Poly students in fundraising dinner and dance

In an attempt to bail out needy students at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), the college’s Student Union (PSU) has organized a fundraising dinner and dance aimed to help about 295 students who are subject to withdrawal due to financial constraints.

Malawian first engineering professer Kululanga : Fund raising for Poly

Malawian first engineering professer Kululanga : Fund raising for Poly

The dinner and dance, organized in conjunction with Polytechnic Alumni, will take place this Saturday at Mount Soche Hotel.

PSU has since formed Polytechnic Body of Students Welfare Committee and Polytechnic Students Welfare Fund whose main purpose is to help and support the college’s needy students, according to PSU President Frank Msiska.

“The event is aimed at raising funds for our colleagues who are subject to withdrawal as they are unable to pay tuition fees. We have formed the committee not only to ensure transparency and accountability, but also to engage corporate entities and individuals who can be of assistance to these students,” said Msiska.

They have also opened (an independent) account with FDH Bank—Umoyo Branch 85000000284628—and the signatories are Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira, Msiska and Polytechnic’s Dean of Students’ a Mr. Ndalama.

Msiska therefore requested corporate entities to largely support their initiative not only by providing cash but also adopting some of the students until they finish their studies at the college.

Tickets are going at K15,000 each but companies have corporate tables at K200,000 each.

“We have written several corporate entities and individuals to come and be part of this good cause. We anticipate to raise about K81 million for this revolving fund.

“PSU cannot support all needy students, but with support from well wishers will be able to support some of the students,” said Msiska.

Professor Mathews Chikaonda (Guest of Honour) and Professor Grant Kululanga are among those expected to grace the event.

PSU is therefore appealing for well wishers, corporate entities and colleges former students to contribute to this good cause and can always them through Rasford Mumba—0997119719; Audry Mwala 0991388779 and Msiska on 0884778572.

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This is one of the very pathetic University Colleges. In the heart of Blantyre you cannot even open a garage and service people’s vehicles at lower charges than the other garages? Can you not start repairing cell phones and photocopying documents to make money? No wonder you have only one professor all these years! Matama basi koma kumangotuwa. Go and learn from LUANAR where brains are concentrated. Lecturers are innovative and the graduates are also enterprising. Dinner dance, my foot.


I can not waste my resources helping people who in turn will insult my mother and sisters. They will stone my vehicle. I was there but the current crop of students leaves alot to be desired.
Even employment we have stopped recruiting graduates from Poly. We are getting the best from private Universities. I for one will try my best to discourage many to assist the barbaric people.



never mind that no 1. The question is what is he doing with it? Dzina basi? Pathetic


In the Caption you say Malawi’s first engineering professor. So before him, Malawi never had an engineering professor.

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