India commended for Human Capital Development in Malawi

By Durrell Namasani

Deputy Minister of Education, Nancy Chaola Mdooko has applauded the government of India for complementing Malawi on human capital development through the provision of scholarships by Indian universities to Malawian students.

Mdooko made the remarks today in Lilongwe during the graduation ceremony of students under Government of India’s scholarship online programme which was organised by the High Commission of India to Malawi.

Deputy Education Minister Nancy Chaola Mdooko
Indian High Commissioner to Malawi, Shri Gopalakrishnan

“From a human capital development perspective, this day is very important because as a nation, we have created a new capital that can contribute effectively to the achievement of the aspirations of the Malawi 2063,” she said.

The Deputy Minister added that what India is doing is in line with the aspirations and thematic objectives of the National Education Sector Investment Plan (NESIP)  2020 – 2030, through which the Ministry seeks to increase equitable access to higher education through the implementation of a number of strategies including increased participation of private sector as well as government partners in offering higher education.

“In this regard, the Government of Malawi appreciates the unwavering commitment that the Government of India has demonstrated to our country through various capacity-building programmes since the establishment of our diplomatic relations 60 years ago,” she added.

Speaking earlier, Indian High Commissioner to Malawi, Shri Gopalakrishnan expressed India’s commitment to supporting Malawi in its quest to attain the Malawi 2063 through capacity building by providing scholarships in different fields.

Among other disciplines, the graduands were awarded Masters of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, Masters of Computer Applications, Masters of Business Administration,  Masters of Commerce – Financial Management, Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Bachelor’s of  Computer Science and Postgraduate Diplomas in Finance and Accounting, Business Analytics and Intelligence as well as in Non-Governmental Organisation ( NGO) Management.