• Fri. Aug 11th, 2023

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Chakwera describes MUST a “catalyst for success”

Matters of state took President Lazarus McCathy Chakwera today to the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo where in his capacity as the Chancellor presided over the university’s graduation of the 4th congregation.

This was a must-attend graduation for President Chakwera for a fact that MUST programmes are feeding into his three growth areas of Agriculture, Tourism and Minining also known as ATM.

The Malawi Head of State is not only an dvocate of value adding of the country’s products, he is also pioneering a revamped commercial farming.

So as the only University making strides in the field of research, innovation, science and technology, MUST is the school dear to President Chakwera’s heart, for he understands the importance of having a hub which would make his dream of turning Malawi from just a producing country into an producing one, a reality.

No wonder, the President in his speech during the graduation, touched on that important point that if they are put into use, the graduates from MUST can be the catalyst for transforming the country’s fortune.

He said: “If put to good use, these investments in the development of talent will pay a great economic dividends, for they hold the promise for producing graduates who will transition our economy from net consumption to net production, thus taking us closer to the realization to our Malawi 2063 vision of becoming a self-reliant nation.”

President Chakwera then took time to pay tribute to the University’s leadership for coming up with programmes tailored to respond to the challenges of the modern society. He said it is these programmes that have spurred the the university in the top 30 of the Sub Saharan African universities.

“Traditionally, universities are known for teaching and learning, research, and outreach activities. But here at MUST do all of that and then some.The programmes here are looking to expand upon these core functions to meet the demands of the modern world and contribute positively to society’s needs,” said President Chakwera

A total of 410 students have been awarded with certificates, diplomas and degrees from different programmes.

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