Mzuzu University (Mzuni) students have all the reasons to smile as they have been rescued from the misery of taking their meals while standing in a bare cafeteria or perhaps walking around the campus while others seat under trees following the donation of dining tables by Press Trust and SupaSwift limited.
Press Trust and SupaSwift have donated dining tables to the university worthy K4 million.
Speaking during the handover, trustee Dr George Kayambo said Press Trust is aware of the challenges students at Mzuni face.
“We learnt that most of the dining tables were broken and replacement seemed problematic. That is why we came in,” Kayambo said.
According to Kayambo, the donation comes in response to Mzuzu University Trust’s plea to assist the University which has now about 2,100 students but had dining facilities meant for 450 students.
Receiving the items, Mzuni’s acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Uta, commended the gesture from Press Trust and SupaSwift Limited saying they have shown the propensity to improve the quality of education in the country.
“Our cafeteria was an embarrassment and I call upon all students to use the tables for the intended purposes and not to stand on them during their meetings,” Uta said.
Press Trust who were the first benefactors of Mzuni soon after its establishment in 1998, have to date donated different items totaling to K22 million.