June 13, 2024

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By Nganati Wa Nganati

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has reiterated his dedication to the development and strengthening of institutions of higher learning and the implementation of policies that promote innovation.

Chakwera was speaking at the first Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences Congregation at MUBAS campus in Blantyre, where he was also installed as the University’s Chancellor.

The president disclosed that his administration has increased upkeep loans for students in public institutions from 350,000 to 560,000 per student as he had earlier promised.

Chakwera said the congregation marks a significant shift from training young people to occupy officer posts to equiping them with the technical expertise to be industrious, contributing to the country’s development through their innovation and enterprise.

Citing the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Chileka Likuni road under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Lilongwe industrial park,  Chakwera said the numerous development projects across the country need the innovative skills of the graduates.

“We need to have innovators now not the future as you are the leaders Malawi needs today to build the future,” he remarked.

In her remarks, Professor Nancy Chitera who is Vice-Chancellor of MUBAS commended President Chakwera for his dedication to the promotion of high-quality education in the country.

She said the university is positioned to contribute to the Malawi 2063 vision in the areas of agriculture productivity and mechanisation, industrialisation and urbanisation.

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