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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :