By Senior Business Editor
The Tobacco Commission (TC) has presented a K2.5million cheque to bail out needy students who wanted financial assistance for their tuition fees at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).
Speaking during a cheque presentation on Tuesday at Bunda campus, TC Director of Human Resources and Administration, Evans Chilumpha, said his company was moved by the appeal from students who wanted a helping hand to meet their financial obligations to the institution.
“We are joining hands with other institutions to ensure that no university student fail to complete their studies due to financial challenges,” he said.
Chilumpha said it is through the joint efforts that they will be able to shape the future of Malawi.
He observed that if some students fail to complete their studies , an institution like TC will not be able to operate effectively because it mostly requires personnel that are experts in various fields of agriculture.
LUANAR Council Chairperson, Professor Zachary Kasomekela said the financial support from TC is very important and critical to the needy students at the institution.
“We have many students that are needy, they do not have any source of income but they do very well in class,” he said.
Kasomekela said the assistance will now put some of the needy students on the rights track to study.
A representative of the needy students, Andrew Makayika expressed gratitude to the company for assisting them with the financial support to continue with their education.
The university has almost 500 students who need financial support for their tuition fees.