President Lazarus Chakwera has said the creation of a new Malawi requires graduates to use their newly acquired knowledge and skills to bring ideas that would propel Malawi to prosperity.
Chakwera was speaking Tuesday in Mzuzu City during the 14th congregation of the University of Livingstonia (Unilia)
“The creation of a new Malawi calls on all college graduates to use their acquired knowledge and skills for the expansion of our nation’s developmental and human capital. Anyone can use their education to analyse Malawi’s problems and pontificate about what someone else should be doing to solve them. What is difficult is using your education to roll up your sleeves to build something of lasting value to other Malawians or, better yet, to build something in Malawi that is of lasting value to the world,” he said.
Unilia Vice-Chancellor Reverend Timothy Nyasulu urged the government to consider introducing a scheme that would allow students to buy educational equipment such as laptops tax-free.
At least 521 students graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees, bringing the total number of students that have graduated from the institution to 3,033 since the first cohort in 2007.