THE University of Zambia has commenced the construction of two modern lecture theatres each with a sitting capacity of 350 at a cost of K27.3 million.

In a statement released by University of Zambia Spokesperson Brenda Bukowa, the two lecture theatres are being constructed from the funds internally generated by management.

And UNZA Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba has reaffirmed Management’s commitment to addressing infrastructure challenges the university is facing including issues around student accommodation.

Mumba said as part of management’s effort in addressing the student accommodation challenges, the university commissioned the construction of bunk beds in 2018.

He said the university has set a target of producing 1,674 bunk beds at a cost of K5 million of which so far the university has installed 450 bunk beds.

The Vice Chancellor added that the university has made some noteworthy achievements in infrastructure development that include the construction and refurbishment of the Special Needs Education Centre at the School of Education at a total cost of K7 million with the financial support of the Christian Blind Mission in Germany and the construction of the School of Public Health Lecture Theatre at a total cost of US$1 million with the financial support from the United States Government through the Department of Defense and the Centre for Disease Control.