Needy students get sponsorship
This project aims at supporting people and institutions across the continent in, among others, studies and business ventures.
The development comes amidst calls for support for students who are excelling in their studies but are too cash-strapped to cater for their scholarly needs.
During the hand-over ceremony held on August 17th 2021 in ODeL building, Premier Bet Community Manager, Peter Nakanga, presented a cheque worth K4 million. This is meant for supporting the needy and outstanding students who were identified on merit basis.
In an interview after the presentation of the cheque, Nakanga said through their Education For All Project, Premier Bet will fund scholarships for ten students at MUBAS for this academic year. He added they also aim at increasing the numbers of beneficiaries going forward into the future.
“Because the economy is not doing well in Malawi, and that students in universities do not have sources to get money from, we are proud to have given these students scholarships and we will be doing the same henceforth to ensure academic environment is also conducive to the needy and deserving students,” he said
Speaking in a separate interview, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dr Mphatso Kamndaya, who represented the university’s Acting Principal, said the partnership the university and Premier Bet have established has marked a milestone in education system in Malawi.
Said Kamndaya; “We are thankful to the Premier Bet Malawi for the shot in the arm it has rendered to our students. There are many other deserving students at this institution and we ask them to extend and continue with the gesture.”
On his part, one of the beneficiaries, Charles Takomana, studying Bachelor of electrical and Computer engineering year four, expressed his gratitude and thanked the Premier Bet Malawi for coming to their aid.