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Poly partners with EGENCO

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 9, 2020
PIC: Liabunya and Prof Kululanga after signing the MoU
University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with the Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited, (EGENCO) on Research and Skills development project which will run for three years.

This auspicious ceremony took place at the Polytechnic Main Boardroom on Friday November 6, 2020.

As part of its strategic corporate social responsibility, EGENCO commits to sponsor students' education (fees and upkeep) in various fields of study based on merit under the Student Education Sponsorship.

The core values include; Research and consultancy activities, Joint participation in Project development, Industrial visits and student attachments Internship. 

In his remarks, the Principal of the Polytechnic Professor Grant Kululanga explained that the partnership which has been ventured into between these two parties will benefit not only students but also some members of staff.

“This relationship will enable students to have internship experience before finishing their studies but also lecturers will go for externship in order to increase knowledge on hands on, which they will impart to the students,” he said.

Professor Kululanga added that other opportunities like research and skills development, consultancy will be adhered to by both parties for the betterment of the economy of the country.

The Chief Executive officer for EGENCO Engineer William Liabunya highlighted that their main focus is to encourage female students to venture into engineering which he said at the moment there are only a few qualified ones in the industry.

“This MoU has become necessary because we have realized that times are changing hence, we need to change our ways of doing things in the areas of research and technology. The number of female engineers in Malawi is below the 40-60 target hence our involvement in the sponsorship and internship,” Liabunya added.

 

 

 

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