondary (years 10 to 12)

Some schools provide a "basic" education covering years 1 to 9, as year 9 is considered to be a decent level of education for the majority of children. However, tuition is only free up to year 7, and UNESCO estimated that 80% of children of primary school age in 2002 were enrolled. Most children drop out after year 7 when fees must be paid.

Both government and private schools exist in Zambia. The private school system began largely as a result of Christian mission efforts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Amongst famous private schools are the International School of Lusaka, Rhodes Park School (Unofficially ranked as the best private school in Zambia), the Roman Catholic run St Mary's Seminary located in the Msupadzi area, south of Chipata, Eastern Province and Simba International School close to Ndola, Copperbelt Province. Private schools operate primarily under the British way of schooling, but also offer curricula approved by the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ). An example of a school that has offered a dual programme in in both the ECZ and Cambridge curriculum is Mpelembe Secondary School.

Educational opportunities beyond secondary school are limited in Zambia. After secondary school, most students study at the various colleges, around the country.


Higher education

Universities in Zambia

There are three main universities:

  1. University of Zambia (UNZA) - with a student population of about 6,000
  2. Mulungushi University (MU), - no URL known - formerly the National College of Management and Development Studies
  3. Copperbelt University (CBU) - http://www.cbu.edu.zm - this opened in the late 1980s, taking over most of the former Zambia Institute of Technology site in Kitwe

Normally they all select students on the basis of ability; competition for places is intense.

The introduction of fees in the late 1990s has made university level education inaccessible for some, although the government does provide state bursaries.

The page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Zambia lists other universities:

  1. Zambian Open University
  2. Cavendish University - http://cavendishza.org
  3. Zambia Adventist University - http://www.tagnet.org/zau/index.htm - despite not having its own URL, it has graduated students (see e.g. http://www.times.co.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=7&id=1189252646)
  4. Northrise University - http://www.northriseuniversity.com - founded 2004, the first nationally recognized private university in Zambia


Polytechnics in Zambia

Other centres of education include:

  1. Public Administration College (NIPA)
  2. Northern Technical College (NORTEC) # National Resources Development College (NRDC)
  3. Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce - http://www.evelynhone.edu.zm/ - and note the e-learning site at http://elearning.evelynhone.edu.zm/

There are also several teacher training colleges offering two-year training programmes, whilst missionary hospitals around the country offer internationally acceptable training for nurses.

Several Christian schools offer seminary-level training.

Higher education reform

The Bologna Process

Administration and finance

Quality assurance

Zambia's HEIs in the information society

Towards the information society

Information society strategy

Virtual Campuses in HE

Interesting Virtual Campus Initiatives

Interesting Programmes

The University of Zambia has activity.

The Global Open University of Zambia has been regarded by some as suspect - see its entry.

Some of the other universities and colleges are in the early stages of e-learning development but are clearly showing activity.


Re.ViCa Case-study

None.

Lessons learnt

References


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