Poly Dominates Pavilion design competition
The competition, which was open to all youth in Malawi, aimed at recognizing the significance of involving the youth in issues of national importance.
The first position was won by team Lync, who received $4000, the members are; Yussuf Chimole, Hamida Akida, Shammemah Morta and Hanan Salim.
Team Mzati was on number two, they received $2000, the members are; Janet Kapito, Brenald Dzonzi, Kunozga Mlowoka, Mark Msonkho, Stuart Banya, Ndindase Kumwenda, Esther Katumbi, Bright Mkhamba and Chikumbutso Walani.
Francis Ganya who was registered as Team Lyga came third and went away with $1000.
Speaking at the award presentation ceremony on Monday, May 13th at Polytechnic Boardroom, the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Dr Ken Ndala, said that by designing the pavilion that Malawi will use at the Dubai Expo 2020, the Polytechnic has played a big role in a national cause.
“This prize giving ceremony marks the official launch of the awareness campaign for Malawi’s participation at the Dubai Expo2020. It will run for six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021,” Ndala said.
The Principal of the Polytechnic Professor Grant Kululanga commended the Polytechnic students for winning all the top three positions in this competition.
“At the Polytechnic we have focused on matters of creativity and innovation. Knowing that we have received new equipment, branded the college and trained our members of staff so that we are able to compete even at national level,” Kululanga sai
One of the Team Lync members Shameema Morta expressed her excitement for winning the first position in the competition. She says they have managed this through teamwork, which was cooperative and hard working.
“I am happy that our team has won which is really something big and it will help us be encouraged in our school because it will help us to do something big in our lives. It is an opportunity for us even when we graduate,” She said
Also in attendance were the Chief Executive Officer of the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre Clement Kumbemba, the Vice Principal, Dr Nancy Chitera, The Dean of Engineering Dr Gregory Gamula and other students.