- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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