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Master’s Degree students in Sustainable and Energy Studies Tours MEGA Plantation

News   Pangano Baluwa   September 17, 2022
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For quite a while, stakeholders have criticized Public Universities for producing theory based Graduates in view of this, the department of Energy Engineering at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Science organized a tour for Post Graduate studies in Master of Science in Sustainable and Energy Studies at Mulanje Electricity Generation Agency on 9th September 2022.

The aim was to create exposure to students on the technical aspects as well providing recommendations to the challenges faced by the renewable Energy Industry. 

The students toured MEGA offices and were received by Arnold Kaziphale Project Coordinator who gave a detailed origin of MEGA, its roles and objectives as well as some of the challenges faced by the Electricity Generation Power Institution. 

The students then made a visit to the plant station side in Bondo Community to appreciate the technicalities involved in the generation of electricity to the community as well as challenges faced, the students were also given a chance to ask questions as well as recommendations to the technicians. 

In his remarks leader of delegation and lecturer in Electrical engineering department Joseph Phiri said “the purpose of the visit, was to expose students on what is happening in sustainable energy students, he further said that the tour will help students with technical skills as well as coming up with recommendations on their upcoming research studies”.

On her part Sithembile   student studying Master of Science in Sustainable Energy hailed the relevance of the tour as students have been given a chance to appreciate on how the hydropower plant generates power, “as students whatever we have seen here it’s something that we learnt in class but we needed to appreciate the practical side of it, the visit will also give us a chance of providing recommendations on challenges faced in energy industry Sithembile said. 

 

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