Standard Bank Limited on Friday donated books worth K2.6 million to Mzuzu University (Mzuni).
Speaking during the function at the campus, Mzuni vice-chancellor Robert Ridley said a university library is valued when it has a section for local publications.
The publications included books, government documents, theses and others.
“A library is a heart of an academic institution. It is a special part of the university that has to be protected and boosted,” said Ridley.
Standard Bank head of information technology William Nuka said the bank values the education sector in the country because it directly benefits from the sector through human resource.
He said the bank has also employed a number of graduates from Mzuni who have proved to be efficient.
“We believe education can make our lives better and through promoting quality education, we can empower people, and transform mother Malawi,” said Nuka.
Fire destroyed the university’s library in December 2015 and books worth millions of kwacha were lost.
Among the books burnt were those in the Malawian section, a portion that gives a library an identity of being in a particular country.