Thursday, August 27, 2009

Companies urged to support the University

By Chifundo Gama

Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu Wa Mutharika has urged Malawian companies to support University of Malawi (UNIMA) in research and science.

President Mutharika who is UNIMA’s chancellor said this on Wednesday when he presided over the 2009 graduation ceremony at the College of Medicine in Blantyre.

“As in other countries, companies rely on University institutions for their research and its findings and afterwards the implementation of the research findings is done by the companies and industries,” said Mutharika.

He added that Malawi must emulate such an example so that companies can depend on University graduates.

Bingu said that if companies co-operate with University students the problem of employing people that the companies did not train and training people who they will not employ will be rectified easily.

He said this can be achieved as the University will know what companies do and also students would know the life they will face after academics.

This year’s graduation was held under the heading, ‘The University A Centre Of Excellence For The Development Of Science And Technology’.

The president also said his door is open for any graduate who might need his help and they are ready to knock at his door whenever the opportunity arises.

Besides, Bingu told companies not to rely on internationally products like treadle pumps but to go for the ones being manufactured at the Polytechnic instead.The Polytechnic is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi.

As a scholar and economist, Bingu acknowledged Malawi ’s first president Ngwazi Dr. Kamuzu Banda for the vision he had in the education sector-Malawi Digest.

1 comment:

  1. indidi macompany yambaniponi kutukula maphunziro ku Malawi osamangowadyera anthuwo.