First Electrical Installation Class Graduates

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   May 10, 2021
PIC: Dr Chitera presenting a certificate to one of the students in the presence of Dr Valeta and Dr Onunda
Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences Management in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronics engineering, conducted a graduation ceremony of the first cohort of 93 students who were studying the Certificate in Electrical Installation course.

The four months short course was being supported by the Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA) program, implemented by Arizona State University with funding from USAID Malawi.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony, the Dean of Engineering Dr Gregory Gamula explained that the Department had noted that there is a gap in the electrical installation industry. Most employers struggle to get skilled artisans who can do a professional job hence the introduction of this course.

The ODL Coordinator, Dr Rabson Mgawi congratulated the students whom he said were hard working, he further encouraged them to go out there and perform to the best of their abilities on the skills they have acquired.

In her speech the Acting Principal, Dr Nancy Chitera congratulated the graduates who are the first group to graduate in the new University.

“This is not just an achievement of you as individuals but also those around you, I urge you not to aim for white collar jobs but engage in entrepreneurship which is also the goal towards the Malawi Vision 2063.

An Electrical Engineer by the name of Patrick Chimtika motivated the graduates to start small, and work together in order to achieve their goals.

An outstanding perfomer; female graduate Faith Msamba received K50000 as a token of appreciation from lecturer, Dr Esther Phiri for her exceptional performance during the course.

Also present were representatives from USAID Dr David Onunda, from SHEAMA Dr Zikani Kaunda and Dr Joshua Valeta.


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