Vice President of Malawi Tours Poly

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   December 16, 2020
PIC: Dr Chitera and Dr Chilima during the tour
The Vice President of Malawi, who is also the Minister of Economic Planning Development and Public Reforms, Right Honourable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, on Tuesday December 15, 2020 led a campus tour of the newly constructed infrastructure and renovations at the Polytechnic.

Upon completion, the Acting Principal Dr Nancy Chitera made a presentation on all new buildings which have been constructed, those that are being renovated and the architectural design of the expected buildings of the whole Polytechnic campus to be built.

Dr Chitera highlighted that the idea of constructing these new infrastructures came about in order to increase intake and offer good quality education to the students there by maintaining the vision of being a center of excellence.

“The increase in faculties and departments led to the increase of programmes being offered, hence it has led to the expansion of directorates which has put pressure on the classroom, library and accommodation space among students and staff members,” said Dr Chitera.

In his remarks, Dr Chilima explained that the aim of the visit was to have a clear vision of marrying what is on paper and what is on the ground so that there should be transparency when the government is giving out funding for various projects.

Dr Chilima also commended the prospective new campus design and has pledged support of the project which he said is going to be a beautiful state of the art building which is essential for the development of the country.

The new structures are; the School of Engineering, the WET building, the ICT/ODEL building, and the Kapeni hostel which is being renovated.

Also present were the Deputy Minister of Education, UNIMA Council chair Professors Jack Wilima, Alfred Mtenje, University Registrar; Dr Wokomaatani Malunga, government officials and members of staff.



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