Universities receive grants for Covid-19 research

Martha Banda-Government has awarded a total of K500,000 in grants to 5 higher learning institutions towards research related to Covid-19.The grants have been awarded through the National Science Technology Council – NSTC.Among the recipient institutions are the University of Zambia -UNZA-, APEX University, EDEN University, Levy Mwanawasa Medical University and Mulungushi University.Higher Education Minister, BRIAN MUSHIMBA has presented the the awards in Lusaka today.Dr MUSHIMBA said the awards are out of 57 applications received by the National Science Technology Council, 14 of which were approved while government has only found money for 5 of the applicants.He explained that government is in the process of engaging other stakeholders to increase the strategic fund for researchers to find solutions to other problems that the country is facing. Post Views: 25
News Source: ZNBC

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