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Chakwera describes MUST as an instrument towards achieving 2063 vision

Aug 12, 2023

By Kondanani Chilimunthaka

On Friday, 11th August 2023, President Lazarus Chakwera said the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) is one of the finest Universities in the country with positive innovations and investments towards achieving 2063 agenda of self-reliance, wealth creation, and job creation for the country’s citizens.

Speaking when he presided over the graduation of the university’s 4th congregation of 410 students, President Chakwera who is also the Chancellor of the University added that MUST is a game-changing and pace-setting university as attested to by its recent ranking as one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s top 30 Universities.

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

Here, President Chakwera in both his capacities urged the graduating students to use the skills acquired from the institution in developing the country, saying it is their privilege to have graduated under the quality of lectures and leaders who are well accomplished and innovative.

Added the President; ” Not only are they accomplished in their own right, but they also courageously think outside the box of conventional wisdom in their efforts to make this university globally competitive. Of particular interest to me is how they have fully embraced in practice the Malawi 2063 mindset of self-reliance that many others in this country still only speak of in theory”

However, President Chakwera in his speech urged the university’s leadership to consider playing a proactive role in the application of climate-change related sciences, saying it is an urgent and pressing matter for the nation which has in the past four years alone suffered no less than five climate-change induced emergencies precipitated by climate-change events.

Out of 410 graduating students, 45 graduated with distinctions.

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