MDI First Cohort Graduates

Part of the graduation event Part of the graduation event - pic courtesy of MDI

Mulanje Development Institute (MDI) on Friday graduated its first cohort with a call for the graduates to utilize skills and knowledge acquired during their two year stay at the college.

The cohort had twenty students.

The College’s Registrar, Jay Nachipo challenged the graduates to raise the institution’s bar through their exceptional performances and good behavior at their work places.

“Join NGOs, institutions, companies even community organizations on voluntary basis and share with them your knowledge and skills for you to gain experience,” said Nachipo.

He advised the graduates to be job creators not seekers.

“You are going into a society with less employment opportunities and think of creating job opportunities for yourselves and others,” said the college registrar.

Yvonne Masikini, who is a member of Trade Advisory Committee of Technical Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) was the guest of honour during the graduation.

She challenged the graduates not to be contented with the Diploma, but upgrade to degree, masters and PhD.

“The papers (diplomas), knowledge and skills you have obtained from this institution should help you as an individual, your family and your community and that directly means contributing to the country’s development,” said Masikini.

She applauded MDI management for registering the institution with TEVETA.

Memory Gowa, the graduates’ representative, attributed their success to God, their parents and the school management.

“We will not disappoint you and I would like to assure you that we are going out to add value to the nation,” said Memory.

The students graduated with diplomas in community development and social work, nutrition and food security, and pubic heath.

MDI was opened last year by three fresh Malawian graduates.

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