MUBAS Outstanding performers get awarded
The event which took place in the ODeL Auditorium was blessed with the presence of the Honourable Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje who was the guest of honour.
In her speech the honorable Minister, applauded Total Energies Malawi for their unwavering commitment to supporting outstanding students.
“I would like to thank Total Energies Malawi for awarding these students who have excelled in their different disciplines of programs they are taking. This is a huge motivation for the students to continue working hard and graduate with distinctions. I would also like to appeal to all stakeholders and various organisations to emulate the gesture,” she said.
Each of the awardees received a certificate and a cheque worth K324, 000.
Speaking during the event, Executive Vice President responsible for Southern Africa Zone Mariam Cane Garcia said they are pleased to have such partnership with MUBAS which has existed since 1970. She further said that her organisation is looking forward to offering more scholarships to more students.
“We have taken note of challenges being faced by students at MUBAS, especially because of COVID-19 which has changed the rules of the game. We are going to extend the scope of this long-lasting program such that best students will be awarded scholarships” said Garcia in part.
Dr Nancy Chitera thanked Total Energies for the gesture which has been going on for so many years. She also expressed gratitude to the honourable minister Nyalonje for gracing the occasion. Dr Chitera encouraged the awardees to work extra hard in order to graduate with the best grades and be performers in the industry which underscores what MUBAS’ vision is all about.
On her part, the best female awardee, Wezzie Nyirenda, echoed the minister’s sentiment, adding that the road to the attainment of the awards was not rosy but she was pleased she made it. She thanked Total Energies for living up to the adage that “Hard work pays” as it has indeed paid them.
Former awardees Maurice Mpulula and Dr Collen Zalengera also made their motivational, inspirational speeches to the awardees.