The Patriotic Front has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party, which will see PF cadres being offered scholarships to study at that country’s African International University.
In an interview, PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba said the programme was going to absorb the unemployed youths, who would be given the required knowledge to enable them come back to Zambia and contribute to the development of the country.
“Firstly, a country can only develop if it has a reservoir of qualified human capital. So as PF, this is a priority area in terms of developing this reservoir among our youths. There are a number of youths now that are qualified to enter the University of Zambia or other colleges in Zambia, but because they come from poor families and their parents cannot afford the fees that are charged at UNZA. And yet these are intelligent young men and women that can contribute to the development of our country. So we really appreciate this partnership that we have developed under the MoU with the NCP of Sudan,” he said.
Kabimba said the first batch of at least 15 students was expected to leave for Khartoum in May next year and that this would be an annual programme.