School of Mathematics and Science Education

About the School

The School of Mathematics and Science Education as provided for under the organizational structure of Chalimbana University. It responds to National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), a statutory body through which the Government of the republic of Zambia directs policy on the development and application of science and technology in the country. The statutory instrument was established by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997. The Seventh National Development plan (2017) report that Zambia despite being endowed with mineral resources, wildlife, rivers, good soil, flora and fauna, yet is characterized by low industrialization, low beneficiation from the rich natural resources, weak diversification and the high levels of poverty. Therefore, the creation of the School of Mathematics and Science Education at Chalimbana University will help harness these potentials.
The School of Mathematics and Science Education endeavors to:

  1. Training mathematics and science teachers to meet the demand at primary, junior and senior secondary school levels. Mathematics and science teachers are in high demand due national shortage of qualified teachers within these fields.
  2. Train skilled professional personnel in various fields such as Agriculture and other related fields.
  3. Train laboratory technicians to provide technical support in school laboratories and industry so as to improve efficiency and results. So far, most schools either have no laboratory technicians or have untrained personnel

Programmes Offered

The school is currently offering the following programs:

  1. Bachelor of Science with Education
  2. Bachelor of Agriculture Science with Education
  3. Diploma in Laboratory Technician

Minimum Entry Requirements

Five (5) O-Level credits or better; these must include English Language and Mathematics.

Course Duration

The course study shall be completed in a period of four (years). You can pursue the course under: Full-Time or Long Distance learning.