Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce set to open campus in  Isoka district



Evelyn Hone College Principal Daniel Fwambo says his institute will  open its first ever campus in Isoka District of Northern province early next year, 2016 .


Mr. Fwambo says the new Isoka campus is set to be fully operational next year beginning with the economically viable programme called Environmental Health  which has been offered at its main campus in Lusaka’s main business district.


ZANIS reports from Ndola that  the Evelyn Hone College Principal disclosed this at the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Vocation training Stand at this year’s 51 Zambia international Trade Fair, yesterday.


The Principal said the Lusaka Campus was designed to accommodate only 3,000 students but the demand has swelled to 7,000 which has create pressure for accommodation for students, lecture theatre facilities and training materials.


Mr. Fwambo further indicated that the Isoka Campus will absorb the extra numbers  of students so that  similar training facilities provided at the Lusaka Campus will be replicated at the Isoka Campus.


“ The opening of the  EHC Isoka Campus will reduce the cultural shock of students coming from rural areas into the city and unnecessary exposure to a totally different style of life which puts most rural female students at risk for economic abuse by those who are economically privileged, “ he said.


The Principal added that the setting up of the Campus in Isoka will also reduce on transport costs for the rural students desiring to pursue courses that the college .


Mr. Fwambo explained that the 2016 environmental health courses are tailored to kick start the operationalization of the programmes as others will be introduced as the infrastructure at the new campus expands.


And a School leaver from Muchinga Province found within the Trade Fair grounds Edgar Kabwita said he looks forward to  enroll in the said  programme closer to his home town.


Mr. Kabwita  said the environmental health courses were relevant on the labour market because the demand is high in rural areas.


He said it will also help the rural school leavers to access training within the rural set up and after training to be deployed to rural areas without serious mental adjustments for rural challenges of life.