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Counselling:
The college offers a counselling service and will assist and advise students on matters regarding their current or future studies and on their career development. Welfare support and counselling is available for students who want additional help in settling in, or need guidance in personal matters.

Career Advise:
At CUST we have developed valuable relationships with members of the Zambian business community. As students you will have the chance to interact with these professionals in a series of career seminars and workshops. Our visiting speakers will offer their  ‘insiders view’ of modern management in Zambia today. Apart from giving you a valuable insight into the world of top management, these seminars and workshops will offer you a chance to gain invaluable career advice from men and women with ‘real-world’ experience.

Doctor:
Students are urged to contact any available member of the CUST administration if they feel that they need immediate medical attention. Students should not hesitate to inform staff if they need medical assistance.

About Zambia:
Zambia like other African countries celebrated the day of the African University and various speakers at the occasion aptly restated the importance of tertiary education. It is now a well-worn cliché' that for any country to develop, it must have policies and an education system tailored to advance society in various areas of human endeavour.

Zambia like many African countries has long recognised this, but had been grappling to attain a fully-fledged tertiary education system that is responsive to its development goals. Of late, there has been a proliferation of privately owned tertiary institutions run by the private sector and some have taken on this task very well.

This is especially so in the business management and humanities and social science courses where some institutions match and sometimes surpass international standards. It is in the technical areas where performance has been less than satisfactory largely because of the scope of financial investment needed to bring up decent infrastructure. A shortage of the rightly qualified manpower has also added to below par performance.

This situation calls for a change of mindset especially from the public. They must realise that quality education needs to be paid for and for as long as those who can afford are reluctant to do so, progress in this area will be slow. The point being made is that, for Zambia to attain development through an appropriate educations system, massive investment is required