As one way of enhancing qualify of teaching and learning, The National Bank of Malawi (NBM) pls has bailed out the Catholic University of Malawi with K7.5 million which will enable the institution to purchase academic resources.
Speaking during the handover event, the Vice Chancellor of Catholic University of Malawi, Father George Buleya commended the National Bank of Malawi for the gesture saying that it has proved to be a trust partner indeed.
He explains, “The donation of K7.5 million will assist us in acquisition of books and other teaching aids that will improve the quality of learning here. We are very happy to receive this donation towards support of our Library resources.”
Buleya added that Catholic University of Malawi is looking for funds in the region of K200 million to meet the intended target.
“Thus we take National Bank donation, timely and a huge step towards fulfilling the goal,” added Buleya.
Catholic University of Malawi Director of Academic Affairs Rev. Father Wilfred Sumani said NBM financial support will help fill up five standard library shelves with prerequisite textbooks.
In his remarks, NBM’s Head of Corporate Banking,William Chatsala, said the bank’s commitment towards various initiatives including those in education sector will be sustained.
The bank assured the gathering that it allocates 2 percent of its profit after tax to various courses, yearly.
“Education is a key sector and we give it priority year in year out. We pledge our commitment to courses of this nature that make a difference,” said Chatsala.
CUNIMA disclosed that it is also reviewing its curriculum so that it matches with the prevailing demands on the job market.