Chipata College of Education hit with classroom and accommodation problem.

Chipata College of Education has continued reducing the number of students being enrolled.
This is due to continued serious challenge of accommodation and classroom space at the training institution.
A check by Breeze News revealed that a total of 177 students have been selected for the 2013-2015 intake, out of more than 1,500 applicants who attended the interviews in August, this year.
In 2010 the institution selected over 300 students while the number reduced in 2011 to 245.
Acting College Principal, Malizani Tembo, says a total of 88 female and 89 males have been selected to start the teaching training in January, 2013.
Mr. Tembo says the lack of accommodation and classroom spaces has resulted into qualified youths not being given the chance to train as teachers.
Mr. Tembo explained that there is urgent need to improve on infrastructure development, if the institution is to be addressed.
The college has 11 classrooms against 21 classes of students, and this is forcing the college to use science laboratories and other buildings as classrooms.
And a room which is supposed to accommodate four students is now being occupied by six students.

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