National Bank awards outstanding university students
The 2018 National Bank awards took place in the Polytechnic Main Lecture Theatre on November 9, out of the thirteen nominated student from the University of Malawi institutions, five of them are from The Polytechnic.
From the Faculty of Applied Science the nominee is Goeffrey Mphangamo, a third year Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technology (Physics) who scored 78% average in the first semester of the 2018 academic year.
Franco Khonjiwa, a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying student under the Faculty of Built Environment is the other nominee who notched 73% average.
Mary Chisasa, who happens to be the only female among the five, got 78% on average from the Faculty of Commerce under the Bachelor of Accountancy program.
From the Faculty of Education and Media studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication Student, Kings Ferrel Kondowe is the one who has been awarded after scoring 70% beating his fellow classmates.
Under the Faculty of Engineering, Christopher Malili is the one who beat his fellow classmates by getting 78% average in his academic performance.
Speaking, before presenting the awards, the guest of honour Professor John Kalenga Saka encouraged the nominated student to continue working hard so that they should graduate with distinctions.
He also commended National Bank Of Malawi for the sponsorship which has been there for 39 years.
A law student from Chancellor College, Ulemu Hanna Kanyongolo, speaking on behalf of the awarded students, thanked the University Of Malawi and National Bank, for this program which she said motivates and encourages students to work hard in their academics.
“I would like to encourage my fellow students to use this support we get from our lecturers, families and friends to excel in our studies since the future is in our hands. Let us continue the good work for the good of the country,” Kanyongolo Said.
The students have been presented with a Visa Debit Card each loaded with an equivalent of a one year academic school fees. The total sponsorship adds up to MK5Million.
In the closing remarks, The Principal for The Polytechnic Grant Kululanga, thanked the audience for gracing the occasion. He also recognized the Board of National Bank for the awards and sponsorship it has been offering over the years meant for the outstanding students.
“We believe that, if these events are being promoted frequently we may have a good crop of graduates from the University Of Malawi,” Kululanga added.
He also encouraged the students to work hard and maintain integrity because Malawi needs graduates who are hard workers and performers not just getting distinctions in academics and fail to perform at the industry.
In attendance were Deans Of Faculties from different Colleges under the University Of Malawi, Staff members from National Bank Of Malawi led by their Chief Executive Officer, McFussy Kawawa, Lecturers and Students.