2015 Graduation – 15.05.2015 Great Hall Chancellor College
Appropriately for a Malawian Theological College that is affiliated to the University of Malawi, our 2015 Diploma in Theology graduation was again held at the academic heart of Malawi: the Great Hall of Chancellor College. A total of 165 of our Diploma in Theology students graduated. The students came from all of our teaching centres: Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Graduation is always an exciting event and especially for our distance learning students. This is a time when TEEM’s affiliation to the University of Malawi is most real for the students as they graduate in the same venue where most University of Malawi students graduate. They attend their classes in our Regional Centres but then come to graduate at Malawi’s most prestigious university: The University of Malawi – Chancellor College. Our guest of honour was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Malawi Prof. A. Mtenje. We were also blessed that the Principal of Chancellor College: Dr Richard Tambulasi as well as the Registrar of the Board for Theological Studies, Rev. I Malongo attended our celebration.
The Graduation is a significant event in its own right as it is the celebration of four years of hard work as well as a celebration of the perseverance of our graduates. We all know that Distance Education is more demanding on the students as they combine their work life, their family and their studies. Yet one great advantage of distance education is that learning takes place in the environment in which it will be applied and that is a great advantage for the learners.
This is what one of our students, Mrs. Ruth Chatelera, said about her time with us: “I thank God Almighty for the chance of studying with TEEM. I have just graduated with a Diploma which is affiliated by the University of Malawi. TEEM has assisted me to upgrade myself and I am studying for my Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity (BD). My dream is to have a PHD in Human Resource Management.” Theological Education is indeed empowering the people of the church in the many areas of life and ministry!
Click here for some pictures: Graduation 2015 Gallery