New Chancellor For UNIMA

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   December 11, 2020
PIC: Dr Benedicto Wokoma atani Malunga dressing President Chakwera
The University of Malawi on Thursday December, 10th 2020 installed the State President of the Republic of Malawi His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera as its Chancellor.

The inauguration ceremony was initiated by the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Alfred Mtenje and the University Registrar Dr Benedicto Wookoma Atani Malunga at the Great Hall in Zomba.

Speaking after the installation, Professor Alfred Mtenje congratulated the President for taking office of the Chancellor of the UNIMA where he later presided over the awarding of 800 successful deserving students with certificates, diploma and degrees after completing their studies at the various constituent colleges under it.

Professor Mtenje explained that as a University they believe that under Dr Chakwera’s leadership the institution will rise to greater heights for being a centre of academic excellence.

He further elucidated the innovations and projects which have been taking place in the UNIMA colleges in response to the Corona Virus pandemic which some of them are being implemented in the government department like hospitals.

In his remarks, His Excellency the State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera emphasized that the true nature of building the nation’s capacity, is the quality of citizens the education system produces not the education qualifications those citizens hold.

Dr Chakwera added that excellence is measured by producing quality graduates who are productive and performers.

“Many students have come and graduated from the University of Malawi who are now working in the government ministries and departments, corporations, foreign embassies and banks. Regardless of what class this university anyone has graduated in, every product of this institution has been quality and shared hope that one day a graduate of this university should occupy the highest office of the land,” said Dr Chakwera.

Also present were; The first Lady Madam Monica Chakwera, the Education Minister Agness Nyalonje, UNIMA Council members, Government officials, members of the City council members and traditional leaders.

 

 


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