And the Zambian government has hailed a Chinese enterprise for what it says is ‘transforming’ the Luanshya Skills Training Centre into the Sino-Zam College of Science and Technology which will benefit Zambian youths through various training.
Sino means China. And for sure it must be China-Zambia not Zambia-China since China is the coloniser.
The China Nonferrous Metals Company Luanshya Copper Mine (CLM) has predicted a positive growth at its Luanshya Copper Mine on the Copperbelt province indicating increased copper production and hopes for more job opportunities for the locals.
Commissioning the modernized and upgraded Sino-Zam College of Science and Technology in Luanshya on Friday, Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba said the Zambian government is happy with the China Nonferrous Metals Company’s move to invest in the empowerment of youths with training which place them in a better position to contribute to national development.
At the new upgraded college, the number of students has been increased from 140 to 260 while the number of lecturers has also increased from 14 to 26 offering 11 different courses.
“The new upgraded college is now a model training center offering various professional training using modern technology and state-of-the-art equipment,” he said.
The modernized and upgraded college will now have training and accommodation facilities to cater for more students and lecturers.
Mushimba is happy that Chinese enterprises were supplementing the Zambian government’s efforts to improve the learning standards in Zambia.
A total of eight vocational colleges from China have partnered with Sino-Zam College of Science and Technology by offering training in various courses after entering into an agreement for a pilot vocational training package which would in future culminate into offering undergraduate and post graduate degree courses to the locals.