- 500 beds hostels
- Filling Station
- 4 lecture theatres
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has embarked on a multimillion dollar infrastructure development projects aimed at fully autonomizing the college Nyasa Times can reveal.
Among others, Luanar has constructed a modern filling station which will be run by Puma.
Luanar Vice Chancellor, Professor George Kanyama Phiri said:”Our vision is to see to it that Luanar is self reliant as you are aware that government has great responsibilities so we don’t want to be begging each and every time whenever we have something to undertake.”.
Apart from modern filling station , Luanar is also building four 150 capacity lecture theaters which will help the university provide good and conducive learning environment.
“As you are aware that the university was using a marquee as its lecture theatre all that will be the history,” said Professor Phiri.
Apart from lecture theatres and filling station, the university is also building two hostels one for female students only and the other one for both male and female.
“We are building these hostels, the other one is a 212 beds facility for female students because most of them were renting in nearby villages but now all that will be history,” he said,
Kanyama said apart from 212 beds hostel which is being constructed with funding from Norway, Luanar is has also built 250 beds hostel with funds which are generated internally.
The University has also drilled 3 boreholes which will be fitted with solar panels and 450M3 each.
“Luanar had initial capacity of 1,000 students but the enrolment has since jumped to 4,500 students, this has created pressure on resources such as water this is the reason that we have upscaled the water facility,” Said Professor Phiri.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Deans of faculties , Dr Patsani Kumambala says the construction of new hostels and lecture theatre will help to improve quality of education at the university.
“The learning environment was not conducive since the marquee which was being used as a lecture theatre was very hot and on top of that students will not be walking long distances from rent, ” said Kumambala.
Luanar has four faculties; these include; Agriculture, Development studies, natural resources, human and natural resources.
The university was opened in 1967 as Bunda College of agriculture, a constituency college of the university of Malawi and devolved from Unima in 2012.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :