EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA – SEOUL
(For Immediate Release)
AMBASSADOR BANDA APPEALS TO KOREAN ANDONG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO COLLABORATE WITH ZAMBIAN UNIVERSITIES
12th January 2024
Seoul – Republic of Korea: Zambian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His
Excellency Mr. Andrew Banda, met with Andong National University President Professor Chuang Tai-Joo, to discuss ways on how the Korean University could collaborate with the Zambian Universities in the areas of education, research and development.
“Look at the Korean story for instance, your country was once poorer than Zambia 70 years ago but transformed itself to be among the most developed country in the world as it invested in education, science and technology” He said
Ambassador Banda emphasized the importance that the Government of the Republic of Zambia attaches to education, science and technology as it is key to national development and looked forward to working with the University through provision of scholarships to students, staff exchange and undertaking joint research programmes.
And Andong National University President Professor Chuang indicated that the University was looking forward to collaborate with Zambian Universities and called for a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed and was ready to make scholarships available to the Zambians. He further stated that Andong University has been selected by its government as one of the 10 Universities for the future in Korea.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Banda also visited a site within the University where GivenTech, a Korean Company, has installed a Hybrid Power System which would be easily implemented in the rural parts of Zambia. He expressed happiness with the technology deployed and indicated that such a solution would work very well in rural Zambia as off-the-grid solutions especially in schools, clinics, processing of agro products among others.
At the same event GivenTech President Mr. Chang Han Kim indicated his company’s willing to invest in Zambia and respond to some of the renewable energy solutions required by the country
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