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FAWEZA welcomes phasing out of bursary scheme at tertiary level

THE Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia (FAWEZA) has hailed Government’s decision to phase out the students’ bursary scheme at tertiary level of education, replacing it with provisional loan schemes.
FAWEZA says the introduction of the student loan scheme is a progressive move because it will benefit the most disadvantaged students in the country.
National coordinator Daphne Chimuka said: “The current bursary scheme is abused by scholars from well-to-do families who can afford tuition fees”.
Minister of Education John Phiri announced recently that Government will soon phase-out the bursary scheme for higher learning institutions because of serious flaws in the way the current scheme is being administered.
Dr Phiri said the students’ provisional loan scheme will compel beneficiaries to pay back after completion of their tertiary education.
He said the current bursary system does not meet the expectations of the general public and also deprives vulnerable students in dire need of scholarships.
And according to a statement by the Ministry of Education this week, in-coming first year students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) who applied for bursaries have been offered provisional students’ loans.
Ms Chimuka said there is likely to be a reduction of applicants, especially by children from well-to-do families, because of the requirement for scholars to repay the loans when they graduate.
“This is progressive because the poor will be given an opportunity to access tertiary education and get their families out of poverty,” she said.
Mrs Chimuka urged Government to come up with suitable tracking systems to ensure that beneficiaries of the loans are able to pay back.
“Government must instill in the beneficiaries a sense of responsibility that would compel them pay back the loans once they complete their tertiary education. The danger is that if they do not pay back, other students in similar circumstances would not benefit,” Ms Chimuka said. / Daily Mail

 

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33 responses to “FAWEZA welcomes phasing out of bursary scheme at tertiary level”

  1. David Miti says:

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  4. Emmanuel Mwamba says:

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    Science 2
    Mathematics 3
    Biology 3
    Zambian Language(icibemba) 1
    Civic Education 3.
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  5. Blessings Simwinga says:

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  6. Golden Mwanza says:

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  7. Agnes Mwenda says:

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  10. micah says:

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  11. am josephine sinchindu a lady aged 26.please people of God im on my knees right now asking for your help. Im an orphan i need to study pharmacy. but because i have no one to support me,am unable to study.my line is 0975898745.. says:

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  12. Mutila Chewe says:

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    Chanda Mutila computer number 14082231 is first year student at University of Zambia Great Road campus in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am a low income earning parent who has struggled to pay for her tuition fees for the year 2014 to 2015 in part. She is not on the Government Bursary scheme. Their is eminent fear of this Girl dropping out of University.

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  13. Am Ernest mwiza luhanga an orphan of age 20 years i completed my grade 12 at chama day high by the help of roman catholic church from my grade 8 antill i reach grade 12 in 2012, as at now i want to do degree in Information Technology (IT) i have already got an acceptance letter at copperstone university i was suppose to go in january this year but i tryed my best nothing has come out, I am in your knees for help i can only be succed by your help.

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  17. Getrude Boma says:

    My names are Boma Getrude . Iam a girl aged 17 and was admitted at the university of zambia 2014 september intake to study Environmental Education. I don’t have money to fulfil my long awaited dream of studying at the named university because i came from a rural area Chama in Muchinga province where i completed my Grade 12. I was left out for bursary because i completed in 2013. My parents don’t work and are peasant farmers . I would realy appreciate if my application is considered my numbers are 0973487788 and 0975841100 thank you and God Bless you

  18. Lisa Moono Munansangu says:

    My names are Lisa Moono Munansangu,i’m a girl aged 17years old, i was admitted at the University of Zambia in the school of Bachelor of Arts with Education,am requesting for sponsership from your organisation because i was left out when i applied for a government loan because am not eligible,i completed school in 2013,am afraid that if i withdrawal i will have slim chances of being picked next year,my mother is a single parent who provides everything and she does not work that is why she can’t afford to pay my tuition fee,i lost my father when i was way too young.your consideration shall be highly appreciated.my contact number is 0974881660

  19. Am a zambian male,who was accepted at the university of zambia in the school of education to study barchelor of education(sociology of education).

    Am asking for sponsership,because i have been left out at the bursary.
    The reason for my denial of bursary,is because i completed in 2013 and school leavers who completed in 2013 are not eligible so am told.

    Am afraid to withdraw my place at the university because i might be left out next when i apply again.
    So am hereby asking sponsership from well wishers.

    My contacts are:
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    postal adress:Richard simfukwe c/o Godwin simfukwe,united church of zambia,chimwemwe congregation,p.o box Fw57,lusaka,zambia.

  20. My name is Patricia Lukonde,I am aged 22years old. Please am looking for financial support,I was addmitted at the university of zambia in the school of education.I had applied for busary sponsorship but then I was not picked because am not eligible. My parents are long retired & can not afford to sponser me.please am in dare need of help,I can’t afford to lose out on this chance to get education. I will be overwhelmed if you consider me. Thank you in anticipation.
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  21. Lukonde Patricia says:

    My name is Patricia Lukonde,I am aged 22years old. Please am looking for financial support,I was addmitted at the university of zambia in the school of education.I had applied for busary sponsorship but then I was not picked because am not eligible. My parents are long retired & can not afford to sponser me.please am in dare need of help,I can’t afford to lose out on this chance to get education. I will be overwhelmed if you consider me. Thank you in anticipation.
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  22. Kamawe Joshua says:

    Kamawe Joshua is my name, people have been calling to find out if am one your beneficiaries, I have given you 2 days ultimatum to remove my name from the Internet, failure to which, I will go to legal aid to get a lawyer and lay charges against your management in the court of law.

  23. Kamawe Joshua says:

    Kamawe Joshua Is my name, people have been calling to find out whether am one of your beneficiaries, am giving you two days ultimatum to remove my name from the internet, failure to which, I will go to legal aid to get a lawyer and lay charges against your management in the court of law.

  24. Mathews says:

    Hellow dear sir/madam i am a zambian male aged 20 years i completed my high school in 2012 and obtained a school certeficate.i am kindly asking for a scholarship to study computer science or ICT here in zambia or abroad.Thanks you

  25. Mwewa chansa says:

    I am a 20 year female zambian wishing 2 go 2 college,i completed my secondary education in 2014.I would like 2 take this opportunity to seek for sponsorship in my education. I would really appreciate if my request will considered

  26. Frank Lungu says:

    Am Frank Lungu aged 23 and completed Sec Education n 2010 n Eastern pro,snce then,doing my tertiary Eductn has been alwys my wish bt money has bcome amountain,barrier nd a hinderance 4me not 2 persue my career.i ws accepted at city unvsity 2 stdy clinical medicine,jan 2014 intake nd the money pr semstr frst yr is k3.5 the 2 nd 3 is kr4mlln.pliz ‘BA’ FAWEZA im askng 4yo help u may b my dream true,i really want 2 do my tertiary eductn.am currently n lsk styng wth my uncle wo does nothng.my contact ; 0979876759.pliz i promse not 2 disapoint u people.God bles u nd ill b vry thankful 4yo response 2my humble request.

  27. Hillary bakasa says:

    My name is hillary bakasa doing grade 11 at kabwe secondary school.i live with my mum and my two sisters one of them is in college,my dad is dead.my mum is not working and so is my other sister. i am in need of finacial help please. Am hardworking and am doing well in my school.you can refer to the school head teacher to know more about my character.
    Kabwe secondary school,
    P.O Box 80073,
    KABWE.

  28. patience mulenga says:

    my name is patience mulenga looking for finicial help,i have recieved an admission from lusaka school of nursing.when i was in my grade 8 and 9 the faweza orgnisation sporned me til i completed my high school.i am asking if you would assist me again.

  29. iam writing in behalf of my nephew who is a double orphan. he so desires to complete his secondary education but can not afford to cover the school fees he dropped out of school in grade nine and is apealing for financial assistance. his name is Jabes Banda, he is staying with his widowed grand mother in lusaka, kanyama compound. i eagerly wait for your repply

  30. Kamawe Joshua says:

    Am Kamawe Joshua an orphan aged 22, I completed grade 12 at Solwezi Technical Secondary School in 2010.
    Since then I have been struggling to acquire tertiary education, and no progress has come forth so far,
    I have Just gotten admission to study Bachelor of Arts Banking and Finance at Cavendish University Zambia, in the july intake this year.
    I don’t have money to meet the coast since I and my family are underprivileged. The money per semester is adding up to Kr6100 or K6,100,000 old currency.
    Seeing that our charity organization FAWEZA is giving student loans to the needy like myself, I would like to apply for a loan and pay back after completing my studies.
    Please may you come to my rescue and I will really appreciate and never disappoint you.
    I will be so overwhelmed with joy when my humble request will be given attention.
    My details are:
    Name: Kamawe Joshua
    Phone: +260974919293 / +260963328105
    Marital status: single
    Email: kamawejoshua@gmail.com
    Address: care of Janet kamawe, p.o. Box, 110183, Floriana Lodge Trustee, Solwezi.
    Thank you

    • Would like to ask for sponsorship from faweza,would like to study nursing.my number is +260968778596 or +260966986351

      • Edson Miyanza says:

        I need sponsorship please to study at MM University in india a 3 years program of BBA with a given scholarship of 30% at the university please please please help contact 0978079107

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