The Beston College of Accountancy (BCA) one of the private Colleges offering tertiary education in Malawi has successful stories focusing on humanitarian aid and achieving medals at international platforms.
The College which started in 1998 with a vision of helping those students who did not find a way to Government University College for tertiary education has a passion to complement government efforts basing on humanitarian grounds.
Director of BCA, Apostle Dr Beston Aaron said his passion was to complement government efforts considering that despite its interventions in opening technical colleges and other universities, there were still many MSCE holders that were left out basically because of many problems.
“I noticed that there was a gap which I could make use of to start something and try as much as possible to offer at a giveaway cost, even if I don’t make profits but at least training as many Malawians as possible,” Aaron said.
He further said despite the challenge of venturing into that business with limited resources the college has success stories of winning outstanding achievement medals at international levels,
“Starting a private college with nothing was a big challenge, but our students have been emerging as outstanding performers at an international platform with exams like ABE and ABMA, it is something we are proud of,” he said.
According to Aaron the college managed to produce outstanding students in the society that are working after being trained through bursaries and scholarships as well as reducing their school fees as one way of assisting the needy students to pursue tertiary education .
“We have trained over 200 students without them paying any fees, my desire was just to assist them as needy students at least to taste tertiary education. I wanted to find a way to thank all those people who paid my school fees as I grew up as an orphan and the only way I could do that was to train other people for free,” he stated.
Smart Masiya Chalika, a BCA alumni now working as a Presenter at Pentecostal Life TV and Radio in Lilongwe commented that the College really does its job well adding that students that have gone through the institution never regret.
“Students who write examinations through BCA never regret, they have always been passing with good grades, and develop a sense of discipline wherever they go,” Chalika said.
Chalika described the college as a demand driven institution.
The college has future plans of becoming a competitive university college which will supplement public universities.
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