Government assures University of Livingstonia graduates of employment opportunities

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Justine Saidi has assured University of Livingstonia (Unilia) graduates of employment opportunities in government.

Saidi: Government will give jobs

Speaking Saturday on the sidelines of the university’s 13th graduation ceremony that took place at Mzuzu Stadium, Saidi, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony, said government has introduced a number of programmes to create employment opportunities for graduates across the country.

“The government, among other initiatives, wants to provide employment opportunities to graduates; it also introduced internship programme and just recently, the State President, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika presided over ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 250 secondary schools.

These schools will create the need for more teachers and other professionals in different departments within the education sector,” said Saidi.

Saidi added that some graduates may venture into businesses, thereby creating employment for others while others may end up working with the private sector.

In his remarks, General Secretary for CCAP Livingstonia Synod, Reverend Levi Nyondo, asked government to send on retirement employees who are 65 years old to create employment opportunities for new graduates.

“My plea is that those above 65 years old should retire from civil service if the graduates are to be employed,” said Nyondo.

The graduation ceremony was celebrated under the theme “Living the dream “.

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Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

He forgot to finish the sentence to say as long as you’re mulakho.

mpilu
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mpilu

awa ndoongova za mmaluwatu basi. all the 60 years aged people akhale pasi ngakhale tikuwaonabe mma ofesimu. zikutani kodi

ESTERY CHIBAMBO
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ESTERY CHIBAMBO

Absolutely true. few jobs lots of well educated youths. Remember in the 1980s when we were encouraged family planning and peoples response was negative ” ndisiyeni ndi bereke ngati mchenga wa kunyanja” this is the results of those actions now ,well educated youths .no prospects of a job unless you are from some parts of Malawi you k now where. I agree with the GS of Livingstonia synod. Those in their 60s should retire to create vacancies for the youths. IT SHOULD START WITH THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF . In difficult times difficult decisions should be done ,Its time the retirement… Read more »

Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

Bwana Nyondo, the govt payroll is managed by DHRMD. At the attainment of 60yrs. The system automatically locks you and you can’t be paid. You then transferred ku ma pensioners……. You have to know also that other professions in the judiciary like judges….. The mandatory retirement age is 70.( If not 75). Then you have to know that other people are engaged on eg. Month to month depending on the need. Eg. We had late Dr. Mtafu on payroll because if I remember he was one of the few neuro surgeon in Malawi and was training doctors at COM. ……..… Read more »