Blantyre International University, one of the privately owned institutions of high learning in the country on Thursday added 208 more people on the job market.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, held at COMESA hall in Blantyre, Director of Inspection and Education Advisory Service (IEAS) in the Ministry of Education Dr Raphael Agabu commended private colleges in the country for complimenting Government’s efforts in the improvement of education in the country.
“Let me commend private institutions and BIU in particular for complimenting government’s efforts of improving education standards in the country,” said Agabu.
Dr Agabu explained that education is a catalyst to social and economic development saying that is why government takes it as one of its priorities.
At this point, the Director urged the new grandaunts to show the world that they are capable of helping in government’s development agenda.
“Go and show the world that you are capable people who can help the country through your respective skills and knowledge learnt from BIU,” he said.
In his speech, Chancellor of the University, Professor Charles Lemson Chanthunya thanked government for creating a conducive environment for the existence of private colleges.
Chanthunya explained that Blantyre International University is thankful to government for the commitment in making sure that private institutions are recognised and accredited citing the accreditation of BIU in 2010.
He then took time in advising his new “products” to make sure they continue working hard so that they realise their dreams.
He said for a person to realise his or her dreams, one has to leave the bed and work.
“If you want your dreams to come true, leave your bed and work.” Chanthunya said.
Speaking on behalf of fellow graduating students, Enock Chingoni asked his fellow graduates to continue with their education saying education is not an event but a process that goes on and on.
Chingoni and Bernadetta Mazimbe were the only students who passed with distinction in Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Economics respectively.
The two received special awards for their performance.
BIU opened its doors in Malawi in 2008 and this is its third congregation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :