Cavendish University Zambia celebrates the success of its Law Graduates At an event held on Wednesday, June 15th, Cavendish University celebrated its Law School graduates for passing the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) examination and being called to the Bar. A total of 28 Cavendish Law Graduates have been admitted to the Bar, including 19 this year.
The celebration took place at Cavendish University's new campus located on the corner of Great North and Washama road, in Lusaka. On hand to greet and congratulate the law graduates were Dr. Overs Banda, Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Mutale Musonda, Cavendish University's recently appointed Vice Chancellor, Mr. Tresphord Matente, Dean of the Law Faculty and ZIALE Director, Mr Joseph Chibuye. Serving as host and Master of Ceremony was Barnabas Bwalya, Assistant Dean of the Law Faculty.
"This is a remarkable achievement indeed," commented the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mutale Musonda. "Our contribution to educating our young people is now showing and we are very proud of the calibre of our graduates."
A visibly elated Professor Musonda was also happy that Cavendish University was fully playing its role of helping the country to plug the shortfall for well-trained lawyers. For many years Zambia has experienced limited facilities to train lawyers and this impacted negatively on the country's efforts to avail quality legal resources and to deliver adequate resources to the population.
During his remarks ZIALE Director, Mr. Chibuye, commended the performance of the Cavendish University law graduates. Mr. Chibuye said that the recent high performance at ZIALE by the law graduates from Cavendish University was testimony that: "If you work hard, you get the required results." He further said that ZIALE is a necessary filter to ensure that only the best law graduates are called to the Bar, to serve the country diligently. The recently admitted students are prepared to do just that.
Cavendish University Council Chairman and Senior Counsel, Dr. Overs Banda, also offered words of counsel. Dr. Banda gave his perspective of the development of law schools in Zambia and the laws governing it. He was happy with the calibre of the graduates and urged them to also consider getting involved in the total effort to move Cavendish University's law programme to even greater heights by tutoring and mentoring its current law students.
Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) was registered in 2014 CAP136, of the Laws of Zambia for the purpose of providing University Education. Cavendish University is fully registered with the Zambian Higher Education Authority (HEA) in accordance with provisions of the Higher Education Act number 4 of 2013 Part VII forty eight. Cavendish University has four Faculties, namely, Business, Finance and Management; Law; Arts, Education and Social Sciences; and Medicine. Cavendish University is a student-centred university that is committed to its mission, which is to increase access to high quality education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens.