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NOTEC to offer legal and industrial metrology course

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Minister Yaluma making his presentation at the Country Case Study on Zambia session at the 2016 Mining Conference in Cape Town on 10th February.
Minister Yaluma

The Northern Technical College (Nortec) has become the first higher learning institution in the country to offer qualification in Legal and Industrial metrology.

This follows the formalization memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Nortec and the Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA).

Witnessing the signing of the agreement between the two institutions and hand over of the curriculum in Ndola today, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma describe the agreement as significant milestone.

Mr.Yaluma noted that quality measurements and services for innovation, sustainability is key to growing the country’s economy.

Mr.Yaluma emphasized that legal metrology services are important in industry, consumer care and protection, and merging technologies.

He explained that quality measurements’ of services depend on the level of knowledge and skills of people’s responsibility in making measurements.

He said, hence the introduction of the metrology studies will be capable of generating the knowledge and skill required.

He pointed out that the country in recent past has lacked indigenous professional training curriculum in legal and industrial metrology, a trend that compelled the agency to develop a project aimed domesticating the profession.

Effective implementation of the course shall lead well-rounded Mythologists and promote the improvement of Metrology services.

And speaking at the same event Ministry of Higher Education Acting Permanent Secretary Alex Simumba urged Nortec to sticks to standards.

Mr.Siumumba said the Ministry will support the institution in the development of the newly introduced diploma course.

He added that the Ministry will divert part of the skills development fund to the institution to finance the specialized implementation of the course to bring it to fruition for economic benefit of the country which will be attained through the human resource that will graduate.

He has since appealed to stakeholders’ involvement in the implementation of the course through donation of equipment, transfer of expertise and creation of laboratory to enable students have hands on experience.

4 COMMENTS

  1. YALUMA DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE COMTENTS OF THIS COURSE AND THIS ACTING PS SAYS THEY SHALL DIVERT FUNDS TO THIS PROGRAM YABA…DIVERT ??? DIDNT U PLAN FOR SUCH OR ITS AN EPIDEMIC THAT U NEVER PREPARED THAT NEED FUNDS DIVERSION, PLEASE FIRE THIS PS OR LET THE OWNER COME BACK QUICKLY SINCE THE MORON IS ACTING

  2. Change the name of the college as well. This is a technical college and when you bring in chikwakwa, then the term “technical” is rendered useless

  3. no wonder you are Pungwa. Metrology is technical. Careers in metrology require people with technical qualifications such as engineering.

    Other than that, technical colleges also offer non technical courses such as accounting world over

  4. no wonder you are Pungwa. Metrology is technical. Careers in metrology require people with technical qualifications such as engineering.

    Other than that, technical colleges also offer non technical courses such as accounting world over

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