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Zambia Institute of Animal Health

Background

The Zambia Institute of Animal Health is the only institution in Zambia that offers a two year certificate course in animal health and production. The institute has capacity to offer two year certificate courses for laboratory and tsetse control technicians. The institute is wholly owned and fully funded by the government of the republic of Zambia.
 
Mission Statement

“To provide quality animal health and production through training in order to contribute to a healthy and sustainable animal population”
 
Objectives

To effectively impart knowledge and skills in animal health and production in order to produce competent man power for a liberalized economy.
 
Location

Zambia Institute of Animal Health is situated 6km west of Mazabuka central business district, off the Lusaka-Livingstone road. Mazabuka is situated 130km south of Lusaka city and 350km north of the tourist town of Livingstone.
 
 
Chronicle

Zambia Institute of Animal Health established in 1943 was previously known as Veterinary Training School. At that time, the institute was conducting training for African Veterinary Assistants and had a capacity for 30 students per intake, over the years this has modestly increased to a 50 students per intake. In 1970-71 training for Laboratory and Tsetse Control Assistants was introduced. These two courses were suspended in 1993. The Laboratory Assistants’ Course has since been re-introduced and 16 students are expected to graduate in 2013.
 
 
Student’s Statistics - Enrolments and Graduations 
(Laboratory Assistants and Veterinary Assistants)
 
 

YEAR

ENROLMENTS

 

TOTAL

GRADUATIONS

TOTAL

 

COURSE No.

FEMALES

MALE

 

COURSE No.

FEMALES

MALES

 

2000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2001

-

-

-

-

VA 51

7

25

32

2002

VA52

15

30

45

-

-

-

-

2003

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2004

VA 53

20

41

61

VA 52

11

23

34

2005

VA 54 (I)

36

18

54

-

-

-

-

2006

VA 54(II)

43

25

68

VA 53

9

38

47

2007

VA 55

30

15

45

VA 54 (I)

7

23

30

2008

VA 56

51

22

73

VA 54 (II)

8

34

44

2009

VA 57

18

42

67

VA 55

11

24

35

2010

VA 58

45

22

67

VA 56

14

36

50

2011

VA 59 & LA 10

28

52

80

VA 57

23

 40

63

2012

VA60, LA11

30

61

91

VA 58

14

36

50

2013

 

 

VA 59 & LA 10 due October 2013

 
 
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