President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that instead of starting work on a university project in the country, he intends to have a satellite campus of the Lilongwe University and Natural Resources (Luanar) in Ntcheu.
Mutharika said when asked to respond to a question by a citizen in the Talk to the President programme on the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Radio 1 that Ntcheu would greatly benefit from the new campus.
“Ntcheu has very rich agricultural land that would benefit from the expertise from the human resource being groomed from the new campus,” he said.
According to Mutharika, he has so far held a number of discussions on the subject.
“It is always expensive to roll out a new university project so we hope this will be very feasible,” said Mutharika.
If rolled out, the new campus will add number to Malawi’s state-run institutions of higher learning that do not suffice the country’s out-growing population.
The country presently has four public universities namely the Lilongwe University of Agriculture (Luanar), Mzuzu University (Mzuni), University of Malawi (Unima) and the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :