Students from The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, have launched Students Society of Banking and Finance to enhance their knowledge in field.
In an interview on the sidelines of the launch, Nico Life Insurance Company Limited chief executive officer Eric Chapola, who was the guest of honour, commended the students for setting up the society.
He advised them to observe ethics because they are key to one’s success.
Chapola also urged the students to develop hard-working spirit and not to have unrealistic expectations after completing their studies.
He said: “We see some students going out with high expectations. They think that from day one they will be managers, be given a company car and all.
“My advice is that start small, fight yourself up and the benefits will find you as you advance in life.”
The society’s patron Augustine Chithenga advised the students to work hard, saying nothing comes without sacrifice.
During the event, a new committee was also unveiled to lead the society.
In an interview, the society’s outgoing president Dailesi Sulamoyo praised the performance of the outgoing committee. She said: “We tried our best to achieve whatever was necessary in as far as achieving our objectives is concerned. We have put in place a constitution.”