Malawi first engineering professor: Grant Kululanga

Malawi Polytechnic Principal Grant Kululanga, of a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima) will on Thursday be unveiled as first Malawian professor in engineering circles.

Malawian first engineering  professer: Kukulanga

Malawian first engineering professer: Kukulanga

He will also deliver inaugural lecture which will dwell on much challenges stifling engineering profession and the way forward.

Kululanda, who two years ago received a Gold medal in the World Register of outstanding scientists of the 21st Century for contribution to the world of science Socrates Committee, said with population growth, engineering could help offer solutions to challenges of housing and unemployment.

“Countries like Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore have made great strides in their economy courtesy of products of engineering profession.

“Going ahead apart from training personnel in the sector, we want the country to harness the skills and begin to use them towards meeting some of the challenges being faced,” said Kululanga.

Kululanga holds among others a doctorate in civil engineering from the United Kingdom based Loughborough University in 1996 and also a master’s degree from the same institution.

He has served in the academic circles for the 23 years in various roles that include being head of civil engineering department, dean of the school of engineering and later vice principal before becoming principal.

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geoffrey chisale
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we hve profas yes what do they do to pull their fellows with their guts? We need pple who can pass on knowledge they have attained.

The Governor
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I stand to be corrected. I thought the Polytechnic had professor Ngaiyaye in electrical engineering and electronics. This is the first one in the field

manruga
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come on guys, why are you trying to discredit the professor . he worked for it and he rightfully deserves it. give praise where it is due. discrediting others won’t make you any better

CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT
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For one to be awarded a professorship all they need is to publish their work/research in reputable journals; at least in some cases. In the health sciences there are so many things that can be studied and published, so there are more professors in medicine than, say, in the mathematical sciences. Come to think of it; you would need to be an exceptional genius to introduce a new & simpler way of solving ordinary differential equations if you were a mathematician. Another issue, educational attainment and innovation are different things. Anyone can be an inventor regardless of their education: sometimes… Read more »
NTABA NEPHEW
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hhahah professor on paper not admirable coz those village guys can lead better than those calling themselves prof. proof /show us what you have done than when u get the paper. it is put under ur suite case. how can it work? Mijiba ndimonga kasungu boy who innovated water pump deserves that paper not zinazi kufuna fame basi

Mutu Umodzi
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Iweyo yako degree ili kuti? Ungonyoza anzako koma iwe udakanunkhabe utaka. Show us your credentials and then talk, yes, some sense next time.

golo
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congrats are in order. you have spent years perfecting your art in this field of civil engineering. I hope the Govt will one day use you to greater effect in how our road designs, dam building with the greenbelt initiative in mind can be enhanced. This is grat and you deserve the accolade. Ndizolowera mkalasi izi osat zopasidwa pa manja kungofuna title yotchukirapo

Saiti juma
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kuteleko aziphunzitsabe!

Imraan Sadick
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2019 tinva akuyimira u MP kudera lakwawo
Studying just because there’s was an opportunity to study not with passion

SAD UNIMA GRADUATE
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I refuse to celebrate a civil engineer, whether professor or village amateur, if the country cannot do a basic thing like provide water to its commercial city. Dont tell me we have cevil engineers when tarmarc roads are a luxury. This to me is just another sorry headline in this sorry country. Professor? Of what? What has he done aside from passing exams and drawing a few diagrams? Take a leaf from guys like Jack Mapanje and Steven Chimombo- Professors in English- attested by their novels, poetry and many remarkable literary works. Anybody in this country who knows law, education,economics… Read more »
Mutu Umodzi
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Iweyo wapanga chani cha mzeru choti anthu kukuombwera mmanja? What have you done for your country? Bola anzako anaphunzira koma iwe kwako kunyoza. Ukhala savage basi.

KING SOLOMONS WISDOM
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HATS OFF TO U.BUT WHY SHUD WE IMPORT TREDDLE PUMPS FROM INDIA WHEN EVEN A PRIMARY SCHOOL BOY KNOWS THE MECHANISM?

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