National Bank of Malawi (NBM) pcl last week awarded four students at the Lilongwe University of Agricultures and Natural Resources (Luanar) Bunda campus for exceptional performance.
The bank awarded the students with cash amounting K362, 500 each and also pledged to buy computers worth K4.5 million to help the students in their studies.
The students include Lonjezo Folias, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Leonard Kumwenda who studying for a Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering, Kingdom Simfukwe, pursuing Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science and Romeo Fabiano doing a Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development.
NBM Chief Executive Officer, Macfussy Kawawa, said NBM takes pride in the awards because as it believes in youth development.
“These youths have a very important role to play in the socio-economic development of this country. I therefore trust that these awards would spur you [the students] towards greater achievements. Our message to you is: keep challenging yourself and have a sense of pride in your achievements,” Kawawa said.
Professor Jeremiah Kang’ombe of Luanar thanked the bank for the students’ awards.
He said bank’s recognition of the best students is testimony of the quality of graduates that Luanar produces and it also symbolises the Bank’s appreciation that university education is a critical component of human development worldwide.
“As an institution, we are grateful for your support and we are proud to be associated with you. I hope that we shall continue counting on your support in future as we engage in many other activities,” Professor Kang’ombe said.