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K446 million technical college to enroll 160

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By Serah Makondetsa:

Ida Chilebwe Technical College in Chiradzulu District, which President Peter Mutharika will officially open Thursday, will enroll 160 students.

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Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) Board Chairperson, Gilbert Chilinde, said this during an inspection exercise Labour Minister Francis Kasaila conducted earlier this week.

Chilinde said the college would facilitate the acquisition of skills in the district.

“We are happy that completion of this college has been completed. Community members from this district will be equipped with various skills. This college will be offering at least eight courses, including welding, bricklaying, tailoring and fashion designs, carpentry and joinery and plumbing and motorcycle mechanics just to mention a few,” he said.

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Kasaila said the government would make sure that every district has a college.

“It is the hope of the President to have a technical college in every district. We want to make sure that this vision is realised by next year. We want the youth to be well equipped with skills and, as such, we will help improve people’s lives,” Kasaila said.

Ida Chilembwe Technical College has been built to a tune of K446 million.

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