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Kuhes to Accommodate About 3, 300 Students By 2030

Dr Kumwenda - we are looking at a public private partnership program Dr Kumwenda - we are looking at a public private partnership program - pic by Mathias Mkupasha

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) has disclosed plans to construct more hostels to accommodate about 3, 300 students by 2030 as one way of alleviating some of the challenges hindering quality of education.

KUHeS Acting Director of Student Affairs Dr Benjamin Kumwenda says they will partner with other companies in order to realise the dream.

“We are looking at a public private partnership program and in Lilongwe we have constructed one hostel under this program which has capacity to accommodate 150 students. Our aim is to accommodate all students on campus by 2030 to address the challenge of accommodation,’’ Dr Kumwenda said.

He said this on Thursday in Blantyre when briefing the journalists on the day of the African Child Fundraisers report which indicated that over two hundred students have benefitted in terms of accommodation and full scholarship from close to K30 million the university solicited in a cocktail fundraising which was held on 6th June, 2022.

Meanwhile the Libertas General Insurance Sales and Marketing Manager Tisunge Chirwa says their company, which sponsored the 6th June cocktail fundraising at Amaryllis Hotel Blantyre, is geared to support needy students as one way of demonstrating corporate social responsibility.

“We are looking forward to working with them (Kamuzu University of Health Sciences) in other sponsorships,” said Chirwa.

Currently the university is accommodating 1150 students out of 3300 students.

(By Mathias Mkupasha)

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