No jobs for University of Malawi laboratory graduates

A team of medical laboratory sciences graduates from the University of Malawi (Unima) are facing dire unemployment hurdles, with some still gallivanting in the streets eleven months after getting their honours degrees.

UNIMA graduates

UNIMA graduates

Nyasa Times has established that the Ministry of Health (MoH) has no posts for the graduates at a time when countries world over are embracing evidence based medicine.

Spokesperson for the ministry Henry Chimbali could not immediately comment but an impeccable source within the Ministry described the matter as “disturbing” considering the fact there are only about 40 such graduates in the country.

Laboratory sciences graduates are some of the fewest the country. Last year only 13 graduated, Nyasa Times learnt.

“The posts are filled with underqualified personnel, and it is all mind-boggling,” said our source.

One of the disgruntled graduates said in an email that it was sad that government was not giving serious attention to the matter.

“It is like government is taking a reverse gear when the rest of the world is moving forward,” said Scotch Kauchibwe.

A letter to the MoH last year, and a number of pleas have not yielded results, Kauchibwe added.

Malawi has recently been ranked by World Band as the poorest of the poor countries in the world with disquieting unemployment rates.

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chimutawaka
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Go and read about poor dad reach dad u will discover the reason behind your sufferings….Mind you education is one reason behind independence, self control and self reliance…My question is, why going back to your mother and ask for food again yet she has given you the independency reasources? No wonder we are failing to develop and grow as a nation due to lack of self reliance and creativity. I bet you think between the lines and stop thinking about being employed by governement, tomorrow you will land in dollers city. lab! lab! chani apa? bwanji ma accountant sadandaula ngati… Read more »
edda mwalweni
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Please where is the program of training community midwives? school me where it went otherwise Safe Motherhood minus that equals zero

tonkhwetonkhwe
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Thats bad

Tmc
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Open up your lab, u wil earn alot of money, why being idle

lex
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that’s very bad n that is why i refused to study that course,am proud of BBA .

5Moba
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Vuto lake ana amasiku ano mukabwerako ku college mumaona ngati ndinu nokha mwaphunzira mdziko muno kuiwala kuti ma college wo anayambidwa nthawi ya atsamunda and year in year out kwakhala kukulowa ndi kutuluka ma graduates , ophunzira bwinonso osati za chinyengo zanu zamasiku ano. be prepared to compete with the crème dela crème in the world ngati mukufuna ntchito osati kumafuna ena akale awachotse inu mukalowepo. By the way, athu akale mukunena kuti ali under qualified wo ndiye odziwa ntchito osati kumangowona mapepala aphweka lerowa , kumangotenga degree paliponse ndi mu msika momwe. Kamuzu amakana za uve zimenezo that’s why… Read more »
mbona
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The only thing I don’t agree in the article is that the posts are filled with unqualified personnel. That’s not true. But I agree with the rest of the story.

where are Malawians?
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the MESSAGE IS CLEAR: MATCH COURSES WITH MARKET DEMAND….EFFECTIVE DEMAND FOR THAT MATTER NOT THEORETICAL!

mbona
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That’s bad

Manager
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Let me educate a few here.These Scientists are highly needed in public hospitals.They have knowledge from molecular lever to mixtures and compounds.These people understand human bodily components much beter than every other hospital personnel.Lab is an innovatory career whch needs intelligence.and as far as I knw,these people have a rich academic background.COM recruit geniuses.It is total unundastandable that the Government should forsake them

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