30 April 2024

Call for action over university sex-for-grades allegations

Shocking allegations of “sex-for-grades” schemes plague Malawian universities. A powerful coalition demands action following years of reports detailing abuse and exploitation of female students. Disturbing testimonies reveal the devastating psychological toll of this coercion, prompting calls for a public inquiry. More


31 March 2024

2024 University of Malawi Congregation

MUBAS awarded degrees to 2255 students at their graduation ceremony in March. Over half (1269) were former Federal University of Malawi students. The Vice-Chancellor stressed the importance of graduates using their knowledge to address Malawi’s needs. More

NCHE wants more students to apply for selection into public universities

Malawian students looking to enter public universities are urged by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to apply online. Schools are prepared to assist with the application process, and NCHE encourages parents to support their children’s applications. However, an education commentator raised concerns about high tuition fees. More


31 January 2024

HE Institutions Struggle as Islamists Tighten Security Noose

An ongoing insurgency of armed Islamist groups is affecting educational and research activities in the northern regions of Mali, particularly Timbuktu and Gao. Read more

Man Fined for Operating Illegal Universities in Malawi 

A 55-year-old man identified as Gusto Gadama has been ordered to pay K3.4 million for operating two unregistered universities which are Cypress International Institute and Jerusalem University. Read more

UNIMA Hosts Jomo Kenyatta University Visitors

International collaborations have been a prioritized objective of the University of Malawi over the years. This priority aims to expose the institution’s students and staff members to diverse knowledge from around the globe and attract international students to study at UNIMA. Read more

UNIMA Receives Gadgets From Move Secure Africa.

In the swiftly advancing technological era, universities have embraced new learning methods through diverse online platforms. On January 4, 2024, Move Secure Africa donated two laptops, two headphones, and two routers, valued at MK4,600,000, to the University of Malawi. Read more

UNIMA Workers Complain About Unequal Allowance Hike

The University of Malawi Workers Trade Union (UWTU) has demanded clarification from the university’s Registrar on why the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for workers in top grades has unjustifiably been increased more than the allowance for the junior staff. Read more


30 November 2023

Attacks on Academic Freedom Recorded Across Africa

War-torn Sudan is one of the 30% of countries in the world with the lowest levels of academic freedom, where scholars and university students frequently face pervasive attacks and universities are denied autonomy, according to Scholars at Risk (SAR), a global network that campaigns for the right of academics – and students – to think and express ideas without fear. Read more

Mental Health Research Initiative Grows Pool of Scientists

Six universities in Africa are continuing an African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) to strengthen a network of researchers whose scientific work focuses on mental, neurological and substance use disorders (MNS). Read more

Mzuzu University Bus Involved in Accident 

Mzuzu University bus with students on board has been involved in a road accident at Kanduli this morning when the students were on a trip to Nkhata-Bay, One of the students who was on board has told Malawi24 that the accident was caused due to malfunction of brakes of the bus registration number MZ10315. Read more

Student Found Dead in a Room at Mubas 

A second-year student has been found dead in his room at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (Mubas). The student reportedly went missing on Saturday and on Tuesday night he was found dead in his room. Read more

Study Identifies Leaders in AI-Driven Healthcare Research

Although South Africa is in the third position of the top 10 productive countries in the world regarding artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare research in Africa after the United Kingdom and the United States, it has only one university – the University of Cape Town – included in the list of the top 10 institutions in the world. Read more

Year 1 Odel Students Assured of Quality Education

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) on November 6, 2023, welcomed its first year ODeL students (Cohort 3) through the opening of a weeklong orientation where they were assured of quality education despite mostly studying through online platforms. Read more


31 October 2023

A Day with the University Chancellor

Over the past years, the University of Malawi has been steadily growing, evidenced through the significant increase in student enrollment, from the initial 19 students at its opening to more than 10,000 students currently on campus. Read more

Celebrating the 99th Congregation

The graduation ceremony held at the University of Malawi between 11th and 12th October, 2023, brought joy to graduands and parents, and also brought delight to business professionals in the city of Zomba. Read more

Chakwera Expects New UNIMA Graduates to be Agents of Positive Change

President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday presided over graduation of 360 University of Malawi (UNIMA) graduands at the Great Hall in Zomba where he expressed hope that the new graduates will be agents of change in society where their knowledge and skills are required.  Read more

Chakwera Urges Varsity Graduates to Provide Solutions to Socioeconomic Challenges 

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has urged university graduates to be in the forefront to provide solutions to a litany of challenges affecting the nation. Chakwera highlighted food security, protection of the environment, combating diseases, containing locust invasions, … Read more

Five Students Expelled from University of Malawi for Cheating 

University of Malawi (Unima) has expelled five students for cheating in exams at the institution of higher learning.The five are Towera Mwathunga, the five are James Nyirongo, Mphatso Gande, Ned Chabwera, Blessings Sikelo, and Wanangwa Mkandawire. Read more

Fulbright Us Scholar Fulfills Steam Centre Dream at Must

Professor of Science at Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement in the United States of America (USA), Dr Zipangani Vokhiwa, has actualized his dream of setting up a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and STEAM (CAIST) at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST). Read more

Malawi University Students Get Nuclear Science Awards 

Three students from the University of Malawi have made history for winning a prestigious international nuclear science award.The International Atomic Energy and Agency (IAEA) has awarded the three University of Malawi students for their last month’s victory in a nuclear science competition. Read more

Ministry Hails Must for Caist Launch

Minister of Education, Honourable Kambauwa Wirima, has applauded the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) for being proactive in actualizing government’s aspirations to embrace cutting edge technology in the country’s development agenda. Read more

MOU Signing Ceremony Officiates Partnership Between Samsung Innovation Campus & Malawi University of Science 

At an official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Samsung has cemented its partnership with the Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) in an effort to expand its Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) programme into other African territories, starting with Malawi. Read more

Must Cultural and Research Innovations Festival Was a Success

Organisers of the maiden Cultural and Research Innovation Festival at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) held on September 29 and 30, 2023, have described it as a huge success. Read more

US Universities Help Malawi Establish First AI Center

Malawi launched its first-ever Centre for Artificial Intelligence and STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – Friday at the Malawi University of Science and Technology. Read more

Welcoming First-Years: The Legal Fraternity’s Warm Embrace

On September 25, 2023, the School of Law, Economics, and Government’s Law Section, one of the oldest and most prestigious providers of legal education in Malawi, warmly welcomed its first-year students who have been admitted to pursue the honors degree programme in law. Read more


30 September 2023

Boy With Six Points in MSCE Exams Doing Piece Works As He Plans For University

A 17-year-old boy who scored six points in Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) exams is engaged in piece works as he eyes selection to Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS). Read more

Chilima Applauds Corporates for Supporting MUST’s Back-to-Campus Fundraising Golf 

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has applauded various corporate companies and other individuals for responding to the ‘Back-to-Campus and Stay’ fundraising golf organised by Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), which aimed at assisting 50 needy students’ scholarships. Read more

Chilima Calls for Assistance for Public University Students

Vice President, Saulos Chilima, has asked Malawians to work together in assisting underprivileged university students in the country. Chilima made the call during a fundraising golf tournament organized by the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), aimed at assisting university students… Read more

EU Project Aims for Climate-Smart Agribusiness Graduates

A European Union-funded project that seeks to improve the teaching of agriculture entrepreneurship at African universities has been officially launched with a promise to revolutionise programmes with lessons from some of the best universities in the world. Read more

HE Demand Mounts, But New University Build Languishes

The Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA) country representative for Malawi has bemoaned the delays in completion of the new Mombera University, the construction of which is the focus of an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigation into misappropriation of funds lodged in December 2020. Read more

Nankhumwa Meets University Student Leaders Over Fees

According to Student Representative Council (SRC) president for the University of Malawi (Unima) Humble Bondo, the student presidents sought assistance from Nankhumwa since government is not doing anything on their request that the fees hike is exorbitant to students who come from poor background. Read more

President Pardons two Inmates to Pursue Qualifications

Two inmates, Father Msowoya and Kumbukani Mindiera, have been pardoned by Dr Lazarus Chakwera, the president of Malawi, so they can pursue higher education qualifications after the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) lobbied for their release. Read more

Two Prisoners Pardoned After Being Selected to University 

President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, has pardoned two prisoners who have been selected to to public universities in the country. The Malawi Prisons Services has identified the two as Father Msowoya and Kumbukani Mindiera. Read more


31 August 2023

Chakwera Says Graduates Should be Innovative 

President Lazarus Chakwera has emphasised on the need for university graduates to be innovative and create enterprises and industries in order to strengthen capacity of institutions and organisations. Read more

Exploits Students Yet to Graduate a Year After Completing Studies

Students who completed their studies at Exploits University in June last year have faulted the university for delaying their graduation. Read more

Governments Should Value the Teaching Profession

The education sector on the African continent faces various challenges, some of which always recur. They include funding, strikes and protests, poor education systems (the leading challenge), weak education policies and socio-economic issues. Read more

Kick-Off Meeting for AgrGROW Project

The Climate-Smart agropreneurship Education for Livelihood and Sustainability in Eastern and Southern Africa project (AgrGROW), funded by the European Union through its Erasmus+ programme will officially be launched during a week-long meeting of project partners … Read more

Luanar Students Say Fees Hike is Inconsiderate

Student Union President for Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) City Campus, Samuel Nyirenda, says the fees hike in most public universities is inconsiderate to students, many of whom were affected by the economic impact of Cyclone Freddy in the country. Read more

MRA, MUBAS agree to improve tax & custom

Working class people have a chance to gain knowledge in taxation following the introduction of a post graduate certificate course in taxation and customs at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences – MUBAS. Read more

MUBAS to Offer PG Certificate in Taxation, Customs

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop and deliver a Postgraduate Certificate in Taxation and Customs. Read more

Release of the 2022/2023 Public Universities Selection Results

… The Ministry of Education, with coordination from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) released the results of the undergraduate selection exercise into Malawi public universities. Read more

Unima Legal Clinicians in USA in Pursuit for Knowledge

Legal Clinicians of the University of Malawi, from the School of Law, Economics and Government are in United States of America for a two-week academic exchange program. Read more


31 July 2023

2023 University Selection: University of Malawi (UNIMA), MUBAS, LUANAR, MUST

2023 Admissions for University of Malawi (UNIMA), Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHES) and Mzuzu University (MZUNI),… Read more

BWB, UNIMA Sign MOU for Provision of Technical Assistance 

Blantyre Water Water (BWB) and University of Malawi (UNIMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) – an agreement of technical assistance which will allow BWB to be using UNIMA laboratories for water testing and also provide opportunity for the university’s students … Read more

Chimwendo Defends Public University Fees Increase

Leader of the House in Parliament Richard Chimwendo Banda has defended the increase in tuition fees by public universities saying the cost of operating universities is very high. Read more

Govt Releases 8000 Students to Universities

Ministry of Education has announced the release of a total number of 8,552 students selected into public universities in 2022-2023 selection results. In a statement signed by Secretary for Education, Chikondano Mussa, available to Nyasa Times on Tuesday, the figure represents 14.4 per cent increase… Read more

Luanar Increases Fees 

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has adjusted upwards the tuition fees for its undergraduate programs in all constituent campuses. Read more

Malawi Selects 8,552 Students to Public Universities

The Ministry of Education says a total of 8,552 students have been selected to six public universities in the country after 19,550 applications were submitted. Read more

Students Applauded for Excellence at Global Moot

Students from the University of Malawi recently participated the 15th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which took place at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more

UNIMA and BWB Forge Relationship

One of the features that make the University of Malawi to be a preferred higher education institution among many secondary school leavers in the region is the relationship that it forges with various organisations that represent the industry. Read more

UNIMA VC Attends 9th International Education Youth Forum

One of the strategies that the University of Malawi is aggressively pursuing as part of its internationalization drive is the engagement with various academics in the diaspora. Read more

Why Increasing Student Intake in Malawian Public Universities is not Enough?

The news that a total of 8,552 students have been selected for our six public universities this year is very encouraging. It is even more exciting to hear that this gargantuan figure represents the highest number of students selected to public universities in the history of harmonized public university selection. Read more


31 May 2023

MUST Commits to Work with New Students’ Representatives

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) management has committed to collaboratively work with new members of MUST Students Representative Council (MSRC) to discharge their duties diligently. Read more

UNICAF University and Zomba Vocational Training Center sign MOU

UNICAF University and Zomba Vocational Training Center have signed memorandum of understanding to allow Zomba vocational students to continue studies at UNICAF University. Read more


30 April 2023

Court Slaps University of Malawi Student With 22 Months Custodial Sentence for Theft

The Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Zomba, has sentenced a University of Malawi student to 22 months imprisonment with hard labour for theft on university campus. Read more

NBM Support to MUST Endowment Fund Bearing Fruits 

Bank of the nation, National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Plc’s K60 million three-year commitments towards supporting the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) Students Endowment Fund has started bearing fruits with K10 million profit made by now. Read more

TNM Boosts Public Universities’ ICT Infrastructure

Malawi’s pioneer mobile network and ICT services provider, TNM Plc, has invested in ICT servers for the country’s four major public universities and two technical colleges to improve their technology infrastructure and enhance the delivery of academic programs in ICT and telecommunications. Read more

UNIMA Student Arrested Over Theft 

A third year University of Malawi (UNIMA) student has been arrested for allegedly stealing laptops from fellow students. The suspect has been identified as Martin Kachigayi, 26. Read more

UNIMA Targets to Reach Enrollment Of 15000 By 2026 Currently at 11733 

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) – that was delinked from Malawi Polytechnic, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and the College of Medicine – targets to reach enrollment of 15,000 by 2026,… Read more

United States Provides $17 Million to Strengthen Higher Education in Malawi

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is investing an additional $17 million (approximately 17.5 billion kwacha) over the next five years to bolster higher education in Malawi. USAID’s new Transforming Higher Education Systems project, implemented by Michigan State University. Read more

US Government Invests $17 Million in Malawi’s Higher Education

The US government has shown its continued commitment to supporting the local education sector, through a 17-million-dollar investment in promotion of higher education in Malawi. Read more


31 March 2023

Chinese Program Inspires Malawian Students

Seeds for the Future, a youth empowerment program founded by Chinese tech giant Huawei has become a game changer for young people in Malawi. Since 2017, Huawei has managed to train 190 students in Malawi by equipping them with various skills, knowledge, and information … Read more

Education International Brings Support to Help Cushion the Impact of Cyclone Freddy

The global union federation representing educators worldwide has brought financial support using its Solidarity Fund to help students, teachers and education support personnel severely affected by devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Freddy in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique. Read more

IPOR Advancing Transformation of Malawi’s Higher Education

Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR) has said challenges-students face when enrolling and learning in public universities and struggling to find employment thereafter-raise serious doubts about the efficacy of the higher education system in Malawi. Read more

Malawian Woman Sues University of Zambian Over Master’s Degree

A Malawian woman has dragged the University of Zambia (UNZA) to court for refusing to award her a master’s degree despite the woman qualifying for the award. Read more

Malawian Woman Sues University of Zambian Over Master’s Degree

A Malawian woman has dragged the University of Zambia (UNZA) to court for refusing to award her a master’s degree despite the woman qualifying for the award. Read more

Malawi Artists, Creative Professionals Discuss Freedom of Artistic Expression

The workshop was attended by representatives from several ministerial departments and agencies responsible for the governance of culture, civil society organizations, university representatives, artists, and culture professionals. Read more

Mzuni and Unima Receive K79 Million in Grants from NCST

The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has supported Mzuzu University and Centre for Social Research of the University of Malawi (Unima) with 79 million kwacha to support the strengthening of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation. Read more

Student Mobility from Sub-Saharan Africa Could Double by 2050

Students from Sub-Saharan Africa are being recruited in their numbers and the competition is increasing, with indicators predicting that the region’s 430,000 outward mobile students will swell and double by 2050. Read more


28 February 2023

CAT, LUANAR Sign K14 Million Research Grant Agreement

The Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) have signed a $13,500 (about K14 million) research grant agreement to support six undergraduate students to carry out research on demand aimed at providing quick solutions to production challenges … Read More

Chakwera Assures Construction of Inkosi Ya Makhosi M’mbelwa University…

Students currently in secondary schools have every reason to smile following the announcement by President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera that construction of the much-awaited Inkosi Ya Makhosi M’mbelwa University will start in the 2023-2024 financial year. Read more

Chakwera Pledges Support for Graduates

Chakwera made the remarks on Friday morning, February 24, 2023 when he presided over the 16th congregation of University of Livingstonia which was held at Mzuzu Auction Floors in Lubinga. Read more

Huawei’s “Seeds for Future” Program Inspires Malawian Youths

Seeds for the Future, a youth empowerment program founded by Chinese tech giant Huawei has become a game changer for young people in Malawi.Since 2017, Huawei has managed to train 190 students in Malawi by equipping them with various skills, … Read more

IGG Probes Kabale University Over Staff Discrimination

The office of the Inspectorate of Government has instituted an investigation into the top management of Kabale University over allegations of discrimination in staff promotions, recruitment, and review of university policies. Read more

Malawi University Student Dies After Falling from Second Floor of Building 

Michael Mapanje, a second-year student at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), has died after falling from the second floor of a building at the campus on Saturday. Read more

MUST Offers Scholarships to 50 Genius Young Innovators

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has offered 51 scholarships to young innovators, some of them are in primary schools.This includes a 23-year-old Zomba student who has made a wi-fi using locally available resources. Read more

Science and Technology Commission Commits to Promoting, Nurturing Grassroots Innovations

National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has expressed its commitment to the promotion and nurturing of grassroots talent by providing technical and financial support to the innovators. Read more


31 January 2023

CDH Investment Bank Invests K60m to LUANAR Towards Strategic Initiatives 

CDH Investment Bank (CDHIB) has partnered with Lilongwe University of Natural Resources (LUANAR) by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an investment worth K60 million towards three strategic initiatives for the period of three years from 2023 to 2025. Read more

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more

Prisam Partners Domasi College to Train Private School Teachers

In a bid to improve professionalism of private school teachers, Private Schools Association of Malawi (Prisam) has ventured into partnership with Domasi College of Education who will start providing diploma and degree weekend classes to private school teachers at subsidised fees. Read more

RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities Admitted

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs, and other actors, especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. Read more

Science Must be One Key Driver if Malawi is to Fulfill MW2063 Agenda

For the country to achieve an inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation agenda – as enshrined in MW2063 vision – science has to be one of the key drivers and more importantly, girls have to be involved. Read more


31 December 2022

BRIDGIN Foundation Offers USD 6.8 Billion Grant to the Government of Malawi

The seven key projects targeted by the otherwise, too good to be true financing include construction, equipping and full operationalization of a high-tech Kamuzu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH) in Blantyre with satellites in Mzuzu, … Read more

Calls on Governments to Increase HE Funding Grow Louder

Africa’s youth has to be at the centre of the region’s clamour for economic transformation. This has been a clarion call from multiple policy and education platforms during 2022, the latest being the high-level Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, or RUFORUM, …Read more

Professor Adipala Ekwamu: A Science Ambassador of Note

Professor Adipala Ekwamu is one of the most influential figures in higher education in Africa today, having founded the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and serving as its executive secretary for nearly two decades. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa. Read more

UNESCO Launches Training on a Systems Thinking Tool to Promote Inclusive Education

To UNESCO every learner matters equally. The mission of its education sector is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Read more

UNIMA Bows Down to Employees’ Demands

University of Malawi (UNIMA) Council has reversed its decision to stop payment of retirement benefits to members of staff following protests from the employees. Read more

UNIMA Law Professor Appeals to Malawians to Read More Books to Broaden Knowledge

University of Malawi (UNIMA) law professor, Garton Kamchedzera, has called on the public to keep on reading books to be well versed with various issues of national and global importance. Read more


30 November 2022

ICT Students Challenged to Transform Malawi Through Technology 

Deputy Minister of Education, Monica Chang’anamuno (MP), has challenged ICT students in the country to leverage on the power of technological innovation to provide solutions that could help Malawi to expedite achievement of 2063 goals in key areas of Agriculture, health and digital traded services. Read more

Leadership Crisis all Over as University of Malawi Hold with Academic Calendar Vigils

As national demonstrations are all over the major cities of the country over lack of leadership in the Tonse Alliance, the leadership crisis seems to be spreading like a pandemic to other agents of the government, in this case, the University of Malawi, as students are staging massive vigils which have started today, … Read more

MUBAS VC, CHI Staff and Awardees

The Vice Chancellor of Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), Associate Professor Nancy Chitera, has urged awardees at Central High International to be confident, effective communicators and to have good character in order to succeed academically. Read more

MUBAS VC Energizes ICAM Professional Women

Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) Vice Chancellor, Associate Professor Nancy Chitera, has urged professional women accountants under Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) to consider themselves as capable professionals and remove fear of failure so as to become valuable leaders and achievers at their workplaces. Read more

MUBAS VC Inspires Central High International 2022 Awardees

The Vice Chancellor of Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), Associate Professor Nancy Chitera, has urged awardees at Central High International to be confident, effective communicators and to have good character in order to succeed academically. Read more

Ongoing Student Protest Causes University Closure in Zomba, …

Ongoing student protest causes university closure in Zomba, Malawi, Nov. 2. Heightened security likely, violence possible. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

University Closes After Students Protest Five-Month Holiday

University of Malawi management has temporarily closed the university following vigils which students have been conducting at the institution in protest over changes to the academic calendar, … Read more

University of Malawi Students Protest Over Plan for Just One Semester Per Year 

Students at the University of Malawi are protesting over the school’s decision to have only one semester per year, doubling the length of time needed for a degree. Read more


31 October 2022

Ecobank Donates MK5 Million to Support Underprivileged Students

Ecobank Malawi Limited has donated MK5 Million towards the Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) Endowment Fund to support under-privileged students’ tuition and research programs. Read more

Exploits University Come Under Fire

Exploits University has come under fire after revoking a former student’s degree because of a video in which she burned her degree obtained from the university. The woman has been identified Bridget Thapiwe Soko. She recently posted a video on social media showing her burning her degree because she has failed to find a job four years after graduating. Read more

Humble C Bondo Elected University of Malawi Students Union President 

The University of Malawi student body on Friday elected Humble C.S Bondo, a third-year public administration scholar from the School of Law, Economics, and Governance, as President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), formerly the Students Union of Chancellor College (SUCC). Read more

Jobless Graduates’ Frustrations a Call to Overhaul HE

African higher education planners have been urged to go back to the drawing board and design systems that would transform universities and polytechnics into attractive institutions that would educate the youth to become part of Africa’s industrial value chains and not for elitist non-existent jobs. Read more

K1.1 Billion Meant for Needy Students Looted at Loans Board

Over K1 billion has been looted at the Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) through dubious payments to ineligible students at an unaccredited university. Read more

MIM Blantyre Campus Moves to MPC College Facility

Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), whose head institution is based at Kanengo in Lilongwe, has moved its Blantyre campus to Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) college facility – formerly known as MultiCountry – opposite the Museum of Malawi at Chichiri. Read more

MUST Emerge Champions as its Dominates in Southern African University Regional ICT Cyber Initiative

Out of several teams that applied at African continental level for the Cyber 9/12 strategy challenge this year, only eight were picked, with the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) taking three of them and one of its team, Cyber Technophiles emerging champions. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

UNIMA Students Tour Rare Earths Project in Phalombe

Final year Students pursuing Earth Sciences at the University of Malawi over the weekend visited Songwe Hill Rare Earths Project in Phalombe where  thousands of tonnes of minerals will be extracted. Read more


30 September 2022

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) to Reward Quality, Applied Research and Innovation

SIRA recognizes and promotes excellent research and innovation which responds to Africa’s developmental challenges. Read more

Africa’s Economic Growth Depends on an Overhaul in HE…

The success of the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, will depend on the capacities of universities in Africa and science academies to produce adequate and broad-based experts in technology, research and development, as well as leadership in innovation policies, …Read more

Chaos for Universities in Malawi as High Court Grants Injunction to UNIMA Law Students

University of Malawi (UNIMA) law students were granted an injunction on September 1 by Zomba High Court restraining the University Council from implementing the establishment of five schools, asking for a judicial review first. Read more

Court Stops University of Malawi from Establishing 5 Schools in the University 

The High Court in Zomba has temporarily stopped the Council of the University of Malawi from establishing five schools in the University. The court has also granted permission to apply for judicial review against the decision. Read more

Governance Systems Can aid Seamless Leadership Transitions

Moments of leadership transition reveal much about the governance systems and processes in an organization. The more robust the institutional arrangements are, the more seamless the transition. Read more

Government Crackdown on Unregistered Private Institutions

The Malawian government has cracked down on 20 private universities and tertiary education colleges it says lack formal permission to operate, ordering that they close with immediate effect. Read more

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

Mzuzu University Faces Probe Over K1bnLlibrary Construction Money 

Acting Auditor General Thomas Makiwa says an investigation is underway on how the K1 billion public money meant for the refurbishment of Mzuzu University’s library was used. Read more

Networks are the Way for Universities to Influence Policy

If African universities want more of the knowledge that they generate from their research to be implemented, they should focus on building networks and alliances with institutions such as international and multilateral organisations and others whose word governments often pay attention to. Read more

Police Apologise to Unima Students Over Hostel Tear Gasing

Eastern Region Police has emphatically apologized to students at University of Malawi in writing for throwing teargas cannisters in hostels during the recent protests. Read more

UNIMA Students to Hold Protests Against ESCOM

Students at the University of Malawi in Zomba have written Chief Executive Officer of ESCOM, Kamkwamba Kumwenda, requesting the company to supply the university teaching area with stable 24/7 electricity arguing that the institution offers an essential service. Read more


31 August 2022

First Regional Cloud Ecosystem: Benefits, Challenges for HE

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is investigating setting up the first regional cloud ecosystem, laying the foundation to speeding up the process of digital integration among its 21 member countries in key sectors, including higher education. Read more

Malawi Education Minister Urges UNICAF Graduates to Serve Africa

Minister of Education, Agnes Nyalonje, has asked UNICAF graduates to see to it that they use the skills and knowledge they get from the university to serve Africa. Read more

Millions to go Towards Six Agriculture Research Centres

The World Bank and the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) have signed a grant agreement of US$10 million as part of additional financing for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence project (ACE II AF). Read more

MUST Introduces ‘Vice-Chancellor Young Engineer Fellowship’ to Nurture Young Innovators

Institute of Industrial Research and Innovation (MIIRI) at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), in collaboration with the Africa Drone and Data Academy (ADDA), has introduced an inaugural ‘Vice-Chancellor Young Engineer Fellowship’ …Read more

Promoting Integration of Farming and Theology in RUFORUM

This “Thought Piece” aims at appreciating RUFORUM’s initiative focusing on the incorporation of faith institutions like University of Livingstonia, which appreciate the integration of their operations with theology. Read more

RUFORUM Board Appoints a New Executive Secretary

Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice Chancellor University of Bamenda in Cameroon today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. Read more

UNICAF University Graduates 350 Students from 44 Countries

UNICAF University has today graduated 350 students from 44 countries who have been awarded with doctorate, bachelors and masters degrees. The event took place at BICC in Lilongwe and was attended by the students from the country and others from Democratic of Congo ,Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia among others. Read more


31 July 2022

7,410 Applicants Selected to Public Universities

The Ministry of Education says 7,410 out of 15,064 applicants have been selected to six public universities in Malawi. The ministry has released a statement announcing the completion of the 2021/2022 harmonised merit-based public universities selection… Read more

… A Regional Centre of Excellence for Capacity building in Agriculture and Natural Sciences

When Malawi attained its independence in 1964, very few Malawian nationals had any training in agriculture, with most agricultural related management positions in Government and the private sector held by expatriate staff. Read more

ESCOM Scholarship Awards 19 Engineering Students at MUBAS and MUST

In its commitment to empower girl child education to help the country to have well educated and influential women in different government departments and the private sector, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) awarded scholarships to best performing female engineering students… Read more

Fresh Graduate’s Company Sponsors Graduation Party at MUST

The owner of Nyasa Engineering Consultancy Limited, Peter Ngwira, who has graduated from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) today has sponsored a graduation party for fellow graduates. Read more

Loans Board Employees Accused of Stealing K335m Meant for Students’ Loans 

Two employees at Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) have been arrested in Lilongwe for allegedly stealing K335 million meant for students’ loans. Read more

ICAM and MUBAS Sign Business Partnership MoU

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) and the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences ( MUBAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing business partnership between the two organisations. Read more

Minister NyaLonje Challenges Universities to Promote Research

Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje has challenged heads of higher learning institutions to promote research to address challenges the country is facing.NyaLonje made the remarks on Thursday in Lilongwe during an interface meeting with heads of higher learning institutions. Read more

Prisons Sends Five Students to Universities

Five people who were studying in Prisons’ reformatory schools have been selected to continue their studies in various public universities in the country.Malawi Prison Service Spokesperson Chimwemwe Shaba has confirmed, saying two already completed their sentences while three are expected to be released… Read more


30 June 2022

7th ACE Impact Regional Workshop Officially Opened…

Professor Mrs. Eléonore Yayi Ladekan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin officially opened the seventh regional workshop of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE Impact) at Palais des Congre in Cotonou Benin on the 14th June 2022. Read more

African Centres of Excellence Want to Secure Their Longevity

The World Bank-funded Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) have raised millions of dollars to guarantee their sustainability. Read more

Catholic University Grabs 2022 Service Excellence Award

The Chartered Institute of Customer Management (CICM) has on Friday last week awarded the Catholic University of Malawi as the best institution in the education sector in the country. Read more

Catholic University Law Lecturer Suspended

A law lecturer at Catholic University of Malawi has been suspended from practicing as a lawyer for embezzling close to K1.3 million in clients’ money.The lawyer Ritchie Katsichi who also works at Kalua & Company has been disbarred today by Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanda. Read more

Catholic University Set for Nanjiri Campus Construction

The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) has disclosed plans to start constructing a constituent college at Nanjiri in Malawi’s capital city Lilongwe with a groundbreaking ceremony… Read more

Chakwera Challenges Graduates to Be Self-Starters

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has challenged university graduates to be self-starters, stressing that gone are the days when educated people waited for the government and companies to create jobs for them. Read more

How Education Changed the Life of a Young Refugee Girl

“From the word go, it has been a good experience studying to be a nurse. I have come to learn and believe that there is nothing more rewarding than the nursing profession,” says Divine Yusuf, a young woman who is pursuing a degree in nursing and midwifery at Mzuzu University in Malawi thanks to a Naweza scholarship. Read more

President Chakwera Appoints Sunduzwayo Madise Unima Deputy Vice

President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed former University of Malawi (Unima) Dean of Faculty of Law Dr Sunduzwayo Madise as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university. Read more

Questions Raised After Mzuni Awards Seven Bids to One Company

Questions have been raised after a single company emerged as the lowest evaluated bidder in all seven lots of a K561 million contract for the supply of equipment for the operationalization of Mzuzu University – Mzuni’s Dunduzu campus. Read more

SADC Concerned Over Implementation Delay of Women’s Charter

The Southern African Development Community, or SADC, has expressed concern over the failure by some countries in the region to fully implement the SADC Charter on Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, five years after it was approved by the regional bloc. Read more

Ugandan Epidemiologist Appointed to UN University Council

Dr Catherine Kyobutungi is a Ugandan epidemiologist who mainly works in healthcare systems research and capacity-building. She began her career journey as a medical officer in rural Uganda before becoming a lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Read more


31 May 2022

DMI University Moves to Address NCHE Concerns on Mangochi Campus’… 

DMI-St. John the Baptist University (DMISJBU) – one of Malawi’s fastest growing private universities – has moved to address concerns the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) raised before effecting a temporary suspension of two of its education programmes… Read more

Unima Students Protest Against Five-Month Holiday

University of Malawi (Unima) students have demanded the university to amend an academic calendar which include a 5-month holiday. Read more


30 April 2022

Beyond Connectivity: Making African Scholarship Visible

In February, Malawi-based UbuntuNet Alliance, an Eastern and Southern African research and educational networking organisation, appointed Kenyan national, Professor Madara Ogot, as its new chief executive. Read more

NICO Group Sponsors K1.98m for Public Universities Staff Sports Association Symposium 

The country’s giant financial service provider, NICO Group has sponsored K1.98 million for the reconstituted Public Universities Staff Sports Association (PUSSAM) to hold capacity building symposium amongst its executive committee members. Read more

Over 3, 700 Varsity Students Risk Withdrawal for Lacking Tuition Fees 

At least 3, 733 risk being withdrawn from public universities because of lack of tuition fees, Nyasa Times has learnt. Member of Parliament for Zomba Lisanjala, William Susuwele Banda, has since pleaded with the Tonse Alliance-led government to provide relief to needy students. Read more

Reliving Thirst and Hunger for Education

Prisca Manyetera Chikopa is a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition final-year student at the University of Malawi (Unima), formerly Chancellor College (Chanco). She refused to let her age limit her ambitions to attain higher education. Read more

New Strategies, Structures Imperative to Close Gender Gap in HE

Women in research must undergo emancipation and empowerment programmes to strengthen their resilience and ability to make critical decisions, and to address the challenges they face in academia, argues a study published in PLOS One. Read more


31 March 2022

Blantyre Synod University Asks Chakwera for Bus, Hostel and Money

Blantyre Synod Secretary General Billy Gama has asked President Lazarus Chakwera to direct that Government should construct a hostel at the University of Blantyre Synod and assist the institution with a bus and money. Read more

Bushiri Bursary Also Open to Students in Public Universities

Spokesperson for Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ephraim Nyondo, has quashed reports that the Bushiri Bursary Scheme is only open to students in private universities, saying students in public universities can also apply. Read more

DMI University Accuses NCHE of Unfair Treatment…

DMI-St. John the Baptist University (DMISJBU) – one of Malawi’s fastest growing private universities – has accused the Conduct of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) of unfair treatment and unprofessional conduct in the way it handles accreditation matters. Read more

Huawei Morocco, Abdelmalek Essaadi University to Strengthen ICT Cooperation

Huawei Morocco and Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan, northern Morocco, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop joint information and communication technology (ICT) training programs. Read more

Malawi Banks on Young Tech Innovators to Trump Cheap Imports 

When Malawian engineer Ruth Mtuwa was a child, she visited a sick family member in hospital and was shocked to see that barely any of the medical equipment worked. That realisation pushed her to want to help, leading her on the path to becoming a biomedical engineer. Read more

Mamdani Talks About his Research Legacy and Work at Makerere

Professor Mahmood Mamdani was the executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Uganda, from 2010 to the end of February 2022. During this time, he has revamped the institution’s mission and established a robust PhD programme. Read more

MUBAS Students Concerned Over Poor Security

Students at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) have expressed concerns over poor security in areas around the university campus following recent cases of theft of students’ property and attacks against students on their way to and from self-accommodation hostels. Read more

MUST Appeals for its Long Overdue High-Tech Science Lab in Order to Realise its Full Potential 

On a visit by Parliamentary Committee on Education to appreciate academic programmes and services provided by Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Vice-Chancellor Prof. Address Malawi took the opportunity to highlight that the institution’s initial plan was to be installed with a high-tech laboratory. Read more

MUST Appeals for More Resources

Vice Chancellor Professor Address Malata said MUST invited members of the Parliamentary Committee on Education to visit the university to appreciate its challenges and help it lobby for more resources during the budget approval process. Read more

MUST Inspires Kamuzu Academy Students

MUST was on Friday, March 25, 2022, part of public universities that made presentations and marketed programs to Forms 5 and 6 students at Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu. Read more

MUST Suspends Students Over Demos 

The Malawi University of Science and Technology MUST has confirmed that it has suspended some students over demonstrations.The university’s spokesperson James Mphande said the students have been suspended for participating in demonstrations against the institutions decision… Read more

Mzuni Suspends Lecturers 

Mzuzu University, the only public university in the northern region of Malawi, has suspended three of its lecturers and dismissed one for various offences. According to an internal memo released by the registrar of the university, Yonamu Ngwira, the four lecturers appeared before the Academic… Read more

National Council for Higher Education suspends education degree programs… 

Higher education regulators in the country, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has suspended the accreditation of diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education degree programs at DMI St John the Baptist University Mangochi campus. Read more

SADC Education for Sustainable Development Framework on the Horizon

The dialogue is one of UNESCO’s responses to the aspirations enunciated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020–2030 of SADC, that is to develop and implement programmes, in order to improve human capacities for socio-economic development… Read more

Science Councils Will Benefit from More ‘Science on Science’

Africa needs to establish and enhance its networks for researchers in innovation studies to investigate the process of research, science, technology and innovation, with the aim of establishing how it is driven and what obstacles exist for those working in these disciplines. Read more

Social Entrepreneurship Competition Held at University of Malawi 

A social entrepreneurship competition under the theme “Creating two thousand jobs by the end of 2024” was recently conducted at University of Malawi. The competition was aimed at coordinating ideas of the 8 teams that participated in the on-campus competition based on the global Hult prize. Read more

UNIMA Rejectees and Graduates Fight

While the world grapples with the possibility of an apocalypse due to a nuclear World War that could be triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Malawi has spent the weekend bickering over the University of Malawi (UNIMA) following accusations that the university’s graduates are the reason Malawi is richly basking in poverty and other social and political miseries. Read more

University Hails Alliance One for Equipment’s Donation

The students’ social welfare committee of Kamuzu University for Health Sciences (KUHES) Lilongwe campus says the continuous availability of different medical equipment at the school plays a crucial role to the students’ education as they depend on them to conduct effective medical trainings… Read more

University of Malawi Law Students Launch Journal

Renowned legal practitioner, John Suzi Banda, has commended law students at the University of Malawi for launching a Students Law Journal, saying the journal is a step in the right direction for the legal profession. Read more


28 February 2022

Govt Moves in for the Construction of Mmbelwa University 

Government has moved in to construct Mmbelwa University in Mzimba, one of key campaign promises of the Tonse Alliance administration.A statement from the spokesperson of the minister of Transport and Public Works says a working committee to look into the construction… Read more

‘Intense’ Cyclone Batsirai Set to Hit Madagascar

Dr Liz Stephens, climate research and resilience researcher at the University of Reading, said:”Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is a far more intense storm than Tropical Storm Ana, which itself led to enormous impacts across Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in late January. Read more

Malawi University of Science & Technology Closed After Student Protests 

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has been closed following student protests which started after the university denied hundreds of students access to examination rooms over fees. Read more

Malawi Varsity Students Body Pens Finance Minister…

University of Malawi Student Association (UNIMASA) leadership has asked the Ministry of Finance to revise the upkeep loan provided by the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB). Read more

MUST Charts a New Path by Launching Science & Arts Research Journal 

Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) has charted a new path in the history of the country’s tertiary education by launching the first of its kind academic journal, Advances in Science & Arts – set to provide high quality, reviewed, open access infrastructure for scholarly articles … Read more

MUST Courts Industry Captains

The Malawi University of Science and Technology on February 9, 2022 organised a working dinner to interact with captains of industry to explore best ways of establishing partnership in the pursuit of industrialization which is one of the pillar under Malawi 2063. Read more

MUST Launches Journal

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) on February 11, 2022, launched its first ever academic journal, named Advances in Sciences and Arts. Read more

MUST to Host MIDC Finals

The Malawi University of Science and Technology will on Monday, February 28, 2022, host finals of the Malawi Innovation and Design Competition (MIDC). Read more

The Contribution of the Catholic University Alumni…

“We have resolved that this year, we should assist the project that the University embarked on in buying materials for the special needs laboratory. Read more

UNIMA Students Call for Action on Waste Mismanagement 

Students at the University of Malawi under the banner Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic have bemoaned the rising cases of waste mismanagement in the country’s cities, Zomba in particular. Read more

UNIMA Students on Minister of Finance Neck over K9 Billion…

University of Malawi (UNIMA) Students Representative Council has expressed its dissatisfaction with 9 Billion kwacha allocated to Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board, describing it as a slap in the face of all students pursuing education in public universities. Read more

University of Malawi Students Complain Over Early Closure of Bar 

University of Malawi (UNIMA) students have expressed concern over operation of a drinking joint which is situated at the University’s Sports Complex, saying the barman closes the bar before they finish their drinks. Read more


31 January 2022

Chakwera Assists UNIMA with K10m for Needy Students as Short-Term Solution 

President Lazarus Chakwera has assured University of Malawi, and all university students in general, that he will put in place resilient systems that will help overcome the challenges that have crippled tertiary education for long, especially the plight of needy and deserving students. Read more

Chakwera Promises to Give K10 Million to Malawi University Students 

President Lazarus Chakwera has promised to give K10 million to students at University of Malawi (UNIMA).Chakwera has told the students that the money will be given to them by January 2. Read more

Collaboration to Boost Research and Training in East Africa

Two higher education organisations in East Africa, the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise their collaboration in advancement of postgraduate training and research in East Africa. Read more

First Capital Bank Bails Out 335 MUBAS Students 

First Capital Bank has come to the rescue of 335 Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) students who were on the verge of withdrawing on financial grounds. Read more

LUANAR Reviewing Quality Assurance System to Achieve ISO Certification 

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has embarked on an ambitious exercise of reviewing its quality assurance system to ensure accelerated process to achieve International Standards Organization (ISO) certification. Read more

Malawian Graduates Encouraged to Focus on Entrepreneurship Than Employment 

When pursuing their higher education, the majority of Malawians get obsessed on securing employing upon their graduation instead of aiming for entrepreneurship, which – if deliberate steps are taken to strengthen and stimulate it… Read more

Ministry of Education Awards Three Young People 

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has today presented awards to three young people for their innovations. The 2021 Young Innovators Awards were held at the Ministry of Education headquarters in Lilongwe. Read more

How Place of Birth Shapes Chances of Going to University…

Many newly independent African countries in the 1960s inherited regional and ethnic inequalities in formal educational attainment. These new states bound together sub-national regions of diverse ethnic and religious communities. Read more

Possibilities and Perils of Leading a University in Africa

I was the vice-chancellor of a private university in Kenya, the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), from 2016 to 2021, which offered an incredible opportunity to make my small contribution to the continued development of the university itself, put into practice my scholarly research on African higher education, … Read more 

Programme Aims to Build Bridges, Bring Academics Together

A new partnership programme involving academics and administrators in Africa as well as Black African diaspora scholars in the United States aims to nurture research, teaching and outreach collaborations, yielding academic outcomes that are set to support the nurturing of globally competent faculty and students. Read more

Regulator’s Ability to Ensure Quality in Sector Questioned

Malawi’s National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has been accused of allowing accredited universities to operate and deliver academic programmes that breach the minimum requirements national law calls for. Read more

RUFORUM Recognizes Individuals Making Impact on Africa’s Development 2021

During the 7th Africa Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Triennial Conference in Benin, RUFORUM recognised individuals making significant contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. Read more


31 December 2021

DMI University Offers Scholarships to Police Officers, Spouses and Children

DMI St. John Baptist University has offered a 35 per cent scholarship to serving police officers and a 25 per cent to the spouses and children in the Malawi Police Service (MPS). Read more

Experts Brainstorm on Enhancing Engineering Skills for Sustainable Agriculture 

Local and international experts in the agriculture sector have convened at Bunda Campus of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) to share lessons and knowledge on how they can address engineering gaps and to showcase the role of engineering in economic development. Read more

LUANAR Needy Female Student Appeals for Financial Help to Complete University 

She’s intelligent and hardworking, but she’s on the verge of dropping out of university because she’s so poor and cannot afford to pay her tuition and does not have an upkeep to maintain herself. Read more

Malawi University of Science Students Want Witchdoctor to Stop Theft Cases 

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) students have said they will enlist the services of a witchdoctor to end theft cases at their campus. The students have announced their intention in a memo dated 2 December, 2021 and signed by concerned students. Read more

MUST Associate Lecturer Kingsley Goliath Appeals for Support for His “Door Project” 

An Information Technology (IT) expert and Associate Lecturer at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kingsley Goliath, has appealed for technical and financial support that can help him expose his IT skills both within and beyond Malawi. Read more

Researchers Failing ‘Relevance Test’, Some HE Ministers Say

African ministers of education, science and technology faulted scientists for doing research that seemed to be producing knowledge for “the sake of it”, without clear benefits for the larger society and its national challenges. Read more

University Scholars Blazing a Trail for Girls and Women in Malawi

We are thrilled that 190 Mastercard Foundation Scholars at CAMFED Malawi have secured places at university, after graduating from secondary school. We celebrated the young women’s achievements last month at an event held in Blantyre with the Ministry of Education. Read more


30 November 2021

Kazako Hails Mzuni and MALA for Research on Access to Information 

Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, has hailed Mzuzu University (Mzuni) and the Malawi Library Association (MALA) for embarking on a research that will help in operationalising the Access To Information Law. Read more

Malawi Universities Awarded K350 Million for PPE Production 

Japanese Government has through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided about K350 million in grants for personal protection equipment (PPE) production to five universities. Read more

Malawi University Students Want K550,000 Upkeep Allowance 

Public University students say the government should raise their upkeep allowances from K200,000 to K550,000 per academic year. Read more


31 October 2021

Chakwera Challenges the World to be Innovative in Solving Problems 

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says the world today is faced with challenges like climate change, poverty, food insecurity as well as health threats like the COVID-19 pandemic which require innovative solutions to be addressed. Read more

Government Geared to Protect Girls in Universities

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has launched what it is calling Model Gender and Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in order to protect girls and women from all sorts of sexual harassment… Read more

Govt Wants Fresh Graduates to Venture into Entrepreneurship

Government says fresh graduates at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) should venture into agriculture entrepreneurship. Read more

Luanar Rotaract Club cleans up Lilongwe’s Ngwenya Market –

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar)-based Rotaract Club on Saturday ran a sweeping exercise at Ngwenya Market in the capital Lilongwe driven by efforts to complement various hygienic initiatives in the country. Read more

Malawi Catholic University’s Law Programme Accredited 

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) this week has Accredited the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Programme at the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA). Read more

MUST Students Win First Prize of One Category of SA Cybersecurity Challenge

Out of three teams Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) entered for the inaugural Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in Southern Africa, one team trending as Cyber Technophiles won the first prize while those as Cerberus came 6th with Cyber Warriors coming 7th.A. Read more

Mzuzu Council Seal Mzuzu University 

The Mzuzu City Council has locked the entrance of Mzuzu University over the university’s failure to pay outstanding city rates amounting to K20 million. Read more

UNIMA Law Finales Demand Degree Transcripts Without Graduation, …

Disgruntled finales of law studies at the University of Malawi, formerly Chancellor College, have warned that they will take to the streets should the college continue withholding their professional transcripts. Read more

Youngest Medical Student in Africa’s Heart Set on Cardiology

She is arguably Africa’s youngest university student, and she is studying medicine at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. Read more


30 September 2021

Targeted, Proactive Efforts Needed to Strengthen Physics

The need for a proactive effort to improve the teaching and researching of physics in Sub-Saharan Africa as a foundation for critically important scientific work has been highlighted in a new report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the UK-based Institute of Physics (IOP). Read more

UNIMA to Offer Short Courses in Laboratory Techniques

The course is being supported by the Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA) program, implemented by Arizona State University with funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more

UNIMA Social Work Society Donates to Children’s Home, MACOHA in Mangochi

Social Work Students from the University of Malawi have donated various assorted items to Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) and Malawi Children’s village – Open Arms both in Mangochi. Read more


31 August 2021

CSEC Questions Appointments for Public Universities’ Councils 

Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has questioned the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Professor George Kanyama Phiri, as chairperson of the Council of the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS). Read more

Exploits University in a Career Outreach Drive 

Exploits University has emphasized the need to reduce knowledge gap among students in various secondary schools on their careers. Read more

NBM Contributes K60m to MUST Endowment Fund

The Bank of the nation, listed National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Friday committed K60 million to the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) Endowment Fund. Read more


31 July 2021

NAC Says Self-Accommodation for Students Contributing to Rise in HIV

National AIDS Commission says self-accommodation for students in higher education institutions is a contributing factor in the rise of HIV prevalence rate among the youth in Malawi. Read more

Partridge Appointed UNIMA Council Chairperson

Government has appointed financial and economic expert George Partridge as chairperson of the Council of the University of Malawi (UNIMA). Read more

Study Shows Geography is Key Driver to University Access

Ethnicity seems to be making way for geographic location as a primary indicator of unequal access to university education in Sub-Saharan Africa, a recent study suggests. Read more

Universities Join Hands to Create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 Research Plans 

National Planning Commission (NPC) Director General Dr. Thomas Munthali has applauded Malawi universities for joining hands to organise a research dissemination conference that will create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 research plans. Read more

University of Malawi Students Demonstrate Over Suspension of Classes

Students at University of Malawi are demonstrating in Zomba over the continued suspension of online classes. Read more

UTM Unima Wing Abhors Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill,…

UTM students wing at the University of Malawi (UNIMA), previously known as Chancellor College, has issued a strongly-worded statement reprimanding the Tonse Alliance government for initiating amendments to the Labour Relations Bill law,…Read more


30 June 2021

Chakwera Has Widened Access to Education for All in Malawi

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), which has named President Lazarus Chakwera as a champion for higher education in Africa, says the Malawi leader has widened access to education for all in Malawi. Read more

Funding Levels of Higher Education a Grave Concern

According to UNESCO’s new science report entitled The Race Against Time for Smarter Development, the main worry is whether the current level of funding of tertiary education systems in the region will enable universities to embark on teaching, development and deployment of new state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and robotics. Read more

Government of Malawi to Host African Heads of State Summit on Food Systems

The UN 2021 Food Systems Summit is part of the decade of action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Read more

JTI, Japan Introduce Scholarship for Malawian students

JTI Leaf Malawi and the Embassy of Japan have announced a new scholarship program for young Malawians which will commence in 2022. Read more

Malawi’s President Honoured for Higher Education Policies

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has been honoured by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for his efforts to advance higher education, in particular in the field of agriculture. Read more

RUFORUM Recognizes Malawian Higher Education Champion

Yesterday, 1st June 2021, RUFORUM recognized the contribution of a higher education champion from Malawi, His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Read more


31 May 2021

Curriculum Changes Could Help to Fight Hunger in Africa

Universities in Africa have been teaching content and conducting research that is not relevant to the agriculture sector on the continent, making it hard for their efforts to have an impact in defeating persistent hunger. Read more

DMI-ST. John University Announces Partial Scholarships for Malawi Civil Servants

DMI-St. John the Baptist University is offering of partial tuition fee scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The scholarships will cover 25% tuition fee for both Government and self-sponsored students at all levels, namely, diploma, bachelors, masters and PhD studies. Read more

Graduates Should Turn Their Education into Bankable Enterprises

President Lazarus Chakwera has challenged Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) graduates to focus on turning their education into enterprises, saying scientific and technological skills are a must for Malawi’s development agenda to become a reality. Read more

Think Tank Calls for Implementation of Research Findings

Mwapata Institute says Malawi should start implementing agricultural research findings in order to transform the agriculture sector in the country. Read more

Unilia Asks Govt to Assist in Making Online Learning Affordable

University of Livingstonia (Unilia) has said it would be imperative if government considered taking more interest in making sure that online and open distance learning (ODL) becomes more affordable. Read more

University of Malawi Delinking Finally Accomplished

The delinking of Malawi’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Malawi, into three separate universities has been accomplished, 11 years after former president Bingu wa Mutharika mooted the idea to the university council in 2009. Read more


30 April 2021

Chanco Students Divided Over Virtual Graduation

Divisions have emerged among final year students at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College (Chanco) over the proposal by the University Council to hold a virtual graduation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid0-19) pandemic. Read more

CUNIMA Launches Diploma in Adult Learning and Education

The Catholic University of Malawi has launched the first-ever Diploma programme in Adult Learning and Education (ALE) in the country, as a way of creating favorable conditions for empowering adults to become global and productive citizens. Read more

Five of Jacaranda School of Orphans Students Awarded Full Scholarships…

Jacaranda School of Orphans has become the first school in Malawi to be awarded full scholarships to five of its students to study Bachelor of degrees in prestigious African universities in Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe. Read more


31 March 2021

Chakwera Says Tonse Govt will Construct new Mzuni Campus

President Lazarus Chakwera says the Tonse Alliance administration is committed to pursue construction of a new campus for Mzuzu University (Mzuni). Read more

FDH Bank Donates K3 Million Towards ‘Buy a Gadget’ Campaign at Polytechnic 

Listed FDH Bank plc has donated K3 million towards the ‘buy a gadget’ campaign at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima) to enable needy students access quality education under Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) platforms. Read more

Malawi Set to Join Sustainability Starts with Teachers programme

With funding from SIDA, the programme responds to the fact that teacher education needs to be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and teachers need to be supported to understand and implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Read more

Mary Chilima Inspires Malawi University of Science Female Staff

Mary Chilima, wife to Republican Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima on Monday interacted with female members of staff and students of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)… Read more

Online and Distance Centres Advance Tertiary Access

Malawi’s higher education may have suffered through COVID-19, but the pandemic has bolstered efforts to expand online and distance learning, in some instances reaching students through special satellite centres run by universities and colleges. Read more


28 February 2021

Council Sparks Controversy by Halting College Spin-Off

The decision by the council of the University of Malawi (UNIMA) to suspend a planned delinking of the university’s constituent colleges into independent universities has generated fears that the plan will ultimately be shelved for some time.

Government Orders University Council to Delink Colleges

The Malawi government has ordered the council of the University of Malawi (UNIMA) to push ahead with delinking or unbundling its constituent colleges, a mechanism to establish more public institutions, despite the project having been suspended… Read more


31 January 2021

Government Closes Campuses Amid COVID’s Second Wave

Malawi universities and colleges have been closed for three weeks, following a second wave of COVID-19 that has taken a heavy toll, with daily reports of increasing infections and deaths. Read more

Malawian Universities Switch to Online Learning Amid Second Wave of COVID-

A number of Malawian universities are switching to online learning due to a heavy hit of COVID-19 second wave which has disturbed most social gatherings in the country. Read more


31 December 2020

Living Alone in a Foreign Country During a Pandemic

As a third-year PhD student, one would think that I usually have it all figured out. I mean, for those who know me, it would be easy to assume that this pandemic wasn’t going to push me into panic mode. But, frankly, it did. Read more

Teacher Policy in Malawi Should llow Space for Social Dialogue

Teachers and other educators who attended a social dialogue workshop held in Lilongwe, Malawi recently agreed that social dialogue is critical in improving quality education. Read more


30 November 2020

Mzuni Odel Student Community Complain Over New Learning Mode

Students pursuing various programmes at Mzuzu University (Mzuni), under the Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) facility have expressed concern over the newly rolled out Moodle learning mode. Read more


31 October 2020

Chanco Radio Offers Literature Lessons

Despite the largely negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is an undeniable fact that it has also given birth to some innovative endeavours among institutions and individuals. Read more

Chirunga Campus Disinfected

During the week of 3rd to 7th August 2020, Chancellor College underwent a disinfection exercise, which saw a number of experts coming to campus and spraying strategic areas to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Minister Applauds Campus COVID-19 Fight

Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje on 22nd September, 2020, applauded Chancellor College for the strides made in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Your Degrees Could Cost You When You Decide to Divorce

Just when you thought court hearings couldn’t get more interesting, in comes a recent Malawi court ruling that sought to include higher education qualifications in divorce settlements. Read more

Students Welcome College Re-Opening

Chancellor College re-opened at the beginning of September, 2020. However, this opening was only to Fourth Year and Postgraduate students. Read more


30 September 2020

Lecturers, Students Welcome Phased Reopening of Universities

Malawi was expected to reopen its universities and colleges this week with a phased re-launch. The reopening, announced by the country’s new education minister, Agnes Nyalonje, ends a six-month lockdown forced by COVID-19. Read more

Malawi University of Science and Technology

Minister of Education, Honourable Agnes Nyalonie expressed satisfaction with the proactive approach the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) took in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more

NICO Group Donates PPEs to University of Malawi 

Just after over two weeks when they responded to a call for help from College of Medicine in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, NICO Group – through NICO Life and NICO Pensions — have donated personal protective equipment (PPEs)… Read more


30 August 2020

Expansion of Domasi College to Increase Intake

Minister of Education Science and Technology, Agnes Nyalonje has said expansion of Domasi College of Education in Zomba into a fully-fledged University would increase students’ intake especially girls. Read more

Family Farming in Africa and the Role of Universities and Research Institutions

In sub-Saharan Africa, family farming is a major component of the agriculture sector, providing livelihoods for over 70 per cent of the population. Read more

MOEST Award 40 Best Post Graduate Students

Ministry of Education Science and Technology has awarded best 40 post graduate students with cheques worth K500, 000 each to support their research. Read more

MUST Student Wins Innovations Award

Fourth year Biomedical Engineering student at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Dumisani Namakhwa, is one of the four winners of an innovation competition … Read more


31 July 2020

Govt Officials Bang Heads Over Reopening of Colleges…

Governments says Ministry of Education officials are banging heads to find out how best to reopen some institutions of higher learning on case by case basis. Read more

NCHE for Gender Equality in the Higher Education Sector

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), has expressed commitment to ensure gender equality is promoted in the higher education sector in Malawi. Read more

Reopening of Universities Deferred as COVID-19 Cases Mount

Malawi’s higher education sector will not reopen this week (13 July) despite earlier government recommendations that the country’s COVID-19 lockdown, in place since March 23, be lifted. Read more

The Government Should Open Universities with Immediate Effect

In this article I offer five common sense facts which defend my opinion that the government in Malawi should reopen universities with immediate effect. Read more


30 June 2020

Government Abolishes Quota System for University Selection

Malawian universities have, since May, been admitting students on merit and affirmative action based on gender, disability and albinism after the controversial quota system was abolished earlier this year as part of what government claims are measures to improve overall access to tertiary education. Read more

Students Relieved at Planned Reopening of Universities

Malawi universities are counting the cost of a COVID-19 lockdown that has been in place since 23 March, which the government has now said will end on 13 July. The closure of public and private universities across the country left tertiary institutions reeling, and students say they are happy that a resumption of their studies is now in sight. Read more

The Universities will Start Opening from 8th June 2020-Education Minister

The Universities will start opening from 8th June 2020, Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba has announced. Read more

What’s the Future of Online Higher Education in Africa?

At one point during the global COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion young people in 161 countries were out of school – close to 80 per cent of the world’s enrolled students. Read more


31 May 2020

Government Forms Task Force on Re-Opening Schools

The membership is drawn from the academia, civil society, development partners and school associations to map the way forward on whether to re-open schools soon which were closed on March 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more


30 April 2020

Thandika Mkandawire – A Global Pan-African Luminary

In 2011, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) had planned to hold a colloquium in Malawi, to celebrate the lifetime contributions to global knowledge of Professor Thandika Mkandawire. Read more

Young Engineers Offer New hope for Malawi in COVID-19 Fight

As COVID-19 ravages, a group of young Malawi engineers are seeking to create several types of medical equipment aimed at helping with the country’s efforts against COVID-19 amid medical supplies shortage. Read more


31 March 2020

A Country with No Coronavirus Cases Has Declared a National Disaster and Shut Schools, Large Gatherings

As coronavirus infections in most countries worldwide continues to soar by the thousands daily, there has not been any confirmed Covid-19 case in Malawi so far. Despite this the country’s president Peter Mutharika declared coronavirus a national disaster as a measure to prevent cases of the virus in the country. Read more

Govt Decries Gender Disparities in Education

Chief education officer in the Directorate of Teacher Education and development in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Davie Nserebo says gender disparities in education remain a big problem in the country. Read more


29 February 2020

Malawi Education Council Accredits Blantyre International University

After months of thorough scrutiny, construction of a new campus and anxiety from students, parents and professors, the National Council of Higher Education has finally accredited Blantyre International University (BIU). Read more

NCHE Trains Quality Assurance Experts from Public and Private Universities

In a continuous quest to ensure Malawians are accessing quality higher education, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) organized a capacity building workshop for Quality Assurance Specialists from both public and private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Read more

Poly for Sexual Behavioural Change

The Malawi Polytechnic together with the USAID FHI 360 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 hosted the first of the series of Public Lectures in the ICT/ODL auditorium. Read more

Poly Partners with Japan in Promoting Entrepreneurship

The Malawi Government in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organized a food processing machine lecture and demonstration at the Polytechnic. Read more

US Invests US$10 Million in Improving Local University Access

The United States is implementing a four-year US$10 million university project in Malawi that is expected to improve overall access to higher education, ensure that more women study sciences and bridge the gap between university education and the labour market through the offering of high-demand employment subjects and training programmes. Read more


31 December 2019

Is the University Quota System Discriminatory?

Malawi’s policy of enrolling students into public universities based on a controversial quota system has divided the country, raising accusations of the suppression of minorities and prompting promises of a debate in parliament. Read more

Poly Hosts Robotic Challenge

The Polytechnic Design Studio in collaboration with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) on November 27th 2019 conducted a Robotic Challenge among Secondary school and University students under the theme; Igniting the power of science. Read more

30 November 2019

Labour Minister Hails UNESCO-UNEVOC For Promoting Technical Education

UNESCO and its sister Germany-based organization, UNEVOC are promoting technical education in Malawi through Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP). Books have been developed by UNESCO-UNEVOC through STEP to support management of technical colleges and community skills development centres in the country. Read more

Lecturers Refuse to Teach After Student Protests, Threats

Seven students have been arrested and 14 others suspended from Malawi’s state-run Mzuzu University following violent protests that saw lecturers refusing to teach out of fear of being attacked with petrol bombs. Read more

31 October 2019

Engineering for All

A third year Engineering student Janet Kapito, has been engaged in mentoring secondary school students mostly targeting girls to pursue engineering courses once they get to the university. Read more

Say No! To Early Marriages

As a way of celebrating ‘The International Day of the Girl Child”, which falls on October 11, four female Polytechnic members of staff from different departments visited Mfera Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Chikhwawa district to motivate and empower girls in different areas. Read more

30 September 2019

AGTECH Challenge 2019…

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), under its Centre for Innovation and Industrial Research (CIIR), is one of the partners in the Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) programme on innovation capacity building. Read more

Modernise Programmes for Relevance

Universities need to reflect on changes in the world to adapt their programmes to ensure continued relevance in this dynamic socio-economic environment. Read more

MUST Receives Capacity Building Innovation Programme Grant

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has been unveiled as part of a consortium with Land O’Lakes Venture37 (formerly Land O’Lakes International Development)… Read more

Universities Join Forces to Revolutionize Higher Education

USAID’s Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA) facilitated the historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four Malawian public universities to strengthen collaboration in widening higher education access through Open, Distance, and e-learning (ODeL). Read more

31 July 2019

NCHE CEO Encourages Young People on World Youth Skills Day

Every year 15th July is a special day for the youth who are invited to join the global community in commemorating the World Youth Skills Day. Read more

NCHE Committed to Ensuring Inclusive Higher Education in Malawi

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) says it is committed to ensuring that there is inclusive higher education in Malawi. Read more

Private Higher Education Institutions Urged to Follow NCHE’s Lead in Provision of Quality Higher Education

Private higher education institutions in the country have been urged to follow standards and regulations set by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) as they do their part in offering higher education to Malawians. Read more

Registration and Accreditation of Institutions and Programmes

The National Council for Higher Education Act (No. 15 of 2011) gives mandate to the Council to regulate higher education institutions in Malawi. Read more

30 June 2019

Agricultural Transformation Initiatives Bails out Malawi’s NRC Needy Students with Scholarships

The Agricultural Transformation Initiative through Rotary Club of Lilongwe on Tuesday unveiled US$25,000 Scholarship grants to Natural Resources College (NRC), a constituent college of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural resources (LUANAR). Read more

Opportunity for Ma/MSc Research Funding -Nsomba n’Chuma Project

Evidence from projects on improved fish processing technologies (IFPTs) projects in Malawi and Zambia has shown that these technologies are environmentally friendly, effective and economically viable fish processing technologies. Read more

31 May 2019

Another Book of Plays from Likongwe

On 11th April 2019, the college witnessed the launch of yet another book from renowned playwright, Smith Likongwe, a lecturer in the Drama section of the Fine and Performing Arts Department. The new book is entitled Kamuzu Banda and Other Plays and has been published by Chancellor College Travelling Theatre. Read more

College Recognizes Top Performing Students

On 16th April, 2019, there was a function held at the Great Hall to congratulate students who has made it to the Deans’ List. dis year, only 58 students have made it, compared to 118 last year. The Law Faculty had no students featuring on the list. Read more

Law Faculty Hosts Gender Conference

Chancellor College through its Faculty of Law hosted a two-day Gender Justice international conference from 21st to 22nd March under the theme “African perspectives on Gender justice and equality”. The conference took place at the Faculty of Law boardroom. Read more

Practical Physics Students Impress at Workshop

Students from the PHY 223 class (Practical Physics) recently impressed members of the private and public sector when they showcased practical applications of some of their lessons. Read more

Students Attend Yaka! Baka! Conference in Zambia

Three young female students from Chancellor College recently attended the Yaka! Baka! Feminist Arts Festival in Zambia, from 25th to 28th April, 2019. It was organized by the Katswe Sisterhood and Pepeta Africa. The theme was “Getting turned on for social justice”. It involved participants from Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. Read more

31 December 2018

Unima Secures a K45 Million Scholarship for Needy Students

Today, 14th December, 2018 marks yet another milestone for the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship and Merit Awards Fund as Nico Life Company Insurance has stepped in to invest in the University of Malawi by sponsoring 8 students from the four constituent colleges of University of Malawi (Chancellor College, College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing and the Polytechnic). Read more

30 November 2018

Speech by the Chancellor of UNIMA

Graduating from the University is a great moment in everyone’s life. Graduation is a rite of passage into a life beyond school. Be proud of yourself because we are proud of you. The University is the highest place of learning in the world. Read more

31 October 2018

Strike Paralyses University of Malawi, students Worried

The sit-in by University of Malawi (Unima) support staff has left students stranded as some of the key facilities have been sealed and the students have been sealed and the students have expressed dismay that the development is going to negatively affect their studies. Read more

University Cash Crisis worsens as State Cuts Budgets

Kenya’s beleaguered public universities have been told to further tighten their belts after being slapped with a US$10 million budget cut that will worsen their cash woes, in austerity measures that are meant to avert a looming economic crisis. Read more

30 September 2018

Students Pin Hopes on Successful University Unbundling

Will the current process of unbundling the University of Malawi (UNIMA) into five separate institutions produce the promises of improved efficiency and better student services? Read more

31 August 2018

High Unemployment Rate Dims Future of Malawian College Graduates

Higher education in Malawi remains desirable for Malawian youngsters, and the biggest difficulty lies in its lack of funding. Read more

Mutharika Pledges Support to Regional Universities Forum

President Professor Peter Mutharika, who is also Champion for Higher Education in Africa has pledged his support to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture. Read more

New Council Chairperson for University of Malawi Meets University Leadership

The newly appointed Chairperson for Council of University of Malawi Reverend Dr. Billy Gama on Friday 24thAugust 2018 met the University of Malawi senior leadership as well as representatives from various committees and unions. Read more

Second Mzuni Delegation Visits VT

This past week, a second delegation from Mzuzu University visited Virginia Tech to discuss the next phase of the library design project. Read more

30 June 2018

University of Malawi Secures Funding for Vice Chancellor Endowment Chair and Scholarship Fund

University of Malawi (UNIMA) and Old Mutual have entered into an agreement where the latter will provide funding that will benefit students of the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (Honours) programme in the Faculty of Science at Chancellor College. Read more

31 May 2018

Malawi Natural resources Minister Masi challenges researchers on climate change info sharing

Malawi Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi on Wednesday challenged country’s researchers to vigorously share successful results, and technological innovations being invented towards Climate Change Adaptation measures. Read more

17 University of Malawi researchers receive grant from Treasury

Ministry of Education, Science and technology has presented a K8.5 million grants to 17 upcoming University of Malawi (Unima) researchers to carry out research in various fields. Read more

Muzuzu University alumni organize charity walk towards student academic resources

Muzuzu University (Mzuni) Alumni Association has organized a fundraising Big Walk on Saturday, May 26 in Lilongwe, whose proceeds are aimed towards providing current students with much needed academic material resources. Read more

30 December 2017

Lilongwe University Closes Bunda Campus Indefinitely Over Electricity Protests

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has closed its Bunda Campus indefinitely following protests by students over power outages. Read more

30 October 2017

Beston College of Accountancy: Converging on Humanitarian Aid, Achieving Medals

The Beston College of Accountancy (BCA) one of the private Colleges offering tertiary education in Malawi has successful stories focusing on humanitarian aid and achieving medals at international platforms. Read more

Catholic University of Malawi Says ‘Vampirism’ Saga Needs Multiple Approach

Catholic University of Malawi (Cunima) has said blood sucking dilemma needs multiple approach to be resolved. Read more

Nkhoma University Students Lash at Authorities over Mediocre Education Standards

Final year education students at Nkhoma University (NKHUNI) in Lilongwe have expressed their concern over compromised education standards at the institution and fear they will graduate half-baked. Read more

Polytechnic Students Launch Marketing Society

Marketing students at the Polytechnic of Malawi have launched a society to ensure their growth across the country. Read more

University Of Malawi Misses Out On HIV And Aids Project

Frequent closures of constituent colleges of the University of Malawi (Unima) have made students pay dearly as they have missed out as beneficiaries of an HIV and Aids project implemented by Students Christian Organisation of Malawi (Scom). Read more

15 October 2017

Catholic University Of Malawi Graduates Told  To Develop Into Responsible Citizens

At least 333 students from Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) last Saturday graduated with Diplomas and Degrees in various programs at an event held at CUNIMA campus in Chiradzulu. Read more

Malawi University Of Science, Dodma Sign Pact On Degree Course For Disaster Risk Management

The Malawi University of Science and Technology MUST and Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) have signed a Memorundum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in training and research in Disaster Risk Management. Read more

University Of Livingstonia Students Invent ‘Sensory Magic Stick’ For The Visually Impaired

Students from University of Livingstonia (Unilia) have devised a sensory walking stick that will help people with impaired vision to detect any objects in their way when they are walking. Read more

University of Livingstonia Commends Government for Students’ Loan Scheme

The University of Livingstonia (Unilia) has commended government for extending its Students Loan Scheme to private institutions of higher learning including Unilia. Read more

30 September 2017

China To Construct Five Modern Community Technical Colleges In Malawi

The People’s Republic of China will construct five modern community technical colleges to the tune of 100 million Chinese Yuan Renminbi. Read more

Cyprus University Honours Paramount Chief Kyungu With Phd

The Cyprus University in Texas, United States of America (USA) recently coffered an honorary doctorate degree of leadership management to Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga and Chitipa at ceremony held at Bingu International Conference Center in Lilongwe.Read more

Lilongwe Technical College Lose Over K5 Million In Fees Gate Scam

Over five million is said to have been swindled by students through the issuance of bogus receipts by a learner at Lilongwe Technical College. Read more

Mzuzu University Raises Tuition Fee Up To K350 000 A Year: Students Protest

Malawi Government has endorsed Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Council’s decision to increase students tuition fees from K300 000 to K350 000 per year and the students union plan a protest demonstration. Read more

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

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



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



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



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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