Malawi President Peter Mutharika has promised the people of the northern region that he is going to build a higher learning insitution in Mzimba to be called Mombera University, saying government is committed towards improving quality higher learning in the country regardless of region.
Mutharika said in Mzuzu on Friday during the graduation of 686 students at Mzuzu University.
“The next university to be built will be here, in the North. The site for Mombera University has already been identified in Mzimba and the next budget will have an allocation for the designing of the university,” said Mutharika.
The Malawi leader said two sites have already been identified for the university and money for designs will be in the next budget.
Mutharika made a commitment to improve quality, access, relevance and governance of higher education.
DPP government had planned to build five more universities and community colleges in very district to absorb thousands of youth into tertiary education.
Mutharika pledged during elections campaign that he will make sure that two of the five Universities that the party promised will become a reality in Mzimba and Karonga.
Concerns about the quota system, coupled with inequalities in distribution of public places and other resources, have seen some elements in the North clamouring for a federal system of government or secession.