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Sampa calls for more teachers health workers

MATERO Member of Parliament Miles Sampa addresses residents of Lusaka’s Zigalume Township when he donated to women clubs in his constituency on Tuesday. – Picture by CHANDA MWENYA.

By SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA
MORE teachers and health personnel need to be trained to meet the nation’s demand, says Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa.
He said government is encouraging more people to be trained in the two professions as it plans to fulfill its vision of developing the education and health sectors throughout the country.
Mr Sampa who is also Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry was speaking when he officiated at the launch of the education and health training programmes and the commissioning of a building worth K2.3 million at Eden Institute in Lusaka on Friday.
He said the training of teachers for the early childhood, primary, secondary and the training of environmental health workers is a collective effort of Eden Institute and the universities to which the institution is affiliated in line with government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy.
“An affiliate college is supposed to operate according to regulations and requirements of the universities to which it is affiliated and government guidelines and standards through which Rusangu and the University of Zambia (UNZA) strictly adhere to. Government will do all it can to help you realise this ambition. I’m also delighted to hear that arrangements to open a nursing training programme have reached an advanced stage,”he said.
Mr Sampa commended the institute in its process of constructing more lecture rooms, the laboratory and hostels for students adding that it is very crucial in meeting the demands of well qualified human resource.
Speaking earlier Eden Institute director Kelvin Kaunda implored Mr Sampa to consider upgrading the tributary road to bituminous standard before the rain season as the road gets flooded.
Mr Kaunda also appealed to the Ministry of Education to consider his institute in the fast track in-service programme for the upgrading of teachers in government to degree level since it also runs degree programmes.

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