President Peter Mutharika has congratulated Vice-President Saulos Chilima on successfully defending his doctorate degree with the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom (UK).
Chilima has been studying with the university through the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) in Lilongwe since 2011.
On August 4 this year, the Vice-President travelled to the UK to defend his doctoral thesis at the university and successfully finished it on Monday to become Dr Saulos Chilima.
In a message posted on his Facebook page on Monday, the President said he, together with First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, was proud of Chilima’s achievement in attaining the prestigious doctorate degree.
Said Mutharika: “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.”
Press officer for the Office of the Vice-President, Pilirani Phiri, said in an interview yesterday 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.