Blame game at Malawi Adventist University over removals of students to graduate

A blame game has erupted between the assistant registrar and some lecturers at Malawi Adventist University following the removal of about 30 students on the list of those who were supposed to graduate in September.

Nyasa Times sources said that there is a blame game between the assistant registrar Mcleard Banda and some lecturers for omitting the students on personal grounds.

One lecturer said they were surprised when they checked on the list of students, who are expected to graduate in September.

 Vice Chancellor of Malawi Adventist University Dr. Mozicie Kadyakapita
Vice Chancellor of Malawi Adventist University Dr. Mozicie Kadyakapita

“We feel it is unfair to the students and their parents because up to now even the parents of the students have not been communicated. We even asked the assistant registrar on why some students have been omitted but he did not give us a valid reason,” he said.

When Nyasa Times contacted one students, who has been left out on the list  he said, “In my case l was surprised to be told that  my name has been removed from the list because  l do not have five credits. But my question was why in the first place did they allow me to be enrolled at their University if they want only those with five credits.”

He went to illustrates, “It means these people just wanted to chew our fees and ignore us at the time graduation. Another surprising thing is that they invited us for verification   which we did. They confirmed with us that we will graduate only to be told later on that we do not have 5 credits.”

Another student accused the assistant registrar of making calls to some female students asking for individual meetings.

She alleges that one female student, whose name has also been removed received a phone call from the assistant registrar asking to meet her at a private place.

One parent, whose child has been removed on the graduation list, said they will take matter to the authorities because they feel the school is to blame.

“In the first place why did they enroll the students if they knew that they did not have five credits. So they accepted them just to benefit from the school fees. We will not just seat and watch until the school gives us a valid reason,” said the angry parent.

Unconfirmed reports which Nyasa Times has gathered indicate that the Registrar of the University, who is currently in Kenya, is intending to resign following the issue.

When Nyasa Times tried to seek views from the University Assistant Registrar his phone went un answered despite several attemps.

Malawi Adventist University is affiliated to University of Eastern African Baraton Kenya.

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