Speaking during the inauguration of the Board of Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka today, Dr. Phiri says Zambia has various support coming from countries like Russia, China, Algeria, Morocco among others and that management of Evelyn Hone College can take advantage of this.
Dr. Phiri says since the inception of the college, it has continued to record high enrollment figures, with the population of both full-time and part-time students standing at six thousand three hundred (6, 300) as at 31st December, 2013.
Dr. Phiri says the college possesses great potential for developing and delivering skills training programmes to meet both the social and economic demands of the society.
He adds that despite scoring achievement in certain areas, the college faces a number of challenges which include the accumulated debt to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) which was accrued during 2000 to 2005 when the college was being transformed into a new governance structure.
Dr. Phiri furthermore adds inadequate and old training equipment in some programmes, especially in health sciences is another challenge the institution is facing despite the increase in demand for training in health sciences.
The Board Members include; Namwandi Ndhlovu from Law Association of Zambia, Dr. Fastone Goma from UNZA, Mulimba Yasini from Lusaka City Council, Patson Phiri from Press Association of Zambia, Cholwe Kasonkomona from Economics Association of Zambia and Alex Simumba director of Vocational Educational Training.