Skyway University (SU) has installed Professor Brown Beswick Chimphamba as Chancellor and on Thursday conferred degrees and diplomas to 169 students at a function that took place at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.
The students got degrees in Social Science, Public Health and Project Management among others.
Speaking at the function Deputy Minister of Education Science and Technology Vincent Ghambi emphasized on the need for institutions of higher learning to offer quality education, saying this is important for the development of the country.
He further advised the graduating students to work hard in their various jobs.
Commenting on their graduation, some of the graduating students expressed happiness for having attained what they had worked for. One of the students Rodrick Chikwawa said he was very happy to finally get his degree saying the road was not easy.
“I am a married man and at the same time I am working with one of the NGOs in the country and to balance these two equally demanding things was not easy. It really required hard work,” said Chikwawa.
Chikwawa advised older people to upgrade their education saying it is never too late.
On the installation of Professor Chimphamba as Chancellor, Chikwawa who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science-Public Health, said this was a positive development in as far as the quality of education at the institution is concerned.
“Just looking at his profile one would not doubt that many things will change,” he said.
Concurring with his friend, Timothy Chimbalanga who scored a high credit in his area of study could not hide his happiness for his performance saying it required dedication and perseverance.
On the installation of Chimphamba, Chimbalanga said it was a step in the right direction since the man has a lot of experience.
Professor Chimphamba was once a vice chancellor of the University of Malawi besides successfully fulfilling other assignments like being chair of the 1994 referendum which saw the country adopting the multi party system of government.
Skyway started as a business college in 2002 and was accredited by the Government of Malawi as an institution of high learning in 2012.
Graduates in this cohort are the first congregation since it became a University.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :