Poly for promoting technology and research
The occasion whose aim is to introduce the students to the industry they’re getting into, included of several prominent people such as the guest of honour the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Blantyre Water Board Mr. Daniel Chaweza, the CEO of the Lilongwe Water Board Mr Moses Mwenye and the Dean of Faculty Dr. Ishmael Kosamu.
At the end of it four best performing students were promised full based employment opportunities from these organisations present at the ceremony.
The function involved various presentations, including those done by the students of the three programs involved, on the Industrial Expectations, Interview Guide and the Role of Professional Associations.
The students showcased different skills they have attained and different projects and initiatives they have undertaken. One of the projects showcased; a mechanism which uses solar energy to charge cooling devices grabbed the attention of the guest of honour who later on pledged to personally finance the project which led to a round of applause among the gathering.
The guest of honour Mr. Chaweza in his speech encouraged the students to utilise the skills they have acquired in the university to their very best as they enter ‘Industry’.
“You have acquired skills that you can use to make a difference in the country, and on top of that you should also make sure to have your own unique skills and characteristics that will propel your status, aspire to be a survivor and make a difference,” stated Mr. Chaweza.
Furthermore, he also highlighted the importance of being innovative and creative; “If you cannot be innovative be creative, organize yourselves with your skills and even for free create something people of the society can benefit with, I assure you, you will later on harvest from such initiatives,”
The dean of faculty Dr Kosamu brought with him a message from the Principal encouraging the students to make good use of their education; “Graduation is the beginning of life, go out and shine,” the message read.
One of the students Andrew Hamuza expressed his delight; “this occasion has given us good expectations about the industry world, we have learned that we do not only have to seek for employment but we can also be innovative and creative and be able to make something out of nothing,” said Hamuza.