TEVETA Donates 15,000 Face Masks to Ngara Technical College
TEVET Authority has bailed out Ngara Community Technical College in Karonga with 15,000 face masks for preventing the spread of the novel Coronavirus, amid fears the students are at high risk of contracting diseases such as Cholera.
The Colleges Principal Gleen Nyirongo says the provision of face masks will go a long way in protecting the students from further spread of the COVID 19.
Mr Nyirongo however pointed out that students at the institution are at high risk of contracting waterborne diseases such as cholera due to lack of an alternative reliable water source as the college depends on untreated water from lake Malawi.
The College Principal then appealed to government and other stakeholders in the education sector to consider increasing teaching infrastructure saying due to shortage of space they are forced to use workshops for training students.
"We are asking government to swiftly intervene by addressing challenges the institution is facing in order to improve quality delivery of education," said Nyirongo.
On his part, TEVETA Vice-Board Chairperson Davie Ngulinga said the provision of face masks to technical colleges is aimed at supporting government efforts in enhancing preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic.
"Let me encourage students in technical colleges to use the available resources in production of personal protective equipment if the deadly disease is to be contained," said Ngulinga.
District Commissioner for Karonga Paul Kalilombe urged government to harness the skills that young people have acquired in a bid to improve people’s livelihoods.
Ngara Community Technical College has an enrollment rate of 130 students with six trades being offered at the institution since its inception in 2015.
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