President Lazarus Chakwera has challenged graduates to be bold and create new opportunities on the job market instead of competing for old ones.
He said this at Rafiki Institute in Mzuzu yesterday when he attended the 14th University of Livingstonia (Unilia) graduation where 521 students received certificates, diplomas and bachelors and masters degrees.
The President said Malawi is rising out of the ashes of obscurity and mismanagement, but the country’s ability to reach its destiny of shared prosperity as envisioned by the national development blueprint, Malawi 2063, demands a new measure of strength from the nation’s educated minds.
Said Chakwera: “The creation of a new Malawi calls on all college graduates to use their acquired knowledge and skills for the expansion of our nation’s developmental and human capital.”
The President advised the graduates that what they will do with their degrees will determine whether they will be counted as part of this legacy.
He then congratulated the graduates for successfully completing their education.
In his remarks, Unilia vice-chancellor the Reverend Dr. Timothy Nyasulu said despite challenges such as Covid -19, the university has produced a crop of these graduates after shifting to technology-driven teaching and learning.
Only 40 students attended the graduation physically due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions.
Unilia, owned by the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, was established in 2003 and has so far graduated 3 033 students.