School of Engineering ready for occupation

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   October 2, 2019
PIC: Part of the newly constructed School of Engineering building
The Polytechnic Management team on Monday October 1, 2019 engaged in a tour of the third newly constructed School of Engineering multistory building before the contractors handed it over to them.

The building, which was constructed by City Building and Plem Contractors, has been built under the Skills Development Project with funding from the World Bank through the Malawi government at the tune of 10million Dollars.

According to the team leader of the project, Dr Theresa Mkandawire the School of Engineering building has three floors, which comprises of 4 engineering laboratories, 2 lecture theatres, 5 classrooms, 32 offices and 2 boardrooms.

“I am satisfied with how the work has been carried out though it has not been completed in the specified time due to some challenges,” she said.

She further added that, this building will help enhance higher learning since it has high quality facilities, like offices which will accommodate a good number of staff members.

Speaking after the hand over ceremony, the Principal of Polytechnic, Professor Grant Kululanga, described the work done by the contractors as not bad though there are minor issues which needs to be fixed before the second semester commences.

In attendance were the Principal Professor Kululanga, the Vice Principal Dr Nancy Chitera, the Acting Registrar, Yamikani Chilinde, Assistant Registrar Martin Matululu, Acting ICT Director Alima Jika, members of staff and other sub contractors.


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