The donation was handed over by ICAM President, Chiwemi Chihana whilst Deputy General Secretary for Livingstonia Synod, Reverend Joseph Mwale received the K1.2 million cheque on behalf of UNILIA.
Chihana said the gesture is part of the institution’s cooperate social responsibility which among others looks towards contributing to the education of girls and women in the country.
He is optimistic that the aid will in one way or the other incite the corporate world to venture into accounting profession.
“The accountants you see today did not come from any where they rose from various institutions including University of Livingtonia, we want the graduates from this college and world over to as well consider doing accounting when they graduate,” observed Chihana.
He however noted with concern that most females are not coming fourth to do accounting courses saying it is not less than other professions they would pursue in life.
On its behalf, the University through CCAP Deputy General Secretary, Reverend Joseph Mwale said the input compliment its efforts in providing quality services in the country citing education in this matter.
“The administration is overwhelmed with the cash, support and everything coming in for the girl’s hostel construction project, frankly speaking this weakens the burdens on us and we are appealing for organizations to borrow a leaf,” said the Deputy General Secretary.
Meanwhile, Principal for the UNILIA’s Ekwendeni Campus, Reverend Matiya Nkhoma said the University decided to expand through construction of such facilities to ease the hiccups female students face at the college.
“Some of our students stay long distances to the college, 1 km, 2 km or even 3 which somehow affects their lectures and study time,” said Rev. Nkhoma.
University of Livingtonia originated at Khondowe, Livingtonia in Rumphi district in the year 2000, with its quick growth; the institution was forced to move some of its programs to Ekwendeni in Mzimba district’, another base for the University.
The construction of the 26 roomed girls started mid June this year and if resources come its way it is expected to finish in December this year.