Bedir to open University of Southern Africa in Malawi

Bedir Education and Medical Foundation Trust – Malawi will this September start offering tertiary education at its Kanjedza Office Complex in Blantyre.

The Trust’s Chairman, Rajab Mkakosya, said the discussions with the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on the matter are currently at an advanced stage.

Mkakosya said the team which will be managing the university applied to NCHE in March last year and in May 2017, officials from NCHE visited the university campus for preliminary viewing.

“The tertiary learning institution shall be known as University of Southern Africa. What has remained now is for NCHE to come again for assessment and other things. We are aiming to open by September 2017 if all goes on well. What I can say now is, we are very much prepared for the establishment of the university,” he said.

Currently, the trust has Bedir High Schools which has over 600 learners from their three campuses in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

In Malawi, Bedir was founded in the year 2000 but is found in over 160 countries worldwide.

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The story has not revealed what courses the glass building is going to offer, what’s the selection criteria is there, the goals of the institution, what makes them unique and why students should go to them. In fact who are the teachers and where will they come from? What qualifications will they have? What’s the fees? What are the ethos of the institution? Do they really have to have a separate building with a name we can’t understand the meaning of ‘Bedir’? Can’t they just send students to a government university and increase capacity by providing more funds and facilities… Read more »

Universities should properly be regulated lets not be fooled by big buildings with nothing of substance happening inside of them. Take a microscopic look at these institutions lest we regret


At national state, Malawi should not allow its name dragged through the mud by failing to vet these institutions. Surely, for a national university to carry such a name requires benchmark standards that aligns it to prevailing institutions. International academic reputation of its teachers, administrators and governors must also be at par and recognised by all existing outstanding regional universities. Short of that, this will prove to be a scandal in waiting…what is indeed ‘misleading’, ‘mis-selling’, ‘misrepresentation’, ‘fraud’, etc.


Hopefully this is not a stepping stone to Southern Africa for advancing clandestine activities.

bristone mabichi

I just hope that the government is aware of these people. See their curricula, before they start and who will attend their college. Fees will be very high such that ONLY their kind will attend.

Julius Phiri

Well this is good news for the country but let’s not forget what people are earning so try to come with reasonable fees because it won’t make sense to have this facility and yet parents can’t afford to pay fees then it will be a waste so let’s try to be reasonable on fees this can be a great opportunity for our kids as well as the nation as a whole


Truly,now my beloved country is into carry on education(no child left behind system) Secondly, sad to be surrounded by FLY BY NIGHT OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES!!!!

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