The Ministry of General Education in Eastern Province says it has received a good number of applicants wanting to set up private schools, colleges and Universities in Chipata City.
Provincial Education Officer, Allan Lingambe told Breeze News that this follows the declaration of Chipata as a City.
Dr. Lingambe says his office is overwhelmed with the response from people as it will increase learning facilities in Chipata whose population is expected to increase with its new City status.
Dr Lingambe says this shows that people are willing to bring development in the city of Chipata.
He says the idea of setting up new schools, universities and colleges is a welcome move as it will assist in providing adequate school places for the learners.
Dr. Lingambe says what is required is land to be provided to the people willing to build learning facilities in Chipata city.