Chakwera to be installed as Mzuzu University chancellor: Mzuni graduation Jan

Mzuzu University  (Mzuni) management has finally set a date for graduation after a protracted battle with graduands who took to the streets in Lilongwe protesting against the delayed graduation ceremony announcing that it will be held on January 27 2021.

Chakwera presides over a Luana graduation ceremony where he was also  installed as Chancellor  -Pic by Roy Nkosi

In a statement, the university states: “Mzuzu University is pleased to inform all students who completed their studies after December 2019 and the public that the first session of 22nd University Congregation will be held  on Wednesday 27 January  2021.”

During the ceremony President Lazarus  Chakwera will be installed as Chancellor of the University.

This will be  the 22nd Congregation for  Mzuzu University since it was inaugurated by former president  Bakili Muluzi in 1997 its first Chancellor.

Last week, President Chakwera defended his decision to accept the position of chancellorship  in public universities after he earlier criticised presidents becoming chancellor’s of public universities.

Speaking in Lilongwe during the graduation of students from the Lilongwe University of Natural Resources (Luanar), Chakwera said his acceptance to be chancellor of public universities may seem in contradiction with his sentiments against the tradition.

He said he has to accept it now until the law is changed.

“I have told the Ministry of Education to work on the Act that bound heads of state to be chancellor of universities, repeal and replace it the current act as a way of rectifying the anomaly,” he said.

He said until that time, he will continue to comply with the law.

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Chatsika
Chatsika
8 months ago

2025 ili kutali kwabasi. Tinaika nyansi pampando. What a crooked liar. The law allows him to appoint somebody as chancellor.

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
8 months ago

asanamizile timalamulo topanda tanthauzo. Angonena poyera kuti mphamvu ndinso kukoma kwa upulezidenti zamuledzeretsa. He says one thing and does the opposite.Why is it too difficult for him to quote the same ” law” that says the president in consultation with the University Council can suggest somebody else to be the Chancellor.This is what is happening in most countries worth their salt.

Mpakateni
8 months ago

HRDC is the most stupid organisation. Its members see all this nonsense but they choose to deliberately ignore what is happening and sit phwii. Why can’t they stop Chakwera from behaving in this manner and remind him of what he promsed Malawians about Chancellorship in public Universities.Their bellies are now full of green bans. I will never take Trapence and Mayaya seriously anymore.

Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
8 months ago

Typical of Animal Farm. Taking advantage of the ignorance of Malawians

Please Finish Fixing Njakwa Livingstonia Road
Please Finish Fixing Njakwa Livingstonia Road
8 months ago

WOW!!! JUST WOW!!! We really didn’t change anything on 23 June. Shit is shit basi. Mxiew.

This aint funny anymore Mr. President.

Bwande
Bwande
8 months ago

Servant leader in action. Demonstrating holy fear as he knows it.

Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

This is how dictators are created. Does it have to be the president?

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
8 months ago

Where is this law that the sitting president should be the chancellor for public universities?

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
8 months ago
Reply to  Ntopwa 1

Its in some Act somewhere but it also says the head of state in consultation with the University Council can appoint someone to be chancellor. So its not set in stone that president should be chancellor. Chakwera can just consult the council, tell them he doesn’t want to be chancellor and provide a name or names to be considered. It would be great if he can take that route.

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