9 September 2016 Last updated at: 7:15 AM

BIU graduates 260

The Blantyre International University (BIU) on Thursday awarded degrees to 260 graduates at a graduation ceremony which took place at COMESA hall in Blantyre.

The graduates were from the university’s 12 academic programs and were awarded upper second class, lower second class and pass degrees but no student scooped a distinction.

Delivering his speech, Chancellor for BIU Professor Charles Lemson Chanthunya encouraged the graduates to trust themselves and trust their knowledge and analytical ability.

“We are relying on you to be exemplary, I strongly encourage you to trust yourself, trust your knowledge, skills and analytical ability but more importantly trust your morals, ethics and dignity you need to believe you can make a difference and believe you can achieve,” said Chanthunya.

A cross section of the graduates.

A cross section of the graduates.

In his words, guest of honour at the event Charles Asiedu who is the managing director for Ecobank encouraged the graduates not to prioritise money when they get employed but rather to prioritise work since work comes with many benefits.

He further advised them to use the skills they gained at the university to venture into entrepreneurship and not to rely on getting employed since there is high unemployment rate in the country.

Established in 2008 Blantyre International University has so far contributed to the Malawi and other countries over 1,200 graduates.