This morning I presided over the Malawi Adventist University graduation ceremony at BICC in Lilongwe. In my speech, I reminded the graduates that education or being educated does not mean looking down upon others.

“As you graduate today, you will meet people lesser educated than you but you will learn a lot from them. As they say, education is knowing that Tomato is a fruit but wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad,” I told them.

I further reminded them that good education with bad attitude becomes toxic – just as Theodore Roosevelt warned that: “to educate a man and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

I challenged them to go out there and become change makers, entrepreneurs, goal getters and risk takers.

I also thanked the Malawi Adventist University for complimenting government efforts in providing higher education to those who are unable to access it from public universities.

Once again, congratulations.

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