Acting UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Profeessor Bizeck Phiri has expressed excitement on the good academic performance of the 17 awarded students in the school of Engineering. THE University Of Zambia School Of Engineering has awarded 17 students for their best academic performance.
Speaking at the awards ceremony at the School of Engineering’s Annex building, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Bizeck Phiri said UNZA is committed to providing educational opportunities to talented students from a range of backgrounds and delivering research with a practical benefit to society.
He urged the awards recipients to cultivate their talents and move from being merely talented to being successful and from being merely good to being great.
Prof. Phiri advised the students to continue with their hardworking spirit in order to become great people of significance in life.
“By obtaining the prizes here today, you are talented but you will have to understand that to go from merely having talent to achieving, from good to great and from great to success, you will have to learn the art of managing yourselves”, he said.
He further told the awarded students that by embracing the important attributes of going forward, they will be prepared for a visibly outstanding academic and professional Engineering career.
Prof. Phiri had also commended the staff in the School of engineering for once again showing great skill, commitment and enthusiasm throughout the year in guiding students to achieve their full potential.
“Our student awards events are always a source of pride for staff and students alike and celebrate the efforts of each and every member of our University community including those who have excelled”, he added.
And Airtel limited awarded Longwe Masiye for best graduating student in Telecommunications Engineering and Samenda Cephas for the best graduating student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with the best project results while MTN Zambia awarded Chilufya Chitindi for the best graduating female student in Telecommunication.
Several other sponsors came on board to award the deserving Engineering students.