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President Rupiah Banda urges graduates to be innovative

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President Rupiah Banda urges graduates to be innovative

Former President Rupiah Banda has urged graduating students to take advantage of government empowerment programs to create jobs. Mr Banda who is also Cavendish University Zambia Chancellor says he expects students to create jobs for themselves and others using the existing programs as not everyone will be employed.

He says students should be innovative and contribute to the development of Zambia. Mr Banda also says the challenges that the Covid-19 has brought requires a change of mindset from graduating students.

Mr Banda says Zambia will only progress if citizens decide to take part in national development. He said this during the 13th virtual graduation ceremony for Cavendish University Zambia in Lusaka.

Mr Banda urged the graduates to promote the one Zambia one nation motto and the spirit of entrepreneurship. He further said Zambia should not be divided because of religion and tribe. And Cavendish University Zambia Vice Chancellor Welani Chilengwe urged students to make a difference in society.

Meanwhile, the guest of honour Mbita Chitala urged graduands to be resilient. Dr Chitala praised the University for managing to graduate students despite the effects of the Covid 19. ZNBC’s Tom Njovu graduated with a Degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations while Hector Simfukwe was the best graduating student in the same programme.

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Project Management.

-Znbc

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