Bright students get recognized

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   March 20, 2020
PIC: The awardees pose with the management team
The Polytechnic management team presented the David Livingstone Awards to 39 brilliant students who scored outstandingly an average of 60 and above in the previous academic year.

The awards which are sponsored by the University of Strathclyde saw the students each receiving a certificate and k100,000 cash.

Speaking before presenting the awards, the Principal, Professor Grant Kululanga thanked the University of Strathclyde for the sponsorship which he said will encourage the students to work extra hard in their studies.

“I am very happy with what Strathclyde is doing in sponsoring these awards, this gives students a motivating factor in class as the industry is also looking for bright students,” he said.

On behalf of the students, a fourth year Civil Engineering student Yvonne Awali thanked the sponsors and management for this recognition which she said has encouraged them to perform even better in the next academic year.

“I would like to encourage my fellow ladies to also work hard, they should know that it is possible, I scored above 70 in an engineering a program which most people say, it is tough and not suitable for ladies,” Awali said.

Another student who received the award, Ekari Chiwaya expressed his excitement by mentioning that it shows how much students are appreciated when they work extra hard in their studies.

“I am very happy, apart from our recognition, it will help us to motivate other students who are behind us to work extra hard so that next year they should also receive these awards,” Chiwaya said.

Also present were lecturers and other students.

These awards are conducted annually under the Malawi millennium project and University of Strathclyde in Scotland.


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