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15 September 2017

Blantyre International University Students on Two-Week Class Boycott

Students at Blantyre International University (BIU) have agreed to boycott classes for two weeks following the college’s failure to adhere to conditions of accreditation from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). Read more

Britain Commits to Enhancing Education in Malawi: 8 Chevening Scholars Leave For UK

British High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett has pledged his country’s continued educational support to Malawi to improve quality of education delivery. Read more

Mzuni Students’ Leader Tips Malawi Govt on Public Universities’ Self-Reliance

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Students’ Union Representative Committee president Wazamazama Katatu says government should offer public universities start up capital to enable them engage in business activities that can sustain the institutions. Read more

Standard Bank Malawi Launches K120mil Bursary Program for Public Universities

Standard Bank has unveiled a K120 million multi-year Bursary program for four public universities in Malawi. Each of the four varsities will receive K30 million in tranches split over the next three years. Read more

 

31 August 2017

Malawi University for Science and Technology Stands Out as Public Sector Reforms Register Progress

The Malawi University for Science and Technology (MUST) has emerged as the most outstanding institution in the implementation of the Public Sector Reforms Agenda. Read more

Malawi VP Chilima Unveils Jubilee University

Vice president Dr. Saulos Chilima on Saturday unveiled the Jubilee University in Lilongwe by stressing the importance of quality higher education to national development. Read more

Mpemba Staff Development Institute Concerned Over Low Civil Servant Enrollment

Staff Development Institute (SDI) has expressed its concern over the low government staff enrollment at its training institution especially from Chiradzulu District. Read more

Parliamentary Committee Visits Mchinji Teachers Training College Construction Site

Parliamentary committee members on education science and technology have applauded government for plans to establish a teachers training college in Mchinji. Read more

Poly Journalism Students Appeal for Support to Host Symposium

Fourth Year students for Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ) at the Malawi Polytechnic have said they need support from different stakeholders to enable them raise funds to host the 2017 symposium in October in Blantyre. Read more

University of Malawi Council Resolves Salary Disparity among Academic and Support Staff

The newly appointed University of Malawi (UNIMA) Council have reached an agreement with academic members of staff who were complaining of a 40 per cent salary disparity with other academic members of staff at the same grade within UNIMA. Read more

University Unbundling to Create Four Institutions

President Peter Mutharika has approved the splitting of the University of Malawi’s four constituent colleges into separate institutions – a move first mooted more than a decade ago. Read more

 

15 August 2017

Education Experts Hail Mutharika for Endorsing University of Malawi Delinking

Education experts have hailed President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for approving the de-linking of the constituent colleges from the University of Malawi (UNIMA), saying that would resolve long-standing governance and bureaucratic challenges. Read more

Mutharika Pledges More Jobs for Youth, Community Colleges Graduate Trainees

President Peter Mutharika has pledged to continue providing support to the youths through entrepreneurship trainings and provision of funds to help them venture into business. Read more

Students Hail Mutharika for Introducing Community Colleges

President Mutharika has been hailed by graduating students for the introduction of the Community Technical Colleges, his key campaign promises of training young people in technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills. Read more

Vice Chancellor Urges Academicians to Publish Books

Vice chancellor of the University of Malawi urged local academicians to develop interest in publishing books so as to mitigate the inadequate of teaching and learning materials facing the universities in the country. Read more

 

15 July 2017

Aford Says DPP ‘Blindfolding’ North Malawi on Cruel Quota System

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has hit at the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of ‘blindfolding’ northerners that it will abolish its controversial quota system. Read more

Malawi College of Accountancy Donates Textbooks to Chibavi CDSS

The Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) donated assorted textbooks for English and Sciences worth about K200, 000.00 to Chibavi Community Day Secondary School in the city of Mzuzu. Read more

Malawi Makes Education Strategy for Marginalised Children

Government has a National Inclusive Education Strategy aimed at giving quality education to the marginalized children who are mostly excluded and secluded in mainstream education. Read more

 

30 June 2017

Bedir to open University of Southern Africa in Malawi

Bedir Education and Medical Foundation Trust – Malawi will this September start offering tertiary education at its Kanjedza Office Complex in Blantyre. Read more

Govt, University of Malawi Resolve Salary Disparity Impasse: Strike Called Off

A deadlock between government and the University of Malawi (Unima) academic staff over salary disparities has been resolved and all Unima constituent colleges will resume normal functions, it has been confirmed. Read more

Minister Mussa Says 660 Students to Graduate from Community Technical Colleges

About 660 students from different community technical colleges in Malawi are expected to graduate in August this year. Read more

Mutharika Appoints New University of Malawi Council

President  Peter Mutharika has appointed a new University of Malawi (Unima) Council with Dr James Maida  as chairperson of the board. Read more

 

15 June 2017

Chancellor College Closure Worries NGO ‘There Is Hope’

A Non-Governmental Organisation based at the Dzaleka Refugees Camp in Dowa, There is Hope (TIH), has appealed to government, Chancellor College Student’s Union and the University Council to resolve their differences amicably to enable students go back to classes. Read more

Catholic University of Malawi to Hold Public Lecture on E-Voting System

The Catholic University of Malawi will this Thursday hold a public lecture on e-voting system using mobile phones. Read more

Mutharika Calls for Education Revolution in Africa: Addresses Oxford Union

President Peter Mutharika made history on Friday, by becoming the first Malawian President and second Southern African to address the Oxford Union, where he called for a “change in mindset” to fix historical wrongs of colonial education. Read more

Mzuni‘S Wazamazama Criticises State Of Education: Petition Against Mutharika Over Oxford University Address

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Students Union president Wazamazama Katatu used the a two-day Sixth All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference organised by the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) in Blantyre to criticise President Peter Mutharika and his administration on the state of education in the country. Read more

SA High Commission Raises Funds for Lilongwe University in Youth Day Celebrations: Mafikizolo to Perform

As part of South Africa’s youth, freedom day and Pan Africanist, Liberator Oliver Reginald Tambo (O.R Tambo)’s 100th birthday celebrations, South Africa High Commission and South African Business has invited Award winning Afro-Pop group Mafikizolo to perform in the country. Read more

Universities Should Open Debate, Says Malawi President Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika relived his academic days, when at Oxford University challenged that Universities should open debates that being stuck in historical battles that would not help in advancement of people. Read more

 

15 May 2017

College Remains Shut Despite Calls by Opposition, Students

A constituent college of the University of Malawi, which failed to open in March for the first semester owing to a lecturer pay strike, remains shut despite calls for government intervention from both the political opposition and students. Read more

Malawi Govt Hails Nkhoma University for Establishing Museum

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has commended Nkhoma University for their introduction of a museum which, they say, will contribute towards the culture of heritage in the country. Read more

Malawi University of Science and Technology to Launch Flag and Anthem

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) will soon launch its own flag and anthem as a branding process. Read more

 

30 April 2017

Chanco Students Petition Malawi President Mutharika Demanding Opening of College

Students from Chancellor College (Chanco) of the University of Malawi asked President  Peter Mutharika to immediately intervene on the ongoing strike by the college staff and open the school “as soonest.” Read more

High Court Block Malawi College of Accountancy Graduation Ceremony.

The High Court registry in Zomba  has stopped the Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) from holding its 2017 graduation ceremony. Read more

Institutions Hold Education Expo in Blantyre

Various institutions of higher learning were holding three day education expo at the trade fair grounds in Blantyre with students from various schools and parents patronizing exhibitions by institutions. Read more

Malawi Students Loans Board Collects K155 Million

The Higher Education Students Loans Board has collected about K155 million of the estimated K1.8 billion from beneficiaries of public universities loans. Read more

No Government Loans for Luanar, NRC Students

Hundreds of students at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) – Natural Resources College (NRC) campus—are being denied access to government loans from the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB). Read more

 

15 March 2017

Fallout over Unima Unbundling

In a debate whether to unbundle the University of Malawi and give autonomy to respective colleges, Unima vice chancellor has accused college principals of politicizing the issue. Read more

Government Urges Varsities to Promote Research

Malawi is not faring well in promoting research and knowledge generation in its academic system, among the country’s institutions of higher learning, government has admitted. Read more

Loan Board Rescues 38 COM Students

The higher education student loans and grant board has committed to pay tuition for 38 college of medicine students who were on the brink of withdrawing from their studies. Read more

Malawi College of Medicine Launches Basic Certificate Course to Equip Academic Staff

College of Medicine (COM), a constituent of the University of Malawi, has launched a one year Basic Certificate in Medicine and Health Science Education (BCMHSE) training course for lecturers at the college. Read more

University of Malawi Changes Chanco Opening Dates Over Academic Staff Strike

University of Malawi (Unima) has said Chancellor College (Chanco) in the eastern city of Zomba will not be opening on March 20 as earlier announced following the impending strike by the academic staff. Read more

Unima Unbundling Will End Bureaucracy

Education experts have said unbundling of university of Malawi would resolve long standing governance and bureaucratic challenges. Read more

 

15 February 2017

23, 000 Teachers Seeks Employment

Parliamentary Committee on Education Chairperson Elias Chakwera said 23,000 teachers who were trained for primary school teaching are still waiting for employment. Read more

Ex-Chevening Scholar Dates Lilongwe University of Agriculture with Professional Writing Skills

Chevening scholar alumnus, Chimwemwe Manyozo, this weekend dates the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) for a talk on how they can achieve in professional writing to seize opportunities. Read more

Mangochi Overwhelmed by ommunity technical college applicants

District Commissioner (DC) for Mangochi James Manyetera says the district has received an overwhelming response of youth applications to be admitted into the Mangochi Community Technical College expected to open its doors late next month. Read more

TEVETA, MANEB to Have Harmonized Curricular

Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocation and Training (TEVET), Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocation and Training Authority (TEVETA), Malawi Examinations Board (MANEB) and Trade Test Exams (TTE) boards have agreed to have a harmonised curricular as one way of tackling some of the challenges that the old systems had. Read more

University Of Stellenbosch Students Visit Malawi Ex-President Muluzi to Tap Knowledge on Leadership

Students from University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in South Africa travelled to Malawi and paid a courtesy call to former president Bakili Muluzi last Sunday at his BCA Hill residence where they wanted to tap knowledge on African leaderships from him. Read more

Varsity Hostel Bidders to Commence Negotiations with PPPC

The three firms that had shown interest to provide students accommodation in public universities to ease accommodation challenges will early March start negotiations with government. Read more

 

31 January 2017

Education Activist Welcomes the Re-Opening of Mzuzu University

Education activist has welcomed the end of an impasse between staff and management of Mzuzu University which will lead to the subsequent opening of the public university. Read more

Malawi Polytechnic to Finally Reopen Jan 30

The University of Malawi (Unima) Council has announced that polytechnic, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi is set to open for its 2016/2017 academic year by end of this month. Read more

Minister Mussa Launches Revised Tevet Curriculum ‘In line with Reforms’ Which Malawi Govt Is Undertaking

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says government will continue to prioritize skills development as a major contributor to the country’s social economic development. Read more

TEVETA Committed To Promoting Vocational Skills in Rural Malawi

Technical Entrepreneurial Vocational Education and Training Authority ( TEVETA) has said it is committed to complementing government’s efforts in equipping the rural youths with vocational skills  to ensure the energetic group effectively contributes towards economic growth of the country. Read more

TNM Mpamba Trust Helps Blantyre Teachers College Special Needs Students

Malawi’s integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has donated assorted learning materials worth K1 million to the Special Needs Section at Blantyre Teachers College. Read more

 

15 November 2016

CEDEP Blames Govt on Closure of Mzuzu University, Malawi University Of Science and Technology

The Center for Development of People (Cedep), a local non-governmental organization which protects and defends human rights of Malawians has expressed dismay to learn that two public universities namely Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Mzuzu University (MZUNI) have been closed down indefinitely. Read more

Malawi President Mutharika Under Fire Over Academic Crisis: Asked To Act On Public Universities Stalemate

Malawian President Peter Mutharika’s “total silence” on closure of public universities in the country has not pleased civil society groups fighting on the affairs of the youths in Malawi, which has called on authorities to resolve the disputes rocking them institutions and ensure that they re-open them forthwith. Read more

Malawi Science University, Mzuni Shut down Indefinitely

MUST was shut down “due to scarcity of water on campus” according to University registrar. Read more

Malawi Selected As Pioneer Country for Learning Generation Program: Kikwete Meets Mutharika

Global Education Commission has chosen Malawi as a pioneer country for the Learning Generation Program, President Peter Mutharika said after meeting Commissioner for International Commission on Global Education Opportunity, Jakaya Kikwete. Read more

Minister Blasts Universities’ Councils

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Emmanuel Fabiano, has blamed university councils for failing to resolve challenges at their institutions which has resulted in closures in some cases. Read more

Petroleum Importers Limited Commits to Quality Education

Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has made a donation of K100 million to go towards construction of a multipurpose hall at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar). Read more

 

31 October 2016

Court Okays Strike for Mzuzu University Staff, Threatens Return of Turmoil

The Industrial Relations Court on Tuesday granted Mzuzu University Academic Staff and support staff permission to proceed with their industrial action. Read more

Malawi Court Stops University College Fee Hike

The High Court in Blantyre has stopped the University of Malawi from effecting new college fees for Polytechnic. Read more

 

30 September 2016

285 Graduate at Catholic University of Malawi: VP Says Govt Committed To Promote Tertiary Education

Vice president of the republic of Malawi Saulos Chilima has said government is committed to promote tertiary education in Malawi. Read more

Fire Guts University of Livingstonia’s Ekwendeni Campus

The fire started around 10 am due to what is suspected to be an electrical fault. Read more

Mzuni Graduate Earns MBA Scholarship by UNICAF University and Nation Publications

UNICAF University in conjunction with Nation Publications Limited (NPL) awarded a Masters Business Administration (MBA) scholarship to a Malawian needy student. Read more

Poly Students Get Court Injunction against University of Malawi over Fee Hike

Students at Polytechnic in Blantyre have successfully obtained a court injunction stopping the University from hiking the tuition fees. Read more

Student Loans Board Demands Repayments From 1985

Malawi is implementing a law on student loans passed last year that will see more students in need of financial help at both public and private institutions receiving aid, while those who were assisted as far back as 1985 have been told to repay the money. Read more

 

15 September 2016

Chanco Students Angry Over Readmission Forms

Students Union of Chancellor College (SUCC) have expressed anger over readmission forms released by the college management outlining conditions students have to agree to in order to register when the college reopens. Read more

Evidence Against Mzuzu University Student on K2mil Fraud Too Good to Ignore

The State Prosecutor in the case involving Mzuzu University’s (Mzuni) student accused of defrauding the institution over K2 million says all forensic investigations that have been done so far are all pointing to the suspect. Read more

Malawi’s Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars Get a Warm Sendoff to UK

The British Charge d’Affaires, Martin Scales, and Minister of Education Science and Technology, Dr Emmanuel Fabiano on Thursday bade farewell to a group of Malawian scholars that is heading to the UK to study in various fields under the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships. Read more

Malawi Exam Administrators Fail to Account for K1bn

Malawi National Examination (Maneb) is failing to account for K1 billion which treasury released to administer the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations. Read more

Students Win Round One Legal Battle with University of Malawi

Students at the University of Malawi are in celebrating mood after the High Court dismissed an application by the university council to have the students injunction dismissed. Read more

 

31 August 2016

14 Malawians off to UK universities on Commonwealth Scholarship

Fourteen Malawians will this year be going to study in different UK universities for masters and doctorate degrees in a range of fields such as health, fisheries, electronics, and education, courtesy of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan (CSFP). Read more

Centre of Teaching Chinese Launches at University Of Malawi

Confucius Institute is a language school affiliated to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China aimed at promoting Chinese language and culture, support and facilitation of cultural exchanges. Read more

Chanco Students Leadership Faces Disciplinary Action

Students Union leaders at Chancellor College have been summoned for a disciplinary hearing following their recent violent protests against fee hike. Read more

No Rest for Mutharika: University Of Malawi Students Gang Up Against Him

His directive that fees at University of Malawi (UNIMA) constituent colleges fall by just K50,000 might have shown his sympathy for the students but the students have indicated they will not accept the cut no matter what happens. Read more

Poly Students Reject Mutharika K50 000 Fee Reduction: Fresh Demos in the Offing

Students at The Polytechnic in Blantyre, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), have rejected President Peter Mutharika’s offer to reduce the hiked fees by  K50 000 ($68).  Read more

 

31 July 2016

Chakwera backs #FeesMustFall Campaign of University of Malawi Students

Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera has put his weight behind the University of Malawi students who are demanding the slashing of college fees. Read more

Ex-Unima Students Join Fees Hike Battle

Former students of the University of Malawi (Unima) have blamed the council for hiking fees without considering the current economic woes in the country. Read more

Mzuni hits at Mutharika over University of Malawi fees hike as LUANAR registers 50% dropout rate

President Peter Mutharika has again been called to intervene in the University of Malawi (Unima) fees hike impasse by Mzuzu University (Mzuni) students who are arguing that his silence will worsen the already volatile situation. Read more

University of Malawi assess protest damage as Chanco opening hangs in limbo

University of Malawi (Unima) officials say they are assessing the damage at Chancellor College in Zomba following the violent protests over fee hike before a decision on its opening is made. Read more

 

15 July 2016

Bad News for UNIMA Students: Council Denies to Revise Fees Hike Decision

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) council has refused to bow down to students’ demand on the decision of fees hike to generic and mature entry students. Read more

More Students Demos: University of Livingstonia to Protests Fee Hike

Students of University of Livingstonia have faulted the university management for its decision to hike fees, saying the college offers low quality services. Read more

Mutharika Happy to be Honored with Doctor of Letters Degree by Addis Ababa University

The President said the Doctors of Letter Degree Honoris Causa he will receive from Addis Ababa University will have an impact not only on himself but also on Malawians. Read more

Scotland Gives Malawi K285mil to Train Psychiatrists at College of Medicine

Several students will undertake a four-year psychiatry course at Malawi’s College of Medicine and South Africa’s University of Cape Town. Read more

UNESCO Gives a Boost to Mzuzu University Library

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) got a boost to its library services after the Malawi National Commission for United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) handed over books and computers worth about K40 million. Read more

 

30 June 2016

Mzuni Students Demonstrate Against Albino Killings in Malawi

Mzuzu University Students on Wednesday demonstrated against the killings of people with Albinism in the country. Read more

UNIMA Students to Demonstrate Against Fees Hike

Students from University of Malawi (UNIMA) have disclosed that they will hold demonstrations against hiking of mature entry fees. Read more

 

15 June 2016

Kenyan Professor Heads Board for Fisheries PhD courses at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Professor from the University of Eldoret in Kenya has been elected first board chairperson for regional PhD programme in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Read more

Mzuzu University in a Fix over Fees Hike after Student Protest

Mzuzu University is yet to make a final decision on whether to raise college fees or not following students protest. Read more

Should Education be Expensive?

The recent announcement by the University of Malawi to hike fees for mature entry students has but ended any realistic chance for some Malawians of attaining higher education for free. Read more

Standard Bank Awards Scholarships to Outstanding Lilongwe University of Agriculture Students

Standard bank has awarded a K5.3 million to three outstanding Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Read more

 

15 May 2016

Malawi Community Colleges Receive China Backing

An eight member delegation is in the country to conduct a feasibility study for construction of five community colleges. Read more

Student Swindles Mzuzu University K2 Million Kwacha

Mzuzu University has reduced the amount a student allegedly swindled the institution by putting fake needy student on college bursary. Read more

President Orders Board to Approve All Student Loans

President has directed treasury to release additional resources that will accommodate the needy and deserving public university students. Read more

Synod Hits at Quota System

CCAP synod of Livingstonia has hit at government for continuing with university quota selection system, saying it has left out deserving candidates from the colleges. Read more

 

30 April 2016

Malawi Public Universities Agree to Have Union

Student from the country’s four public universities have agreed to have a public university student union to deal with challenges the institutions face. Read more

Poly Students in Fundraising Dinner and Dances

In an attempt to bail out needy students at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. Read more

 

15 April 2016

Back to Class as Poly Lecturers Call off Strike

Lecturers at Malawi Polytechnic in Blantyre called off an industrial strike and return to classes after a month long fruitless sit in. Read more

Encroachers Invade Mombera University Site

Encroachers have envaded Mombera University site in Mzimba as the place lie abamndone. Read more

Malawi Student Support Group Formed to Curb Drop Out at Universities

A group called student support has been formed to raise funds for underprivileged students who fail to pay their tuition fees and help them complete their education. Read more

University of Malawi Students Tipped on HIV Prevention as Condom Shortage Hits

Malawi’s youth and other sexually active groups are finding it difficult to access condoms in public hospitals. Read more

 

1 April 2016

Malawi Government Embarks on University Students’ Loan Recovery

Malawi government through the higher education students loans and grant board has embarked on the recovery of students’ loans that were accessed between 1985 and 2012. Read more

Malawi to Introduce Levy on University Education

The president of Malawi said the government will introduce levy to fund research and infrastructure in higher education. Read more

More Trouble at Poly: Council Snubs Lecturers Pay Hike

Polytechnic students will have to await a little longer to be back in class as the call by their lecturers for a 30% pay hike has been snubbed by the University Council. Read more

https://malawi24.com/2016/03/27/more-trouble-at-poly-council-snubs-lecturers-pay-hike/

University of Malawi Dons Demands a 30% Salary Hike

Lecturers at the Malawi Polytechnic, a constitutent college of University of Malawi has downed ools demanding a 30 salary increase. Read more

 

15 March 2016

Malawi to Have Its State of The Art University Teaching Hospital in 2017

Malawi will in December 2017 have its first ever state of the art 270-bed capacity University Teaching Hospital which is expected to attract high caliber specialists from outside the country and reduce number of referrals sent outside the country. Read more

 

29 February 2016

First Lady Awarded Degree From University of Malawi

The first lady of Malawi has been awarded a honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental management from University of Malawi. Read more

Former Academic Freedom Leader Arrested For Treason

Former academic and activist Dr Jessie Kabwila – who led academic freedom protests against Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika four years ago, when he was higher education minister – was arrested on treason charges last Monday. Read more

MP Calls for National Qualification Framework in Malawi Grassroot Colleges

Chairperson of the social community affairs committee has asked government to set up a national qualification framework for community colleges being opened across the country. Read more

 

15 February 2016

Another University in Malawi to open April

As the demand for university education is growing in Malawi. Blantyre Synod of church of central African Presbyterian is set to open its university in April. Read more

Egypt Awards Academic Scholarships to 16 Malawians

Egypt has through its embassy in Malawi awarded academic scholarships to 16 candidates who are expected to study various programs in different Egyptian universities. Read more

Kings College of London Donate Books to Mzuzu University

Mzuzu University received a donation of books values at K4.5 Million from Kings College of London. Read more

 

January 2016

Government Grants Loans to 373 Needy Students

The Malawi government through the department of Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESL&GB) has approved supplementary loans for 373 needy students. The loans will benefit needy students from both public and private colleges across the country. Read more

High Court Uphold Mzuzu University Student Suspension

High court in Mzuzu has upheld the suspension and other penalties which Mzuzu University handed to nine students. Read more

Lecturer’s Daughter among Needy Loan Beneficiaries

While some proven needy students have been left out and are appealing for assistance , it has emerged that a daughter of one chancellor College lecture ia among the 4474 students whose application have been approved. Read more

Old Mutual, Mzuzu University Awards Best Maths Students

For the third year running Old Mutual Insurance company limited in partnership with Mzuzu University awarded cash and material prizes to winners of the Old Multual Olympiiad at Mzuzu University. Read more

University of Malawi Graduates Develop Mobile Security Software

A mobile security system that alerts the user with a text message whenever there is an intruder or fire at their house has been developed. Read more

 

December 2015

Campaign for Female Education in Visit to Malawi Science University

Campaign for female education has been commended for motivating girls to perform well in science subjects. Read more

Malawi Aids Commission Takes 90:90:90 Targets to University Students

In a quest to popularize the 90:90:90 targets enshrined in the 2015-2020 National strategic plan, National Aids Commission is engaging University students to enlighten them on the target. Read more

Polytechnic Graduates Develops Security Software

Two graduates from The Polytechnic, a constituent college of University of Malawi have developed a mobile security system that alert user with a text message whenever there is an intruder or fire at their home. Read more

 

November 2015

Journalist Mzati Challenges MZUNI Arts Students to be Creative Veteran journalist and social commentator has challenged students pursuing degrees in various arts discipline at Mzuzu University to be creative. Read more

Malawi Parliament De-link Lilongwe University from ARET Research Station Malawi Parliament delinked Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources from two scientific research stations. Read more

Students Petition Government Over Lack of Loans Malawian students have petitioned the government to increase allocations to the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants agency, or HESLG, after some students failed to access loans due to inadequate funding. Read more

Total Malawi Awards 23 Polytechnic Students Total Malawi an oil and gas company has recognised and awarded 23 students from eight different programmes within the faculties of commerce and Engineering. Read more

 

October 2015

Africa’s Education Ministers Meets in Lilongwe Over Higher Education. Africa’s Ministers of higher education, science and technology as well as senior government officials are expected to meet to deliberate on specific actions required to improve the status of higher education in Africa. Read more

Low Female Students Intake at Malawi University of Science and Technology Malawi University of science and technology council chairmen asked female secondary school students to consider enrolling for science and technology programmes, saying they don’t want to become a boys only university. Read more

Malawi Universities Share Ideas in Inter-Varsity Debate Centre for free marketing enterprise organised an inter-University debate aimed at helping university students to come up with solutions to some of the problems the country is currently facing. Read more

Security Lapse at Mzuzu University Laptops Stolen in Hours A cloud of insecurity is hovering among Mzuzu University students following several registered cases of theft. Read more

Violence is Crippling University Education Malawi’s critical tertiary education will be crippled if students do not embrace non-violent ways of protesting and if administrators do not move away from executive arrogance. Read more

 

September 2015

Egypt Gives 15 Malawian Students Scholarship Egypt has through its embassy in Malawi awarded academic scholarships to 15 students who are expected to study various undergraduate programmes in different Egyptian Universities. Read more

 

August 2015

Poly Students Apologises Over Demonstrations: Want University of Malawi to Reopen the Institution. Students at the Polytechnic a constituent college of university of Malawi say sorry over recent demonstration which they organized following disagreement with management over allowances issue. Read more

 

July 2015

Kachebele Seminary Awards First Philosophy Degrees For the first time in the history of St Anthony Kachebele Major Seminary of the Catholic Church under the Episcopal Conference of Malawi 42 seminarians who have completed their three years philosophical course have been awarded with degrees of bachelor of arts in philosophy under the Catholic University of Malawi. Read more

Lilongwe University Launches Gender Studies; Diploma, Degree and Masters of Science Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources has launched post graduate and undergraduate programmes in gender studies following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the tertiary institution and ministry of gender, children, disability and social welfare. Read more

Lilongwe University to Start Issuing Bachelors Degree in Agroforestry Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Council has approved introduction of Bachelors degree programme in Agroforestry to promote conservation agriculture. Read more

Malawi President Mutharika Crowned Champion for Higher Education in Africa President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has underscored the need for African countries and Malawi in particular to prioritize higher education in order to make Africa a better place to live. Read more

Malawi University of Science and Technology for Systems Operation The Malawi University of Science and Technology has launched a policy document – Performance management System Handbook to ensure professionalism and efficiency in the university operations. Read more

 

June 2015

K200m Allocated for Mombera University- MPs Query Finance Minister on Malawi Universities. We have Mombera University and we are still discussing with people who are going to support us financially on this university. Read more

Of Malawi Education: Publish, Publicise and Perish The question of Malawian education system continues to be discussed, especially by prospective, current and graduate academics. Read more

Do Not Be Egg Shelled, Malawi Academia Told The legal issues commentator and Justice Link executive director has backed the remarks by President Peter Mutharika calling for University lecturers to concentrate on research and not commenting on public trivia. Read more

Time for Politicking is Over—College Members of DPP Executive committee member for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party from Bunda College of Agriculture and Natural resources colleges said time for politicking and misusing the youth is over and as future leaders they want to practice result oriented politics that aim to develop the country. Read more

NGO in Malawi Backs Government Abolishing Student Loan Programme The government has been commended for abolishing ‘universal’ university students’ allowances to introduce a loan scheme for deserving students. Read more

Cold War as Malawi University Dons Pres. Mutharika ‘Dubious Scholar’ Mutharika attacked university of Malawi (UNIMA) lecturers when he spoke on the role of lecturers during the UNIMA fundraiser to commemorate 50 years of its existence, a function which took place in the capital Lilongwe over the weekend. Read more

 

MAY 2015

President Urges Malawi Universities to Focus on Research and Innovation President Professor Peter Mutharika has challenged all universities in the country to engage in extensive research and publication arguing that a good university is recognised by its innovation. Read more

University of Malawi Students Disapprove Government Decision to Scrape off Upkeep Allowances Students from two University of Malawi constituent colleges has disapproved government announcements of abolishment of student allowances that will now be taken care of through student loan scheme. Read more

Mzuzu University Lab Students to Petition Malawi Government over Unemployment Mzuzu University Biomedical student association has warned it will petition government over a worrisome unemployment rate currently rocking lab technicians and biomedical scientists who have graduated in recent years. Read more

 

April 2015

University of Malawi to Engage PPP to End Accommodation Woes As University of Malawi celebrates 50 years of existence, the University plans to use Public, Private Partnership arrangement to build infrastructure in its constituent colleges. Read more

Malawi to Benefit from COMESA University With an aim to enhance the generation and dissemination of research related to regional integration, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Council of Ministers in its 34th meeting at the African Union Headquarters has agreed to establish a Virtual University that will work in collaborative initiative with a network of universities. Read more

Chimphamba Installed as Skyway University Chancellor Skyway University has installed Professor Brown Beswick Chimphamba as chancellor, as they conferred degrees and diplomas to first graduating 169 students. Read more

MZUNI Vice Chancellor Talks Tough on Students’ Discipline University of Mzuzu has opened for its April to July semester with Vice Chancellor making an unprecedented emphasis on need for students to uphold discipline. Read more

239M Laboratory Inaugurated at Malawi University of Science and Technology The Malawi University of Science and Technology will now be delivering laboratory session to students on campus. Read more

 

March 2015

Malawi Launches Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources President Peter Mutharika officially launched the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Bunda campus in Lilongwe district, with assurance of his government’s commitment to ensure that the institution realizes its dreams of becoming a world class university. Read more

Mutharika Unveils Plaque for Construction of Mombera University Mutharika said his government is committed to ensure that many people attain higher education in the country by constructing more universities. Read more

17,000 Students Apply for Varsity Education The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE), which is coordinating selection into public universities, has received up to 17,000 applications for the 2015/2016 intake. The number of the applications raises the potential of many students being left out as available intake level for the four public universities falls short of even half of those applications. Read more

Mess in Private Colleges Thousands of young men and women that have no secondary school qualifications are still able to access tertiary education as some private institutions still admit them into their systems without screening for such qualifications. Read more

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Malawi MPs Pass Bill to Increase Access to Higher Education Malawi Parliament has approved $50 Million loan authorization bill for government to borrow funds from World Bank to finance increasing access to higher education. Read more

University of Malawi Dumps Entrance Examinations After a period of mere speculation, the University of Malawi (Unima) Council on Friday formally announced that it was dumping University Entrance Examinations (UEE). Read more

Delayed Funding Threatens Doctors’ Scholarship Delays to process funding have put about 40 Malawian medical doctors on scholarship abroad at risk of expulsion from studies. Read more

Higher Education on the Move The number of individuals graduating with University of Malawi has shown a huge growth this year. Read more

Malawi MPs Disagree on Higher Education Student Loan Bill Malawi Parliament threw the higher education student loan bill back to its committee on education, science and technology after members failed to reach a consensus on effective handling of loans given to students. Read more

 

JANUARY 2015

Analysts For Review of Varsity Fees The government continues to heavily subsidise fees for thousands of students who were paying millions in expensive private secondary schools. Read more

University of Malawi Opens After Two Months’ Lecturers Strike The students of University of Malawi resume classes after the college closed following a pay strike by its academic staff. Read more

World Bank Youth Network-Malawi Engaged Zomba Prisoners in Career Talk As part of the program, the WBYN members encouraged prisoners to apply for university admission, supported prisoners in the choices of university programmes for their career. Read more

 

DECEMBER 2014

Chanco Shut Down Over University of Malawi Staff Strike Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi in the eastern city of Zomba, has been closed due to a strike by academic and support staff. Read more

Mzuni Sends 945 Students on Suspension. Lawyer Says Illegal About six hundred students at Mzuzu University have been sent on an indefinite suspension following dissatisfaction over insufficient meal allowances. Read more

Mzuzu University Set to Start Scholarship Fundraising Mzuzu University is set to embark on scholarship fundraising concert to assist needy and deserving students. Read more

Malawi Government Set Aside $2M for Mobile Science Labs Malawi has set $2M to purchase over 200 mobile science laboratories and kits for the 2015 academic year. Read more

Malawi College of Medicine Shut Down After Student Protest The College of Medicine, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, has indefinitely closed after students protest at the Blantyre campus. Read more

Malawi Institute of Management in Talks for Accreditation by NCHE The Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) is in discussions with the National Council of Higher Education to get accreditation. Read more

 

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