Chilima intervenes on Unversity of Malawi delinking issue

Vice President Saulos Chilima has intervened in a matter the University of Malawi council decided to delay the delinking process of the University of Malawi colleges.

Chilima arriving for the meeting
Chilima during the meeting discussing the on delinking suspension
University of Malawi (Unima) Council members meeting Chilima

Some Malawians expressed concern over the decision by the council after parliament approved the delinking process for efficiency and effectiveness of public universities.

On Tuesday morning in Lilongwe, Chilima met the Council of the University of Malawi to discuss the resolution made by the Council to review the delinking of the university.

The meeting agreed on tasks assigned to stakeholders to guide further discussions on the issue.

Government says communication on outcome of the meetings will be made public after all due consultations are done.

Chilima came to the meeting in his capacity as minister responsible for economic planning  and development and public sector reforms.

Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje; and officials from the department of statutory corporations also attended the meeting held in Lilongwe.

The University Council said in a statement it was reversing the process of separating the constituent colleges of the Unima, namely Chancellor College, College of Medicine, The Polytechnic and Kamuzu College of Nursing on the grounds that the decision to unbundle was made outside the mandate of both the council and senate.

Malawi Law Society president Burton Mhango said the council’s decision to reverse the unbundling process has no legal basis since Parliament ratified an Act to facilitate the delinking process.

He said: “An Act of Parliament is above any decision that the council can make. The decision made by the council cannot have any effect on the decision made by Parliament. The decision to delink the universities was formalised.

“For that decision to be rescinded, it will have to go back to Parliament for a subsequent amendment or repealing the previous legislation [which authorised the delinking process].”

Concurring with Mhango, the Civil Society Education Coalition (Csec) in a statement signed by its executive director Benedicto Kondowe and board chairperson Jennipher Mkandawire said the council’s decision sets a wrong precedent

 

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Marumbo
6 months ago

Wauka kwa akufa Chilima the master liar. Where is the bullet train? Where are the 1million jobs to be credited in one year? Where are K15,000.00 stipend for our grannies? Where are free water and electricity connections? Where are cheaper passports? Where are non-renewable driving licences? Where are Civil Servants medical schemes? Where are Civil Servants loans? Where are healthy facilities every 4 km? Where are the promised school blocks? Where are the promised roads? Where is the tax-free week? Eish koma chilima is indeed a pathological liar. Manyazi alibe zeze? DPP was much much better indeed. Awa a Nonse… Read more »

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Nzika
Nzika
6 months ago

Zoona Mufuna mudye ma allowance ama consultation pa nkhani yothaitha? Mwatani Kodi?

John chidongo
6 months ago

Munathadi fashoni aChilima palibe chanu tsopano simudzakhalaponso pa u president wa Malawi mark ma words. Munakodzera chiputu. That’s why now you’re very quiet mapulani anakuthera mutatokota ngati chani kaya. Ndingaluza voti yanga ndikanadziwa ndikavotera aMbakuwaku. Anaonetsa cha muna musatekeseka. Pano ndi mayazi kuti anthu ati chanimukayamba kutokotanso ku Chakwera or mukudziwa kuti apa zinthu sizikuyenda.

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
6 months ago

How do you have dislogue and consultations on a bill that was passed. Only the AG can intervene or parliament table a motion to stop the unbundling.

Nzika
Nzika
6 months ago
Reply to  Sikusinja

Want the allowances as usual.

Bwana wa Ulesi
Bwana wa Ulesi
6 months ago

Can’t these meetings been done on zoOM?🤔

Noxy
6 months ago

Komanso atolankhani okonda Chilima ayi polani moto mwanyanya kuchemelera zopanda pake.Munthu kongotchena nkumapita ku meeting basi imeneyo ndi solution?

Noxy
6 months ago

A Chilima anatha fasho akagwere uko asamangodikira ziyipe Kaye kenako jijirijijiri ngati anzeru apa zambiri zomwe ankanena zatheramalere palibepo chachitikapo olo.Asatiyasepo nthawi apa angovomera kuti alephera.

Mwadza mwatipeza
Mwadza mwatipeza
6 months ago

Kodi abwana tizikambirana nkhani yoti idadutsa kale ku parliament? Pali nzeru apa? Tili ndi nkhani zeni zeni zofunika kuganiza mdziko muno. Izi zidatha kale.

Mbalachanda
Mbalachanda
6 months ago

The MCP dinosaurs in unima council want to derail progress. Stupid idiots. Council can not reverse decision of parliament. Never!

Vanquish Z
6 months ago

Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

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