Chancellor College, a constituent colleges of the University of Malawi (Unima) will on April 24 2015 launch 2015-2017 strategic plan whose theme is ‘rebuilding the college’s teaching, research and outreach programmes’.
This strategic plan articulates the future direction of the college and reflects Chancellor College’s commitment to contribute to the national development through provision of responsive and high quality tertiary education, research and consultancy whilst providing an enabling environment for learners and staff.
According to press release issued by the college, over the life span of this strategic plan, the college aspires to expand its infrastructure, increase student numbers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, build capacity of its staff and enhance its corporate social responsibility by expanding its community engagements activities.
“During this ceremony, the college will simultaneously launch a prestigious Masters degree in Public Administration and Management (MPAM) in collaboration with the University of Oslo in Norway with the support of the Norwegian government.
“This masters programme is one of the many output of the strategic plan. This innovative and unique MPAM study programme was designed after broad-based stakeholders consultations and extensive needs assessment of management capacities in both public and private sectors,” reads the statement in part.
The college further says the programme aims at addressing management skills gaps and effectively contribute to the ongoing public sector reform programme being implemented by the Malawi government.
“The programme blends teaching and research with the latter actively feeding the former to secure and guarantee programme relevance in solving management and leadership challenges at all levels,” says the college.
The programme will be offered on a block release basis spanning three weeks per teaching bloc in a quarter starting May 2015.