ON July 6, 15 Zambian graduates from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) received their BA diplomas.
The ceremony took place at the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering.
This is the first time a group of students from Zambia graduate from a Russian university as nuclear energy specialists.
The graduates in field of nuclear power and thermophysics were: Mabvuto Banda, Richard Vlahakis, Thandiwe Zulu, Chabala Kalenga, Machona Mbahwe, Nchimunya Mwiinga, Bertha Mumba, Morris Mungwalubilo, Mwenya Nachela, Mary Ngoma, Gershom Ngosa, Astony Katongo Nkausu, Victor Simangolwa, Humphery Simwinga, Taonga Chilambo.
Among the guests were representatives of Rosatom, professors and students of MEPhI, as well as representatives of the university from the Zambian side.
Training young specialists from Zambia in the field of nuclear energy will encourage the creation of innovative sectors in the country’s economy.
It is capable of improving the quality of education, creating new highly-paid jobs and the emergence of new specialists.
Vera Upirova, Rosatom representative, wished young specialists to find their way to professional success in the field and encouraged them to keep in touch with their university friends and professors, to remember them.
“Big well-done for striving and excelling”, joined Natasha B. Museba, State Advocate, Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Zambia.
Students also expressed their gratitude to the university.
“I give my best satisfaction to the university, they really helped us in different ways”, highlighted Morris Mungwalubilo, one of the graduates.