University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Stephen Simukanga has appealed for support towards the institution in order for it to stand as a centre of excellence in higher education.
Professor Simukanga said UNZA needs support in a number of areas, such as rehabilitation of laboratories and lecture rooms.
He said the university also needs support in staff development through scholarships.
Professor Simukanga said the university library is also an area of concern, apart from staff exchange programmes.
Professor Simukanga was speaking when United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -UNESCO-Director General Irina Bokova toured UNZA Monday afternoon.
And Ms Bokova says she is impressed with facilities at the institution, and stands ready to assist in any way possible.
The facilities on her familiarization tour included the Centre for Information and Communication Technology, as well as the University library.