By Franklin Mtambalika
Minister of Youth and Sports, Richard Chimwendo Banda, has vowed to lobby for the revision of a policy governing operations of the Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board to allow students pursuing certificates and diplomas access educational funding through loans.
The minister announced this on Saturday at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (NRC) campus where he presided over a fundraising event for over 100 students who are on the verge of dropping out of school due to lack of tuition fees.
According to Chimwendo Banda, all deserving needy students should have full access to the funds regardless of the level of education they are pursuing.
Meanwhile, Banda has promised the country’s youth that he will take up the ambassadorship role to lobby for the formulation of a necessary policy which will help in the process of accommodating the needy students currently struggling to chase their academic dreams.
He made a donation OF MWK500 Thousand towards the noble cause.
Speaking at the same event Ngawera Chatata, managing director for Thanthwe farms who inspired the students with her motivational talk, defined the students as those with high potential and just needed a push to excel in their studies.
Chatata also challenged the students to be more long-term focused by being organized in setting up businesses whose retains can help support their education.