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Familiarization tour by UNIMA council chair

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   March 26, 2019
PIC: Delegates pose for a photo before the tour
The University of Malawi (UNIMA) Council Chairman Reverend Dr Billy Gama, on Monday March 25, engaged on a familiarization tour on the facilities at the Polytechnic in readiness for the delinking from UNIMA.

Speaking after tour, the principal for the Polytechnic Professor Grant Kululanga thanked the council chair for his presence and effort to come back after barely three weeks when he explored the newly constructed infrastructures.

“We commend you for coming to see for yourself and council members, what we do here at Polytechnic including the facilities that we have on this institution,”Kululanga said.

The facilities that were toured from the main campus were; the Polytechnic Library, the Design studio and the Civil and Mechanical engineering laboratories.

While at the Chichiri campus they visited the Gaka radio station, the Innovation hub and the architectural facilities.

In his remarks, Reverend Dr Billy Gama observed that the Polytechnic once it officially becomes Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) will be one of the best Universities in the country.

“What I have seen today, the Polytechnic has more opportunities than most Universities in the country. This is because of the nature of the programs offered like entrepreneurship, industrial relations and marketing among others, which are valuable to the industry,” Gama said.

He further assured the delegates that the bill that has been passed at the parliament for the delinking of Polytechnic from UNIMA to become MUBAS will not affect their jobs in a negative way, rather will create more opportunities for both staff members and students.

Dr Gama encouraged the delegates to venture in research and public lectures in order to share to the world the development policies. He quoted the late South African President Nelson Mandela who said ‘the most important powerful weapon for change is education.’

The delegates comprised of the Polytechnic Principal Professor Grant Kululanga, the Vice Principal Dr Nancy Chitera, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments and other members of staff.

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