Graduates encouraged to embrace Malawi 2063 Vision
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Malawi, professor Samson Sajidu, has advised fresh graduates from UNIMA and its sister universities (MUBAS & KUHES) to use their qualifications and training to change the nation for the better. The VC was speaking in the Great Hall on 13th April, 2022, when he presided over the first graduation ceremony of the university this year. This also happened to be the second graduation ceremony since UNIMA attained the status of a stand-alone university.
According to Sajidu, UNIMA significantly contributes to the attainment and realization of the Malawi 2063 agenda, hence the need for the new graduates to be part of the equation and to consider themselves critical players in this vision. “Lecturers as well as your family and friends have done their part in shaping your minds. Now we expect you to use the qualifications and training you have attained to contribute towards changing this into a better world. This country needs highly qualified human capital in order to achieve the Malawi 2063,” he advised.
The Chairperson of Council for the University of Malawi, Mr. George Partridge, concurred with the VC by encouraging the candidates to not be satisfied with the awards they have received, but rather use them as stepping stones to gain even higher qualifications from UNIMA or elsewhere. He also encouraged them to be prepared for challenges that include unemployment and use the knowledge gained at their universities to create employment for themselves as well as others.
A total of 636 males and 804 females, making a grand total of 1440 candidates, were awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees. Due to the large number of candidates, there were two graduation ceremonies: one held in the morning from 7:00 am and the other from 13:00 hrs.