Web Page HTML/CSS Template
Webstyle produced NavBar
 
Twitter & Facebook
 INTER-NETWORKING
 
 
    LINK CATEGORIES
   *International
   Arts & Culture
   Business & Internet
   Education & Training
   Government & Politics
   Health
   Online Resources
   Organisations
   People & Society
    RELEVANT LINKS
 
 
   
 
   Additional Description of Link Copperbelt University
 


Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

The Copperbelt University was established as a Public University by Act of Parliament No. 19 on 1st December 1987. Before then, it was one of the three constituent institutions of the then University of Zambia Federal system which comprised of the University of Zambia at Lusaka, the University of Zambia at Ndola and the University of Zambia at Solowezi. In 1987 the Government reconstituted the University of Zambia at Ndola into the Copperbelt University while the University of Zambia at Lusaka became The University of Zambia. The intended University of Zambia at Solowezi never came into being.

The University initially started with the School of Business and the School of Environmental Studies (later renamed School of Built Environment) which were carryovers from the Federal System. Since then the University has grown into six Schools and a directorate. In 1989, Zambia Institute of Technology was incorporated into the University as the School of Techonolgy. In 1995, the School of Forestry and Wood Science was established. In 2001, it was renamed the School of Natural Resources. The Centre for Life Long Education was established in 1990 to run short courses, seminars, conferences and distance education. In 2001, the Centre began offering certificate, diploma and degree programmes.

The University is one of the three Public Universities in Zambia and its programmes attract over 5000 applications for the 1200 places available each year. The University has a total student population of 5,155 and staff establishement of 695 of whom 207 are academic staff.


Motto of the University

The motto of the Copperbelt University is "Knowledge and Service". Enshrined in the motto are the following strands:

  • Knowledge and service go together. Without knowledge service is hardly possible. Without the use of knowledge in service of mankind, knowledge is useless.
  • The Copperbelt University, as a seat of learning, represents knowledge, and the tertiary-level education if offers to students is itself direct service to the students as individual persons, to society in so far as students are members of the human species, technically known as Homo Sapiens.
  • Knowledge is the basis of personal and national development by way of enlightement. The Copperbelt University attaches great importance to knowledge acquisition by students individually and severally. Facilitation of knowledge acquisition is service to the individual students and to the nation, by the Copperbelt University.
  • Knowledge is acquired by students, not for the sake of it, but rather for use by graduates in the basic task of production and distribution of goods and services to contribute meaningfully and significantly to the goal of improving the living standards of the people in particular and mankind in general. The motto is a declaration to students that they must enter the University to acquire knowledge and that they muse use it in service of mankind.
  • Knowledge generation through research is the basis of advancement. The Copperbelt University treats research as a principal function in its mission and role in society. Conversely, the knowledge component of the motto ecompasses and stresses generation for use by humanity.
  • The Copperbelt University believes in the direct application of knowledge beyond teaching. This is accomplishable through provision of consultancy services to Government institutions, industry and commerce. Such application of knowledge is part of service the Copperbelt University undertakes to offer to society and humanity.

All these strands of the motto are the guiding philosophy of the Copperbelt University in its operations.


Vision of the University

The Vision of the of Copperbelt University is to create:

  • A place for high-quality education and training, enabling graduates to act efficiently and effectively in a broad range of civic and professional functions and activities
  • A place to which access is possible primarily on the basis of intellectual merit and of the ability to participate actively in its programmes
  • A place of learning founded on quality and knowledge which inculcates in its graduates the practice of lifelong learningg
  • A community fully engaged in the search, creation and dissemination of knowledge, in the advancement of science, and participation in the development of technological innovations.


Copperbelt University
P.O Box 21692
Jambo Drive
Riverside
Kitwe
Zambia

Tel. No.:  +260 212 222066
Fax No.: +260 212 222469


Copperbelt University Website

 
 
    MEMBER OPTIONS
 
Username
Password
Member Signup
Forgot Password
 
 
    SPONSORED LINKS
 
 
   
 DIRECTORY HOME
MEMBER LOGIN EDITOR LOGIN MEMBER SIGNUP EDITOR SIGNUP
NEW LINKS POPULAR LINKS LINK TO US ADD A LINK NEWS
TERMS OF USE PRIVACY POLICY LEGAL POLICY CONTACT US