Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said he is proud of Vice-President Saulos Chilima on successfully defending his doctorate degree with the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom (UK).
Mutharika said in a message of congratulations posted on his Facebook page after Chilima, who has been studying with the university through the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) in Lilongwe since 2011, on Monday defended his doctoral thesis at University of Bolton and successfully finished it to become Dr Saulos Chilima.
The President said he, together with First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, was proud of Chilima’s achievement in attaining the prestigious doctorate degree.
“It is the essence of Gordon B. Hinckley’s words that you have imprinted on Malawi’s next generation ‘do your best and be a little better than you are’. We are proud of you; may God continue to bless you,” said Mutharika.
According to Press officer for the Office of the Vice-President, Pilirani Phiri, Chilima, who holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, had been studying for his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Knowledge Management since 2011.