In 2017 FDH Bank Commitment of MK 62.5 million to support 10 students studying at Malawi University for Science and Technology (MUST). William Mpinganjira, deputy general manager of the bank, said the funding will be used to support students while they are studying at MUST.
William Mpinganjira pointed out that in addition to the scholarships, FDH Bank also offered internship opportunities to 10 MUST students. He said the move shows the bank’s commitment to assist the Malawi government in advancing the education sector.
As a native Malawian financial institution, FDH Bank prides itself on pursuing strict corporate social responsibility strategies and giving back to local communities. William Mpinganjira urged the beneficiaries of the program to seize this important opportunity and pursue academic excellence. Mr. Mpinganjira said he was confident that he would return in a few years and attend their graduation ceremonies with the students.
Address Malata, Vice Chancellor of MUST, thanked the FDH Bank for the generous donation. She said that it made her very sad to see students in need fall behind due to a lack of funding for food and other basic needs.
Chisomo Kanthanga, student at MUST Medical Microbiology, praised the FDH Bank on behalf of the students for helping the students. He promised that the group would work hard and behave responsibly while studying at Malawian University.
About Malawi University of Science and Technology
MUST was established by a Malawian law of parliament in 2012 with the general aim of promoting development, technological innovation and the application of science to support micro- and macroeconomic development across Malawi.
MUST was founded with the vision to create a world class center for technological and scientific research, education and entrepreneurship. MUST supports its students by providing a conducive environment for quality education, research, training and entrepreneurship and by offering a full range of outreach activities
The first cohort of students to enroll at this leading Malawian university was admitted in April 2014, but not until September 24thth October 2014 that the learning facility was officially opened by His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, the former President of Malawi.
MUST include four operational schools:
- Ndata School for Climate and Geosciences (NSCES)
- Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Bingu School for Culture and Heritage (BISCH)
- Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)
MUST welcome international students. This leading university provider has joined the country’s development efforts. MUST work with educational institutions and research centers in Malawi and internationally to expand its reach far and wide.
The university carries out extensive public relations and research activities. In 2016, MUST became the first Malawian university to host a science camp for girls. In terms of research, MUST students and staff have collaborated on numerous insightful projects and published articles in prestigious journals.
MUST’s moto is: Where excellence rules. The core values of the university are commitment, integrity, professionalism, openness to diversity, competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. During their studies at MUST, students will have the applied skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to develop innovative technologies at local, national and global levels.
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