The Ministry of Higher Education says it is confident that China Energy Engineering Group will complete the construction of the Fredrick Titus Chiluba (FTJ) University in Luapula within the contracted 24 months period.
Ministry Spokesperson Kawanda Chiselwa told ZANIS in Mansa yesterday that the Ministry is confident that the contractor will perform to government’s expectations and deliver the project on schedule.
Ms. Kawanda says the $132 Million FTJ University project which is expected to commence this year will be constructed in Mansa.
She notes that her Ministry is pleased that the project is finally taking off following its launch in 2013.
Ms. Kawanda explains that the delays in the implementation of the project have been due to a few logistical challenges which have since been sorted out.
She says the development plans and drawings for the project have since been made available.
Ms Kawanda says the project is expected to be re-launched by President Edgar Lungu on the dates to be confirmed.
She notes that the construction of the FTJ University in Luapula Province will offer school leavers quality education within their proximity.
Ms. Kawanda observes that fighting for limited places in the few public universities has most the times discouraged children who have performed well at grade 12.