10 Things You Didn’t Know About Killion Banda

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  1. Killion was born in Northern Rhodesia, a former British protectorate that became Zambia in 1964.
  2. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Zambia in Lusaka.
  3. Banda also studied in London, achieving a Master of Arts and an Advanced Academic Diploma in Education from the London University College Institute of Education.
  4. In Zambia, Killion worked first as a teacher, rising to be vice-principal of a senior secondary school and then Chief Education Officer in the Department of Education and Culture.
  5. He also worked in London and Moscow as an education attaché, presumably at the Zambian embassies there.
  6. Killion moved into the related area of training, attending Train the Trainer courses in Zambia, Dublin and Canberra.
  7. He also attended human resources workshops organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and the Canadian Agency for International Development in Toronto.
  8. He was Principal of the National Institute of Public Administration, a peak national training institute in Zambia.
  9. Before leaving Zambia for Australia, Killion worked as Deputy Permanent Secretary and acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development.
  10. Killion retired on 1 November 2004, having delayed his departure until the new Coordinator could take up the position. He is believed to have died overseas in 2010.