Dr Mcheka Chilenje: Commonwealth University confers Malawian deputy speaker with Honorary Doctorate

Malawi’s First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje has joined the race for honorary doctorates after the Commonwealth University conferred her with an honorary doctorate degree in leadership.

Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje now has doctorate

Speaker Richard Msowoya on Friday announced in Parliament that the Commonwealth University has awarded Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje with an Honorary Doctorate Degree. 

“Honourable  Members it is with great pleasure to inform the House that the Commonwealth University has honoured and recognized the meritorious contributions of the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership,” said Msowoya.  

An honorary degree is awarded to elite leaders who demonstrate great character and have proven extraordinary achievements and service to their communities, countries or the world as a mark of esteem.

Msowoya said before the actual award ceremony in Arabian Courtyard Hotel in Dubai, Chilenje will be going through an intensive Leadership training. 

Speaking later, Chilenje commended her fellow MPs for the exposure that she has gained. 

“I owe all this to God and people of my constituency for all the success,” Said Chilenje. 

Member of Women Parliamentary Caucus, Mary Navitcha, who is also legislator for Thyolo Thava constituency has commended Chilenje for the achievement. 

“This achievement is not for Chilenje alone. It is for everyone in the House, so we are all grateful,” Said Navicha.

Chilenje obtained a Masters Degree in Leadership with Leeds Becket University in 2015. 

In 2010 Chilenje obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. 

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oMachemba
oMachemba
2 years ago

Mean-nothing degree!
Sindingagwadire kulemekeza munthu chifukwa wapasidwa “Doctorate” without working for it.
Why even publish this as “news”, abale inu?

Chappe;
2 years ago

Does anyone In the Malawi Parliament have a genuine degree that they have worked for from a high ranking university? Are there any graduates from Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Johns Hopkins, the Sorbonne or any other such notable establishment? No? Surprise, surprise! One politician in Malawi acquired a doctorate from Bolton University in the UK, which is about as insignificant as you can get.

Nambewe
Nambewe
2 years ago

Congratulations Dr Esther Mcheka chilenje!! You deserve it.Satana wachita manyazi. Kunena zoona this woman is very intelligent, strong and hard working olooo munganyoze bwanji anthu a jealous inu Madalitso a mcheka sangakhale anu.mulungu anamudalitsa munthuyu. Ngati simudxiwa zaminthi mungokhala there.ife we know mcheka has worked so hard to get a bachelor’s degree from Bunda college and masters degree in Leadership and change from Leeds Beckett University in UK. Anachita graduate hi Mim uko ifeyo tinakachitira umboni..inu ma Enemies a mcheka stop wishing others bad God will never blessed you! Ife ndiye wathu ndi Dr basi mwagea nayo. Congratulations DR ESTHER… Read more »

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
2 years ago

Lazarus Chakwera Has asked Malawians to simply call him Lazarus or Laz or Chakwela. I totally agree with him. Asiyire ma semi-illiterate za ma fake titles.

China
China
2 years ago

Za ziii munthu opanda school ngati uyu

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
2 years ago

Besides politicians, are there no deserving, industrious Malawians? Why not confer an honorary doctorate to the lone teacher, Mark Kamphira of Chiguma Primary School? These bullshit universities are after cheap publicity because they can’t point at any respected mind who studied with them.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
2 years ago

Mukunamatu inu. Mcheka Chilenje has a Diploma in Education from Domasi College. Who told you that she has Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture?

NYAKULA NDI NG'ONA
NYAKULA NDI NG'ONA
2 years ago

Mmmmmm! Akulu, inu ndi amene simukuwadziwa bwino mayiwa. She was my teacher at Naotcha primary school in Blantyre. I can explain her career life very well, she indeed has the bachelors degree in agriculture.
You haven’t updated your software. The Esther Chilenje you know is of 1999, not of 2018. Kkkkkkkkk

mwana mulopwana
mwana mulopwana
2 years ago

she has both degree and masters , and these are geneuine certificates

Malume
Malume
2 years ago

Ali nayo yapa LUANAR ( BUNDA CAMPUS )

ade
ade
2 years ago

This is what Africans cherish most.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

It’s high time our politicians should STOP FOOLING themselves with such fake Honorary Doctorate Degrees. Calling themselves professors, doctors. It’s all fong kong and ABSURD!!! Reputable politicians like Mandela, Obama had received multiple honorary degrees but NEVER went about bragging with FAKE certificates. Even Gucci Grace had to assign well-known academicians to get her PhD. It SMACKS an act of ‘inferiority complex’ wanting to look superior than what one real is. In fact thieves often seek to impress people around by putting on expensive suits, drive expensive cars, drink expensive liquor just to look big. The drive behind such psychological… Read more »

piyasi
piyasi
2 years ago

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