The Cooperbelt University ( CBU ) is set to set up a campus in Mpika District , Muchinga Province.

The CBU Mpika campus will solely provide training in railway technology and engineering programmes.

A memorundum of understanding the University and Tanzania – Zambia Railway Authority ( TAZARA ) is , to this effect, scheduled to be signed tomorrow.

ZANIS reports that TAZARA head of Public Relations, Conrad Simuchile confirmed the development, in an interview today.

Mr. Simuchile explained that the MoU will allow the two parties to establish a joint training facility for the delivery of CBU engineering programmes.

He says the MoU is aimed at establishing a partnership to provide practical training and carrying out research development in areas of interest.

The ceremony will be held at TAZARA Regional Offices in Mpika.

In the partnership , CBU students will have access to TAZARA’s vast engineering workshops.

He says the partnership will provide an opportunity for the two institutions to contribute to national development through provision of skilled manpower, which he says is a catalyst for the growth of the national economy.

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  1. Lets hope this will benefit the youth and expand the capacity of the University to offer engineering skills to the needy.

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    • What’s so special about this animal called Muchinga? where is the so called Robert Makasa university? (Muchinga)…….again another campus in Mpika (Muchinga)… Oh my God what nonsense is this? when are you going to do the same with the other 9 provinces? PF learn to share the national cake equally in fact 75% of the resources you are using in developing Muchinga are coming from Northwesten Province (Kalumbila, Lumwana and Kansanshi mines) its not a secret. When are the people of Northwestern going to enjoy the fruits of their land… PF you’re cursed i mean you are cursed with a curse

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  2. A campus teaching only railway engineering? May be they mean placement of students at TAZARA for training purposes. Not campus!

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  3. Busy opening up campuses when CBU main campus at Jambo drive lay in ruins with inadequate staff offices and no equipment and reagents in the students labs, when a fish rots, it starts from the head and one wonders just how a failed vc could be given another contract for mutilating the institution

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