AbdulRaheem Mphaya, a fresh graduate from Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) has challenged Muslim youths in the country to work hard in their studies if they want to be good ambassadors of Islam.
Mphaya who graduated with a Distinction in a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) made the remarks in an interview with Muslim Media Agency on the sidelines of a graduation ceremony held last Wednesday at the University of Malawi’s Great Hall in Zomba.
“Young Muslims should have a strong desire to get themselves educated when they have been presented with a chance to do so,”
“I urge all the Muslims students to push beyond limits , because just like everyone else, Muslims are very capable of attaining academic superiority and excellency,” Mphaya told Muslim Media Agency.
The fresh graduate said he was admitted to study pharmacy at KUHeS formerly known as College of Medicine (CoM) in 2017.
According to Mphaya, pharmacy is a medical profession in which pharmacists are entrusted with a duty of ensuring the public health well being by providing various medicine related services to patients and other clients.
On his secret to pass with flying colors, Mphaya said he always believed that hard work should be combined with prayers.
“When you put these two together, you are more likely to succeed,” he said.
The top class graduate said pharmacy as a program is important to the modern Malawi in the essence that these days, usage of medicines and vaccines have become an integral part of the modern life.
“Therefore, pharmacy is there to make sure that these medicines are being used appropriately and safely. On the other hand, pharmacy will help me to have a sense of importance by directly helping the community with the knowledge I have acquired during my years of study,” he said.
Mphaya says to succeed as a pharmacy student, a high degree of discipline is a must.
He adds; ” To follow in my footsteps, people should work hard, have faith, and be dedicated to achieving excellency on top of the discipline which I have already mentioned.”
Mphaya disclosed plans to further his studies in the future.
“Of course, my plans are to go further with my education beyond the Degree, to sharpen and upgrade my knowledge and qualifications. However, these ambitions will depend on the availability of opportunities and most importantly, the will of Allah,” he said.
Before joining Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, AbdulRaheem Mphaya was at the Lilongwe Islamic Secondary School (LISS) for his ‘O’ level education.