Lilongwe Technical College, one of the biggest in the country is a beneficiary of the project. It has been provided with 2 new workshop buildings and equipment for 4 different trades, namely; Welding and Fabrications, Plumbing, Renewable Energy and Instrumentation Engineering.
An approximate budget of 2 million euros was used to supply very high quality equipment in both the new workshops and old workshops. Says principal Suzgika Mvalo, it’s very important that the EU has made this investment because most of our workshops had obsolete equipment. When the students would graduate they were not able to operate the equipment being used in industry.
Along with the equipment will come training, to ensure the teachers know how to operate the more sophisticated equipment and also to familiarise them with the updated curriculum, including some new course modules, such as entrepreneurship and health and safety.
Says Mr Mvalo, “The students are excited to be using the equipment”.