The Development Aid from People to People (Dapp) teachersâ€™ training college (TTC) under construction in Mzimba is taking shape, raising hopes that the college could open its doors by September this year.
The TTC is being funded by the Government of Finland through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The TTC is located in the area of Inkosana Mtaja Chavula, about 15 kilometres from Mzimba boma.
Upon completion, the college is expected to accommodate 250 trainee teachers who will enrol for a two-and-a-half year teaching course.
Speaking during a sensitisation meeting for chiefs and other influential community leaders on Friday, Dapp projects officer Dominic Nali said construction of the college is going on smoothly and they expect to start operations by September this year.
Nali said so far construction of the kitchen, administration block and two hostels are at an advanced stage and hopes that the college will open with 64 trainees by September this year.
Speaking during the same meeting, primary education adviser (PEA) for Chasato Zone, Juliet Jere, commended chiefs in the area for donating 27 hectares towards the construction of the TTC.
Jere also hailed the TTC project which she said will help produce teachers who will be working in rural primary schools currently facing acute teacher shortages.
Dapp also owns Chilangoma TTC in Blantyre, Amalika TTC in Thyolo and Dowa TTC.