National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc on Friday donated K2 million towards a two-day International Conference on Higher Education to be held from June 24 to 25 in Mangochi.
Speaking in Lilongwe during the symbolic cheque presentation, NBM plc Gateway Service Centre manager Tawina Malata said the bank, as a beneficiary of higher education through the staff who graduated from various institutions, believes the conference will help to improve higher education standards in Malawi.
She said: “We thought it wise to sponsor this conference because we know that whatever will be discussed there, will help to bring forward high quality graduates which we will benefit from through employment.”
Among other things, issues of equitable access and retention in higher education; quality assurance; financing and industry engagement; gender and the impact of Covid-19 on higher education will be discussed.
Speaking after receiving the donation, Natural Resources College director Moses Chinyama said there will be presentations, including access to higher education, equity gender, as well as Covid 19 and its impact on higher education in the country.
This is the second conference on higher education, and it has been organised by the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Universities and Colleges Association of Malawi; National Commission for Science and Technology and the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board.