The Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, has been recognised as the second best institution of higher learning in the Sadc region in promoting gender equality.
The college was rated second to Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
The institutions were awarded on Wednesday at the Sadc Gender Protocol Summit held at Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg.
The awards are courtesy of Gender Links which promotes gender equality.
Reacting to the award, Head of the Department of Journalism at the Polytechnic, Maclan Kanyang’wa, described the recognition as an encouragement to the college’s efforts in advancing gender equality.
“I am very happy that our institution has managed to get the award. This is a great achievement considering that we are only three years old since we joined the gender equality campaign that is championed by Gender Links,” said Kanyang’wa.
He hoped that next year the college will get the top spot.
Savouring the Ayobe magic!
Members of St Lawrence Girls Secondary School Writers Club of Chikhwawa on Friday visited Nation Publications Limited (NPL) head office at Ginnery Corner in Blantyre to learn about the newspaper production process. During the visit, the group toured the newsroom, technical journalists and design studio sections. Among the notable names the girls met was Ralph Mawera, the man behind the Ayobe cartoon strip, who was mobbed by the students for autographs and a photo session. In the picture, Mawera shares a light moment with some of the girls. —Andrew Mtupanyama, Staff Writer.