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Zambians’ perfamance under Indian e-learning project impresses Syakalima

EDUCATION Minister Douglas Syakalima has expressed happiness with the performance of Zambians under the Indian e-learning network project called E-VAB.

Under the project, the Indian Government offers 15,000 scholarships for African students and professionals, with Zambia being among 19 participating countries on the continent.

“Zambia and my ministry in particular highly appreciate the E-VAB network project because we believe that education is the best equalizer. I therefore wish to congratulate all the students who have completed their online courses under this project,” Mr Syakalima said.

He said this at a mini- convocation ceremony held in honour of the graduating students in Lusaka yesterday.

The minister hailed the strong bilateral relationship between Zambia and India in their field of education.

“I am happy to note that the Indian Government has provided 25 work stations including computers, cameras and other hardware for the establishment of learning centre at Mulungushi University in Kabwe,” he said.

Speaking during the same occasion, Indian High Commission in Zambia charge d’affaires Murugesan Ramaswamy said India had revolutionalised electronic learning to afford more people the access to education.

Mr Ramaswamy said Zambia is now the second beneficiary of the scheme with 2,070 students enrolling for various online courses.

He said the scheme was a demonstration of the long standing bilateral ties between the two countries.

And one of the graduands, Samuel Mbuzi hailed the two countries for the development, saying it had helped him earn the knowledge to effectively contribute to the country’s development.

“I am happy to note that the Indian Government has provided 25 work stations including computers, cameras and other hardware for the establishment of learning centre at Mulungushi University in Kabwe,” he said.

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