UNIMA Awards students
According to the statistics, there were 433 passes, 291 Credits, 5 Distinctions, 7 Third Class, 36 Lower Second Class and 1 Upper Second Class awards. 495 females 460 Males a total of 955 where females represent 52% while males 48%.
Speaking before the inauguration ceremony presided by the Acting Vice Chancellor of UNIMA Professor Alfred Mtenje, the University Council Chairperson Dr George Partridge congratulated the graduands for their hard-working spirit.
“This is one of the greatest days of your lives, you made your parents, guardians and lecturers proud. Due to COVID-19 pandemic many of you have finished your studies online, which is not an easy task,” he said.
The Council chair added that the universities have implemented a lot of Open Distance Learning, Emergency Remote Training so that the quality of education should not be affected despite the coming in of the pandemic.
In his remarks, Professor Mtenje expressed his gratitude to His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi and the Chancellor of the University of Malawi, for delegating him to preside over the congregation
Professor Mtenje also congratulated the graduands by stressing that this achievement is a well-deserved one. It did not come by chance or mistake.
“No one from the University of Malawi gets their qualification on a silver platter. It is earned through hard work, dedication and a high level of commitment to the academic standards demanded by the institution,” he added.
After outlining some of the projects being implemented at different faculties of UNIMA, Professor Mtenje advised the graduands to use their qualifications and training to contribute towards changing the world into a better one.
“This country needs highly qualified human capital in order to achieve success. For the nation to realize the MW 2063 vision of being an Inclusively Wealthy and Self-reliant Nation, it will require people like you to be part of the equation. You should, therefore, consider yourselves as critical players on this long journey towards the attainment of this ideal,” he said.