The United States Agency for International Development (USaid) through the SSDI-Communication project has made a donation of various audiovisual equipment worth K7 million to Chancellor College in Zomba.
The donation aims at supporting the teaching and learning of undergraduate and graduate studies in communication-related programmes at the tertiary institution.
The equipment comprised of state-of-the-art video cameras, microphones, digital mixers, recorders, studio monitors, among other items.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSDI) communication chief of party Fayyaz Khan said the equipment has been procured as part of the objective to build capacity of key national institutional partners in planning and delivery of social behavior change programmes.
“This is objective is in recognition of the need for more well-trained communication experts who can work in the health communication field to ensure development and implementation of high quality programmes that will lead to behavior change and improved health-seeking practices amongst Malawians,” he said.
In his remarks, the college’s principal professor Chris Kamlongera hinted that Chancellor College intends to open an audio-visual on campus studio where undergraduate and graduate students from
communication-related courses will gain skills and hands-on experience in production of television or video programmes and other related products.
“Chancellor College contributes to the realization of the university’s vision of to advance knowledge and promotion of wisdom and understanding by engaging in teaching, research, consultancy, and
outreach thereby preserving the responsive needs of Malawi and the world,” said Kamlongera.