Southern African Institute for Policy and Research

Lameck Goma Annual Lecture

President Kaunda, Prime Minister Mr. Daniel Lisulo, and Education Minister Lameck Goma looking at an automatic electric rail made by Mr. Elias Zimba of Chizongwe Secondary School during the Jets exhibition held at Lusaka's Showground, 16 Aug 1978

President Kaunda, Prime Minister Mr. Daniel Lisulo, and Education Minister Lameck Goma looking at an automatic electric rail made by Mr. Elias Zimba of Chizongwe Secondary School during the Jets exhibition held at Lusaka’s Showground, 16 Aug 1978

SAIPAR has established the Goma Lecture Series, an Annual Lecture, in honour of the late Professor Lameck Kazembe  Haza Goma, who served with distinction as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia from 1969 to 1976.  Professor Goma was born on  April 8, 1930 in Lundazi, Zambia.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom.  He taught  zoology at Makerere University, Uganda and at the University of Ghana,  Legon, Ghana. He joined the University of Zambia at its founding in 1966.  He served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia from 1968 to 1969 and in 1969 was appointed Vice-Chancellor, becoming the first Zambian to hold the position.  Professor Goma was also  a distinguished  public servant. He served Ministry of General Education and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology under President Kenneth David Kaunda.  He passed on  January  11, 2004.

Prime Minister Elijah Mudenda officially opening the conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Libraries at University of Zambia Great East Road Campus. Some of the dignitaries from left to right are: Lusaka Province Political Secretary Mrs. Mulundika, Minister of Education Prof. Lameck Goma, Information and Broadcasting Minister Hon. Unia Mwila and Lusaka Province Cabinet Minister Hon. R. Kunda, 4 October 1976

Prime Minister Elijah Mudenda officially opening the conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Libraries at University of Zambia Great East Road Campus. Some of the dignitaries from left to right are: Lusaka Province Political Secretary Mrs. Mulundika, Minister of Education Prof. Lameck Goma, Information and Broadcasting Minister Hon. Unia Mwila and Lusaka Province Cabinet Minister Hon. R. Kunda, 4 October 1976

Professor Goma was a great scholar, an excellent researcher, and a distinguished public servant.  He displayed extraordinary leadership and worked tirelessly to build the University of Zambia.  One of Professor Goma’s lasting legacies is the Staff Development Fellowship Programme at the University of Zambia, which he established in 1970.  The programme gave many Zambians an opportunity to access higher  university education abroad and  to join the academy.

Below are some of the speeches and writings, as well as photographs of Lameck Goma. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to further explore the exemplary career and life of this extraordinary man.

Goma Address to the Seventh Graduation Ceremony of the University of Zambia

 

Lameck Goma welcomes Ramphal 1980

Lameck Goma welcomes Ramphal 1980

Professor Lameck Goma, Minister of Education presents a certificate to Mr. Resson Muchende one of the graduates in Business Administration during the graduation ceremony at Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce

Professor Lameck Goma, Minister of Education presents a certificate to Mr. Resson Muchende one of the graduates in Business Administration during the graduation ceremony at Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce

Minister of Education Prof Lameck Goma addressing the seminar on training for self-employment of School leavers at the UNZA Ridgeway Campus in Lusaka. Left is the Member of Central Committee Mr. Bob Litana.

Minister of Education Prof Lameck Goma addressing the seminar on training for self-employment of School leavers at the UNZA Ridgeway Campus in Lusaka. Left is the Member of Central Committee Mr. Bob Litana.

Portuguese Charge D'affairs Mr Vasco Valente calls on Foreign Affairs Professor  Lameck Goma (5 November 1981)

Portuguese Charge D’affairs Mr Vasco Valente calls on Foreign Affairs Professor Lameck Goma (5 November 1981)

Nicaraguan Ambassador to Zambia presenting copies of letters credency to the Foreign Minister Mr. Lameck Goma (12 June 1981).

Nicaraguan Ambassador to Zambia presenting copies of letters credency to the Foreign Minister Mr. Lameck Goma (12 June 1981).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maano alazwa amukasumbwa

Translation: "Wisdom may be found through observation of even the simplest things"

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