The National Bank of Malawi, on Monday 26th August, awarded outstanding performing students from the University of Malawi (UNIMA) constituent colleges at the Polytechnic ODL auditorium in Blantyre.
The students who in total were 16, five of them are from the Polytechnic whose names are, Wisdom Kapinga, Hope Langwani, Christopher Chapola, Shadreck Milward and Roosevelt Chingwalu.
Speaking during the presentation of the cheque equivalent to K7million kwacha to be used to cover for their tuition for the next academic year, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mcfussy Kawawa explained that, this annual event has been trendy for over 40 years.
“I would like to congratulate the awardees for performing very outstandingly in their studies. As National Bank we introduced this initiative in order to create a sense of competition and hard work among students,” he said.
Kawawa further added that as a business, National Bank is aware that if the country has an educated populace then it has a good foundation of people who have the skills and knowledge to drive different activities to improve the economy.
In his remarks, the Principal of the Polytechnic Professor Grant Kululanga, explained that the UNIMA is implementing one of the National educational sector’s objectives which states that there is need for the production of high quality education.
“What companies and organizations in the industry wants are graduates that are well educated and informed. National Bank comes every year to sponsor outstanding students because they understand the importance of sponsoring higher education,” he said.
The Principal thanked National Bank Chief Executive Officer and his team for the unrelenting support it has been rendering to UNIMA for over forty years. He further requested other stake holders to follow suit in order to improve education in the country.
One of the awardees, Christopher Chapola from the Faculty of Commerce expressed his gratitude to the National Bank and the whole Faculty for supporting him both financially and academically which he says has motivated him to perform even better.
During the same function, National Bank presented a donation of K3million kwacha to the launch of the Centre of Excellence in Ethics and Governance.
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