Students in the Faculty of Science will benefit from more practical sessions, thanks to the United States (US)-based Seeding Labs’ project which has awarded the College laboratory items – equipment and consumables.

The College has just received 258 laboratory items which are expected to boost the teaching of sciences subjects. The equipment is the result of the award.

The equipment are a great relief to lecturers and students who were struggling to make ends meet amid shortage,’ Dr. Dativa Shilla who is the Acting Head of Chemistry Department said. The boost follows events in 2016 in which the Department of Chemistry won an Instrumental Access award.

The Instrumental Access Program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies which they offer to university departments and research institutes in developing countries upon winning a competition.

The Acting Dean Faculty of Science, Dr. David Kacholi thanked Seeding Labs saying, ‘Today, we are very happy for the arrival of the equipment. We thank the Seeding Labs for initiating this wonderful program of helping training of young scientists.’

At College, the truck is set for off-loading the science labs equipment
Posing behind the truck that brought the equipment are (From Left) Ag. Head of Chemistry Department, Dr. Dativa Shilla, Lab Technician, Mr. Charles Mgaka, Ag. Deputy Principal-Administration, Dr. Method S. Semiono, Ag. Dean of Faculty of Science, Dr. David Kacholi.
Off-loading was carried under tight supervision.
Ag. Principal, Prof. Godliving Y. S. Mtui (holding one apparatus), was among the eye-witnesses when the equipment were delivered. He is flanked with other members of staff of the Faculty of Science.
Ag. Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. David Kacholi (holding the box), also took an active part in off-loading the equipment. Looking on are other members of staff in the Faculty of Science.
Effort had to be coordinated to ensure all equipment were taken off the truck safely.

Science teachers, laboratory technicians, and students had time to pose for a photo.