Chakwera to be installed University of Malawi  Chancellor on Dec 10

President Lazarus Chakwera will be installed as Chancellor of the University of Malawi (Unima) on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Chancellor College in Zomba.

Chakwera being installed as Chancellor of Luanar -Pic by Roy Nkosi 

The President will later preside over a graduation ceremony for the 2020 university graduands.

Last week Chakwera was installed  Chancellor of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar)  one of the country’s four functional public universities.

Besides Luanar, other public universities are Mzuzu University, Malawi University of Science and Technology and the University of Malawi (Unima), the oldest with four constituent colleges—Chancellor College, The Polytechnic, College of Medicine (CoM) and Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN).

The Polytechnic is set to be delinked to be a standalone university as are CoM and KCN which will also merge into one university.

Inkosi M’mbelwa University in Mzimba, formerly Mombera University, is another upcoming tertiary education institution initiated during the administration of Democratic Progressive Party.

Historically, Presidents have been ceremonial heads of public universities.

The Unima Act of 1998 in Section 13(23) states that the Chancellor of the university will be the Head of State while Section 13 (3) also gives powers to the President to appoint another person as Chancellor in consultation with the University Council.

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James
James
8 months ago

Waste of time. If he will be a Chancellor for each University in Malawi, and attends each graduation ceremony. How many public funded appointment will those be? We are not serious.

Ana A Dad
Ana A Dad
8 months ago

A Malawi ma president timawanonga tokha. We still treat a president as a Demi God. This good man will soon forget what we employed for instead he will focus making his name through these resources wasting tasks. My Malawi

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
8 months ago

Hmm, mesa amati he’s waiting for the act to change? But if the UNIMA act empowers the president to appoint another person as chancellor, and Laz says he doesn’t want the job, then why doesn’t he appoint another person as the fuckin’ chancellor while waiting for the act to be changed? Uyutu thinks we’re idiots. Mxii!!

Gee
Gee
8 months ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

Ndimaona ngati ndinamva molakwika, ananena kutidi akufuna chancellor wa independent, if he’s genuine akane.

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
8 months ago

Kusowa zochita kumeneku. Shupiti

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
8 months ago

I used to think that Chakwera was smart. Seriously he’s not. How on earth would a president be a chancellor for all public universities in this age?

Liars exposed
8 months ago

This abusa lied to the nation that he will not be Chancellor of any public university while deep down his heart he had a burning desire for the chancellorship. Shaa if a man of God can lie that way what will become of us the plebians?

mtete
mtete
8 months ago
Reply to  Liars exposed

He said the existing law relating to Chancellor must first be changed.

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