State-of–the-Art Lab at MMCET Sierra Leone
The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has provided $314,000 and ordered 22,000 Euros worth of equipment, reagents and chemicals for the state-of-the-art Science Laboratory at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Goderich Campus.
The modern laboratory has positioned the college for a university status as it is one of the first in the sub-region in addition to the fact that the project would be of immense benefit to the country.
This was disclosed on Friday 1st March 2019 by Alhaji Ibrahim Sankoh, Research Coordinator in charge of the laboratory who added that the equipments include vacuum pumps, filters to extract scientific processes, incubators to process dozens of plates to detect bacteria, laptop computers with print out information, miro centrefunt, shakers for thorough mixing, highly-sensitize microscopes and incubators enlightening that the laboratory would be the main pioneer for analytical research.
“Milton Margai is renowned for producing laboratory technicians and with this latest development, the college is now well-equipped to produce quality laboratory technicians not only for schools but hospitals,” he asserted.
Alhaji Ibrahim Sankoh furthered that DNA and RNA tests can now be done in the laboratory informing that the other newly-acquired equipments are microdigital, pipets, electronic balances, microwaves, refrigerators/batteries and UPSs to provide 48-hours electricity, reverse osmosis, distillers affirming that with the modern equipments, chemicals and reagents they are more than prepared to conduct experiments as well as help other schools and institutions.
According to the Research Director, additional equipments and other items are expected in April this year, disclosing that last year IAEA sent two students to Ghana for further studies while this year four are expected to go to Austria.
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