University Of Zambia To Train Students To Become Witches In safeguarding the cultural heritage of Zambians, the University of Zambia has developed a degree programme to train students in witchcraft following the grant of US$340,000 from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The training in what is referred to as Intangible Cultural Heritage will commence with the first intake comprising of 20 students.

The Zambia National Commission for UNESCO has explained that Intangible Heritage comprises of practices such as Witchcraft, Social Practices such as expression through music, Knowledge, skills as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and rituals.

Zambia National Commission for UNESCO Secretary-General Dr. Charles Ndakala spoke to Journalists on the sidelines of a five days’ workshop for the orientation of UNZA Lecturers on Intangible Culture Heritage, said despite efforts in safeguarding cultural heritage, there are cases of destruction of priceless culture heritage in certain countries which threatens traditions and customs.