Chiphampha installed as Skyway Chancellor, graduates 169 student

Skyway University (SU) has installed Professor Brown Beswick  Chimphamba as Chancellor and on Thursday conferred degrees and diplomas to 169  students at a function that took place at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.

Chimphamba: Chancello Skyway University

Chimphamba: Chancellor Skyway University

Quality Education is key says Ghambi (right) seen in this file photo during a function with the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi - Pic by Stanley Makut

Quality Education is key says Ghambi (right) seen in this file photo during a function with the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi – Pic by Stanley Makut

The students got degrees in Social Science, Public Health and Project Management among others.

Speaking at the function Deputy Minister of Education Science and Technology Vincent Ghambi emphasized on the need for institutions of higher learning to offer quality education, saying this is important for the development of the country.

He further advised the graduating students to work hard in their various jobs.

Commenting on their graduation, some of the graduating students expressed happiness for having attained what they had worked for. One of the students Rodrick Chikwawa said he was very happy to finally get his degree saying the road was not easy.

“I am a married man and at the same time I am working with one of the NGOs in the country and to balance these two equally demanding things was not easy.  It really required hard work,” said Chikwawa.

Chikwawa advised older people to upgrade their education saying it is never too late.

On the installation of Professor Chimphamba as Chancellor, Chikwawa who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science-Public Health, said this was a positive development in as far as the quality of education at the institution is concerned.

“Just looking at his profile one would not doubt that many things will change,” he said.

Concurring with his friend, Timothy Chimbalanga who scored a high credit in his area of study could not hide his happiness for his performance saying it required dedication and perseverance.

On the installation of Chimphamba, Chimbalanga said it was a step in the right direction since the man has a lot of experience.

Professor Chimphamba was once a vice chancellor of the University of Malawi besides successfully fulfilling other assignments like being chair of the 1994 referendum which saw the country adopting the multi party system of government.

Skyway started as a business college in 2002 and was accredited by the Government of Malawi as an institution of high learning in 2012.

Graduates in this cohort are the first congregation since it became a University.

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No 21 am very sorry for if ur are a graduate a pity indeed category yakenso ukufunayo ndi iti iweyo degree analembapo chani let me school University of Malawi Bachelors Arts in Drama and Music Machende Nyini General Degree.Basitu ndiye category imeneyo amweno am very sory for you waste of unima resources


Mpakana College ku Malangalanga kuma garaja zoona zimezi

kajima m nyirenda

Am happy for SU to become university. I once learnt with a friend who was at SU. In Mzuzu. Please I would be very glad to be part of this institution. Today is a university. Keep up and please let me be connected to Mr Chimphamba.

Joseph Mughogho

Malawians, we should be proud of our own sons and daughters who are willing to contribute to the development of the country. No country will develop with education, and we should know that education no matter how little is a development. So what Skyway is doing is to contibute towards that goal. Let us be patriotic.

Alfred Munduwabo

Why crying , a university is a university , you brought a quoter system in order not to allow northerners not to have degrees ? There they are , they have their own ways of getting degrees within Malawi.

You can’t finish northerners . Mwachepa


Iii man zafikanso kumeneko? Nkhani yabwinobwino iyi iii komaaaa!!!


Chimphamba mpaka ku Skyway? Kutha ngati makatani kuposeapa?

phiri jane

wat hv u dne in life? how qualified are u? hw wealth are u? srent u a flop? Leave the learned alone or u nay b employed if u hv right qualifications best by Malawiian or change as everything is changing to avoid being chsnged urself look at technology today ehich xook dd u attend? ehich erra any convicing achievement shsme to u


I am here not to magnify Skyway university, but suffice to say that its chair of council is Professor Jeremiah Kang’ombe of Luanar, chancellor is Professor Brown Chimphamba who is the current chair of Mzuzu university council and the vice chancellor is Professor Leornard Kamwanja who is also the current chair of unima council. I am proud to be associated with such univesity as far as the calibre of top notch is concerned.


Comment dziko lathu ladzadza nd anthu ozikonda ndi a nsanje,zithu zawo zokha nd zimene amaziono zabwino,wht is wrong in havng many private universiti univesities???,where are those so called UNIMA graduates nd wht hv they done to this country since we got indipendence???go to Nigeria nd see pvt univesities nd then u wil appriciate that ours r better.munthu akapasidwa udindo lets learn to support him with our skills osati condeming nd fault finding thats not a good spirit, a malawi chonde ndapota nanu nsanje siyabwino lekani

Elanive Nginache

Enanu mukunyoza koma some of us have worked with a ku UNIMA mmaofesimu you are not different from a mma private Universities. Munya muona. Ndi nthawi yoti anzanu apeze ma opportunities mumati mukhala nonkha mpaka liti? Musova kkkkkkkk

edda mwalweni

The whole prof who was once called Vice Chancellor play so low to head Skyway…………..aaaa, mwathatu apa !!!!! Osakalima kumudzi bwanji ?

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