JB to be inaugurated as Chancellor of University of Malawi Oct.24

The University of Malawi (Unima) will officially inaugurate the State President of Malawi Mrs. Joyce Banda as Chancellor of the university becoming its first female Chancellor.

UNIMA registrar Tarsizius Nampota said according to the University of Malawi Act the president of the Republic of Malawi is supposed to be the Chancellor of the university therefore Mrs. Banda will be officially unveiled to the university community on October 24 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Ground, Blantyre.

“After being inaugurated as Chancellor of UNIMA the President will preside over the congregation of the 2010/2011 Academic year where newly graduates will be  confered with  degrees obtained from the university,” said Nampota.

President Band is captured being crowned Chancellor of Mzuzu University

He further said the preparation for inauguration of the President and congregation of the 2010/2011 are underway and the university is happy to see the female president becoming the Chancellor of UNIMA, it is the first time in the history of the university.

He then urged the graduating students to make sure that they have liaised with their respective colleges on some of the logistics to make sure that they follow the procedures which one is supposed to adhere before graduating.

UNIMA is the oldest public university in the country and have produced many graduates in medicine, engineering, administration, law, education among others.

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