The Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali, Mamadou Ismaila Konate accompanied by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Rwanda Johnston Businge and Inspector General of Police visited Police Training School (PTS) Gishari and Conducted a guided tour at Gishari Integrated Polytechnic yesterday 09th March 2017.
Before this delegation taking the guided tour, they were received by GIP Principal who gave them welcome and an overview of Gishari Integrated Polytechnic. From this overview, they were introduced to the Institution background, achievements as well as challenges the Institution is encountering and way forward.
Guided by the GIP Principal, the team visited different workshops and innovation activities. They started with Automobile workshop whereby the Head of Department, TURABIMANA Pacifique, explained that their workshop is divided into two sections: one is for practical Sessions and the other one is the laboratory.
Visitors following Explanations in Automobile Workshop
He explained that after the theoretical courses, students are taken to laboratory to observe the real vehicle components and their functioning. Afterwards, they move to practical section for disassembling and reassembling while in practice.
From the Automobile Workshop the visiting team was lead to Electrical and Electronics Workshop. The Head of Department, BAHIZI Venuste, gave explanations on the available products in the workshop. He explained the relay operation of signal in Hospital for Communication between nurses and patients, traffic Signal Lighting System, Hydraulic and Pneumatic System, Electronic Work Practice, Solar Photovoltaic System Maintenance and Repair and finally the automatic irrigation system based on soil moisture Level
Visitors following Explanations on automatic irrigation system
Another workshop toured was the Plumbing Workshop. In this experimental learning area, SHEMA Fred, the Head of Civil Engineering Department said that the workshop is divided into two sections: Welding and Sheet metal and Pipe Works and Sanitary Appliance Installation.
He continued explaining that the welding and sheet metal has different machines dealing with sheet metal works such as:
The Head of Department in Civil Engineering showed also the rain water harvesting equipment, water storage system and supply and the Installation and drainage of sanitary appliances for plumbing works.
The delegation was also shown the students innovations resulting from welding and sheet metal works. Those are the manual water pump and Lifting and Rotating Bench which have been produced by students themselves.
Visitors following Explanations in Plumbing Workshop
Finally, the visitors stepped to Masonry workshop . At this stand, the Head of Vocational Training Department, MANIRAHO Jean d’Amour, announced the team that all the products in the workshop are the students performance results. “The students are equipped with hands on skills concerning the building works in general such as Building Setting out, Elevation in stone, Bricks and blocks, steel and finishing works” he said.
Afterwards, the visitors went back to the principal’s office whereby they signed in the visitors’ book before the visit closure. In his message the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali was impressed by "a formidable interaction of the police within the population and the development"
He is in the country for a five-day study tour. He has also visited Isange One Stop Centre and the Kigali Forensic Laboratory, both based at Kacyiru District Hospital on 06/03/2017.
Head of Civil Engineering department
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