EVELYN Hone College of Applied Arts and Science has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Binary University of Malaysia to start offering honors degree in various business courses.
Signing on behalf of the college, Evelyn Hone College principal Daniel Fwambo said the college had been offering training at certificate and diploma levels since 1963 when it first opened its doors to the public.
Mr Fwambo explained that over the years, attempts had been made to introduce higher qualifications as part of the college’s enhanced reputational capital and as a way of contributing to the nation’s qualified and competent human resource.
He said under the 2013/2017 strategic plan approved by Government, the college is expected to transform into a higher awarding institution offering technological or equivalent degrees, in addition to diplomas.
‘’This transformation, however, could not take off earlier until we were sure of the minimum systems that support higher qualified and competent human capital resource. The other is the equipment and infrastructure. I am pleased to inform the nation that we are now good to go,’’ said Fwambo.
He said the degree courses that will be offered include Bachelor of Arts honors degree in accounting, Bachelor of Arts honors degree in business management, Bachelor of Arts honors degree in computer science technology and Bachelor of Arts honors degree in marketing.
He said the target group for such degrees would be those candidates that would have graduated with a minimum diploma from the Evelyn Hone College or critically evaluated equivalents.
He was pleased that Binary University will extend its training portfolio to members of the teaching and other support staff for them to undergo masters and PhD qualifications, while performing other duties at the
Binary University director of business development and international collaborations, Gilbert Alvin, said that his institution was happy to partner with EHC to offer degree programmes.
He said the degrees to be offered at Evelyn Hone are the same as those offered in Malaysia.
Mr. Alvin also thanked the Zambian Government for providing an enabling environment and policies which made it possible for the two institutions to partner in offering first class trainings.
He revealed that Binary University will offer 50 percent scholarships for Evelyn Hone staff to pursue masters and PhDs qualifications at Binary
And EHC acting board chairperson Kelvis Kasonkomona said the vision of the college was to be an institute of preferred choice for training in applied arts, commerce, science and technology.