The Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University of Malawi Rev. Fr. Dr. George Buleya has advised the newly enrolled generic students for the 2022 March Intake to consider their education as the primary issue being found at the University.
Speaking during the orientation programme on Tuesday, 29th March 2022 for the first-year students who have been enrolled in the various programmes of study, Fr. Buleya urged the new students to work hard in their studies for them to graduate with the University.
“Make use of the Investment that your parents or guardians are making in you. The primary issue here is education, other things must come later,” said Father Buleya.
The Vice-Chancellor further urged the students to be prayerful arguing that they must have the love of God while they are young.
“Have time for prayers, for those that are Catholics, we do have Mass each day at 6 am, for those that are not Catholics, please, we have Churches around find time and congregate with others” He added.
Concurring with the Vice-Chancellor, the Director of Academic Affairs, Rev. Fr. Dr. Wilfred Sumani urged the students never to miss classes to avoid being repeating semesters due to failure in academic courses.
“Challenge yourself that you will complete the programme you have been selected to study within the period that you’re supposed to complete,” said Father Sumani.
Fr. Sumani then disclosed that the University has a system that monitors the class attendance of each student as a way of ensuring that they are attending classes.
The Catholic University of Malawi has selected 1341 out of 2588 generic students to study various academic programmes being offered, representing a 51.8 percent enrollment rate.