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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 

It’s barely a year since the bottom up budgeting system was introduced in the institute and now we see the management and staff of Don Bosco sitting again to make another budget, a second of its type. The members of staff listened attentively as the principal went through the philosophy of numbers, presumably it was not a complete black box for some staff members being not the first time such an activity was conducted in the institute.

In trying to be as democratic as possible, the outgoing Principal endeavored to make his explanations as clear and simple as possible so as to engineer informed contributions on the budget from the members of staff. This was done in the presence of the principal elect as he looked on attentively; this appeared as an initiation though.

Looking at this scenario, any discerning personality would extract from such a gesture a shared vision of the truth and not any kind of truth but Don Boscos’. Though the truth is one, it is perceived and realized through various means. So this sharing is not exclusive but inclusive, it’s beckoning others that “lets do it the Don Bosco way”.  A sharing of this kind can only spring from a self-disinterested figure that puts the mission of a society first and wants others to participate in realizing it.

The budget session continued on Friday, November 26, 2010 in which the financial officer/administrator guided the members of staff on how to go about preparing the 2011 sectional budgets. With few reactions/additions from the audience the session was closed to allow the sections prepare the budgets and meet for presentations the following Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 

Friday November 5th 2010 Don Bosco was celebrating annual graduation ceremony that took place at the college premises. 54 students graduated with certificates and Diplomas. These students were from Accountancy, Auto Mobile Mechanics, Construction, IT-Technician and Professional Computing, Tailoring and Designing, Electrical Installations, Catering and hotel Management.

 

A mass of people gathered on 5th November at Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute witnessing the issuing of the awards to 54, graduating. The ceremony was officially opened by the guest Of Honor Prof. A.G Phiri (Vice Chancellor of The Catholic University of Malawi) who granted the authority to raise the Malawian and Don Bosco flags.

There after the guest plus other visitors Mr. Luwambala (TEVETA CHAIR PERSON), Mr. Da-Costa (TELASTONE MANAGING DIRECTOR) just to mention a few went through a tour on the college campus to see the exhibitions prepared by the graduating students from different departments; Accountancy, Auto Mobil Mechanics, Construction, Electrical Installations, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Fashion Art &Beauty. He then went straight into   the principal’s office to sign, in the visitor’s book from where he went to join the line of the Tutors and graduating students at the multipurpose hall where Mafirika were entertaining the crowd.

At the ceremony the President of Students council Silvester Mwandila nicknamed (Obama) delivered his speech emphasizing on students welfare and coming together of the institute with the Catholic University so as to improve on the academics of the students.

On His speech Prof. AG Phiri said Education is very good for the nation mainly looking at how technology is advancing. He said a man finishes education when he has died. He even comes to conclude that Don Bosco is part of them. He also said that Catholic institutions should differ from the other colleges on moral values; this was to do with hard working in both the industry and the society.

As Mafirika brought their hit Don Bosco Abambo Achinyamata, Prof. A.G. Phiri could not help listening and watching but rather join to the grandaunts dancing showing his 19s…steps.

Few students were awarded prizes on different categories, Sports, discipline, Hardworking, Punctuality, Communicator and Best in Academics.

 The function opened and closed with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Michael Mbandama. And   the closing remarks by the master of ceremony Mr. Precious Chilupysa alongside Mrs. M Kisyombe.

 

By: Dickson Chagwa.

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 

 On 5th November Don Bosco College had an Annual Graduation Ceremony with 54 Graduates in Certificate and Diploma.

The Guest of Honour at the Ceremony was: Prof. A.G. Phiri (Vice Chancellor Catholic University of Malawi) alongside Mr. Luwambalo (TEVETA Service Centre Manager), Mr. & Mrs. Da Costa (Terrastone LTD) and Parents/Guardians of Graduating Students.

During the Ceremony the President of Students Council (Sylvester Mwandira), Don Bosco College Principal (Br. Walter), The Guest of Honour (Prof. A.G. Phiri) gave brilliant and heartening speeches

 THE SCHOOL BOOK HAS CLOSED… A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS.

A Certificate/Diploma is just a piece of paper… That will open countless doors.