By Evance Chisiano MANA
Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima on Saturday took part in the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) fundraising golf tournament at Blantyre sport club where he later presented scholarships to MUST needy students in line with the tournament’s theme, ’Come back to Campus and Stay.’
In his speech, Chilima said government is committed in promoting the welfare of needy students so that they should continue with their higher education.
The Vice President also hailed commercial banks and other individual for responding to the ‘Come Back to Campus and Stay’ drive and Adopt a Student campaign.
MUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Address Malata said the golf tournament was meant for 50 students that withdrew and never come back.
“This golf tournament is for those that are struggling in the campus, needy students are faced with many challenges and this is why MUST is calling for adoption of needy students,” she said.
Professor Malata commended National Bank, Standard Bank, FHD Bank. Illovo Sugar, Smile life Insurance, Blantyre water Board, Northern Region water Board, Egenco, NBS bank among others for contributing towards the charity drive.
She then called on individuals to adopt a student and sponsor their education until they complete their education at MUST.
Malata commended people like Rosa Mbilizi, legislator for Blantyre City, Noel Lipipa and former Blantyre MP for Blantyre Kabula, Rashid Gaffar who adopted MUST students.
Principal Secretary for Basic Education in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Rachel Chimbwete Phiri said the ministry appreciates the corporate world’s response and further hailed other individuals for demonstrating humane gesture towards the call to help the needy students to complete their tertiary education at MUST.