Kabwe, Zambia

Mulungushi University

Kabwe, Zambia

Mulungushi University , one of Zambia’s three public Universities. It comprises two campuses; the Great North Road Campus located 26 kilometers North of Kabwe, on the banks of Mulungushi River and the Kabwe Town Campus located along Mubanga Road, off Munkoyo Street in the heart of Kabwe town.Established on 1st January 2008, Mulungushi University is a multi-level curriculum university offering a wide range of degrees, diploma and certificate programmes in its nine academic faculties. The University also offers distance and lifelong learning programmes, short courses and evening classes for students who are unable to attend full-time study. Mulungushi University is an equal opportunity higher education service provider. It offers opportunities for higher education to all persons meeting the admission criteria regardless of their colour, race, citizenship, creed, sex or political opinion. The educational facilities of the University is accessible on specific terms to all persons equipped to benefit from the use of these facilities.A person wishing to be admitted to Mulungushi University for undergraduate programmes or for diploma or certificate programmes should apply to the Registrar,Mulungushi University,P O Box 80415Kabwe, ZAMBIA.Applications should be made on prescribed forms which can be obtained, after paying a non refundable application fee, from the office of the Registrar. Advertisements in the national press will state when and where these forms are available.Mulungushi University is located in Kabwe, Zambia. It was earlier the National College of Management and Development Studies and was turned into a university by the Zambian Government in a private public partnership with Konkola Copper Mines. The university provides Bachelor of Arts degrees on full-time and distance education. In 2009, more than 500 distance education students enrolled. There were mainly former diploma students of the National College for Management and Development Studies.University LibraryMulungushi University has various departments and units. One important department is the Library, which is seen as an information and learning focal point to Management, Lecturers, Students, Researchers and other stakeholders.The University has 2 libraries, namely Main Campus Library, which is located on the Great North Road and Kabwe Town Campus Library located in Kabwe town. The Libraries run similar services, more or less.LIBRARY BOOK COLLECTIONMulungushi University Library is committed to supporting excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research, by providing relevant reading material to its end users.The continuous acquisition of new books has boosted the library collection. The Librarys' book purchase is guided by its Collection Development Policy.The Friedrich Ebert Memorial Library, at the Great North Road Campus, was designated a United Nations Repository Library in September 1978 when the Institution was a college. The Library is also a World Bank Repository since February 2007, as well as a Friedrich Ebert Foundation Repository.Other items in the collection include Newspaper collections of Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail and the Post.MEMBERSHIPThe 2 Libraries are accessible to students and staff of the Institution. External membership is also available on request.In its quest to provide effective and efficient services to end users, the library is open to suggestions from the University community as well as other stakeholders.ICTsThe Library has a number of student computers running on a Local Area Network with an Internet connection. Internet facilities are restricted to Mulungushi University Lecturers, Researchers and registered Students.The Library Open Access Public Catalog is available online through the University website.LIbrary ManagementThe Libraries are headed by a University Librarian. Wikipedia.

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Mulenga J.N.,Mulungushi University | Bwalya B.B.,Mulungushi University | Gebremeskel Y.,Mulungushi University
Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health | Year: 2017

Background: The importance of health insurance to the individual and society at large cannot be overemphasized. It plays a critical role through enabling access to health care services and cushions the individual from catastrophic treatment costs. This study assessed the demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health insurance coverage among women in Zambia. Methods: The study analysed data from the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey with a total sample size of 16178 women of child bearing age. Both univariate and bivariate analyses were performed to describe the study population. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to identify the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics associated with health insurance coverage among women of child bearing age in Zambia. Results: The proportion of women in Zambia with health insurance was found to be very low (3%). The study also found that being married, access to media, higher age category, higher education level, and being employed have a positive influence on health insurance coverage. However, province and type of place of residence are negatively associated with health insurance coverage among women in Zambia. Women residing in Muchinga and Northern Provinces (AOR=0.1; P<0.001) had lower odds of being insured compared to their counterparts in Lusaka province; and ruralised women (AOR=0.5; p<0.01) had lower odds of being insured compared to their urban counter parts. Conclusion: The study concludes that, health insurance providers should tailor their health insurance packages not only to the needs of the employed but also the unemployed, the younger age groups, the informal sector and those in the rural areas. © 2017, Prex S.p.A. All rights reserved.

Murphy C.,National University of Ireland, Maynooth | Tembo M.,Mzuzu University | Phiri A.,Mulungushi University | Yerokun O.,Mulungushi University | Grummell B.,National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Climatic Change | Year: 2015

Religious beliefs, an important element of culture, influence adaptation to climate change. Less understood is how changing beliefs shape the adaptive capacity of communities responding to climate change. In the last century sub-Saharan Africa has experienced a transformation in beliefs. Since 1900 Christians have increased 70-fold while in rural areas Traditional Beliefs and associated Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) continue to influence the lived practices of vulnerable rural communities. Using two case studies of rural communities in Malawi (Bolero) and Zambia (Monze) we explore how Christianity and Traditional beliefs (and associated TEK) co-exist and assess if, and how, holding multiple belief systems affects climate-sensitive livelihood practices of food production. In Bolero we observed a lack of tensions between belief systems with Traditional leaders and elders noting the flexibility of adhering to both belief systems. In Monze however, basing livelihood decisions on the practice of rain-rituals resulted in strong tensions. In both communities elders noted their concern of how changing beliefs affect adherence to TEK management practices. We find that culture and beliefs play an important role in adaptive capacity but are not static. In the context of changing beliefs, adaptive capacity will be influenced by how different belief systems co-exist and how epistemological and intergenerational frictions are negotiated. As climate services become the focus of research and government interventions in vulnerable regions, avoiding culturally and economically expensive mal-adaptation will require giving attention to the complexity and dynamism of changing religious landscapes. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

Bwalya B.B.,Mulungushi University | Banda A.,University of Zambia | Jere S.,Mulungushi University | Amanzi P.,HIV AIDS | Funsani P.,The Global Fund
Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health | Year: 2015

BACKGROUND: Although people of any age are susceptible to HIV, youths aged 15 – 24 face a disproportionate risk of contracting the virus, presumably as a result of limited HIV- and AIDSrelated knowledge and attitudes and high-risk behaviours. Our aim was to assess the influence of demographics and socio-economic status on knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour of 15 - 24 year old youths, with the goal of informing the fight against HIV and AIDS in Zambia. METHODS: The study utilised secondary data from a self-weighting nationally representative sample of the 2009 Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey. Chi-squared tests and binary logistic regression were carried out using SPSS version 18.0 and p-values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant. RESULTS: General knowledge about HIV and AIDS was high (98 percent). However, comprehensive correct was considerably low among youths (43 percent). This is in spite youths full general knowledge and the ABCs of HIV and AIDS prevention. Attitudes towards PLHIV, Condom use and HIV counselling and testing were negative. Youths with comprehensive correct knowledge on HIV and AIDS had increased odds of having positive attitudes towards use of condoms during sexual intercourse (AOR=1.645; p<0.001). Female youths were (AOR=3.934; p<0.001) more likely to have tested for HIV than males. Youths without education had increased odds of not using a condom with their most recent sexual partner than those with secondary and higher education (AOR=6.635; P=). CONCLUSION: Though HIV and AIDS general knowledge by youths was high, comprehensive correct knowledge, positive attitudes and behaviour were considerably low or poor. Gender educational, age and place of residence acts as explanatory variables in the observed negative attitudes and behaviours among youths in Zambia. © 2015, Prex S.p.A. All rights Reserved.

Mudita I.I.,Mulungushi University | Chipfiko T.,Women's University in Africa | Mapfumo P.,University of Zimbabwe | Tigere T.A.,University of South Africa
Journal of Agronomy | Year: 2014

Improvement of yield and quality of green mealies is paramount in green mealies production to guarantee high income for farmers and nourishment for consumers. A study was conducted to determine the effects of rate and time of application of multi-nutrient foliar fertilizer (OmniBoost) on cob length, kernel weight and crude protein content of green mealies in order to enhance income and nourishment from horticultural products. Evaluation was done on potential role of multi-nutrient foliar fertilizers on yield and nutritional quality of green mealies. OmniBoost was applied as a supplementary fertilizer at 4, 6 and 10 Weeks After Crop Emergence (WACE) using 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 kg ha-1. Time of application had no significant effect on cob length, kernel weight and crude protein content. Rate of application had a significant effect (p<0.05) with 4 and 6 kg ha-1 giving the highest values for all attributes considered. Timexrate of application interaction was not significant (p>0.05). The optimum rate of application was established to be 4 kg ha-1. Increment of 2 kg ha-1 and doubling this rate resulted in no significant increase in attributes considered and it is not economic. Farmers may not apply beyond 4 kg ha-1 Om niB oost under similar crop production conditions in order to optimise yield, quality and income. Application of multi-nutrient foliar fertilizer may therefore be a practical consideration to enhance yield, quality and income from horticultural products. © 2014 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Nyirenda V.R.,Copperbelt University | Chomba C.,Mulungushi University
International Journal of Sustainable Development | Year: 2015

Inequalities in socio-economic systems in protected areas accentuate conflicts and loss of biodiversity. In this article, we discursively considered the role and importance of local relational social capital in transforming conservation conflicts to sustainable solutions in developing countries and the Luangwa Valley in Zambia in particular. The Luangwa Valley experiences numerous overlapping conservation conflicts and may be presented as a case study for exploring social change processes. Focus group discussions were employed in conflict definition, stakeholder analysis, conflict mapping and strategy formulations. Findings revealed that socio-economic differences, inequalities and tensions were associated with weak governance systems which were unable to withstand social dynamics in the community, exacerbated by asymmetrical social relationships. It was posited that relational social capital, particularly features of integrative social networks based on modulated power dynamics, should be strengthened. We suggested that future directions to fostering transformative approaches in dealing with proximate and underlying causes of conservation conflicts be focused on innovative consensual mechanisms that sustainably bridge differences between disputants. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Van De Bunt-Kokhuis S.,VU University Amsterdam | Ngambi H.,Mulungushi University
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities and Social Media 2013, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Collaborative Technologies 2013 | Year: 2013

Online learning communities have increased rapidly across the world. Internet technologies transformed the way educational leaders teach, coach, supervise, manage or direct online learning communities. A new type of leader is required for understanding the needs and requirements of distance learners. This calls for a compassioned kind of leader, able to reconcile educational dilemmas such as high-tech versus hi-touch and standard content versus adaptation of content; a leader that is responsive, proactive, and relevant to the community. This paper examines servant-leadership and its implications for online learning communities in African higher education where cross-cultural understanding is key. With reference to the past and present of servant-leadership in African communities, there is a challenging need for empowerment, motivation and nurturing distance learners in Africa and beyond. A parallel between servant leadership and African leadership approaches like RARE (Responsible, Accountable, Relevant and Ethical) total leadership are drawn for application in the African context. Looking ahead, it is concluded that avenues for future research on online learning communities should include amongst others social inclusion, multilingualism, localization of content and sensitisation in the use of technology. © 2013 IADIS.

Christopher C.,Mulungushi University | Noor R.M.,University of Malaya | Mostajeran E.,University of Malaya
Malaysian Journal of Computer Science | Year: 2013

Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET) is a multi-hop wireless network which involves vehicles acting as nodes to communicate with each other without infrastructural support. With the increase in Quality of Service (QoS) needs in evolving applications and the widespread use of wireless and mobile devices, it is desirable to support QoS in VANETs. The resource limitations and variability further add to the need for QoS support in such networks. However, the characteristics of these networks make QoS support a complex process due to rapid topology changes caused by high mobility of communicating nodes. Modulation scheme implemented in wireless network affect the data rate hence the throughput of the communicating nodes, this in turn affect QoS. The paper focuses on adaptive modulation to improve the data throughput and efficiency of channel spectrum in VANET. Through theoretical and simulation results, it was shown that adaptive modulation performs well and improves throughput than other modulations schemes when used singularly in dynamic changing network topology like VANET.

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