Malawi low public university  intake worries ‘varsity officials

Officials from the University of Malawi say they want to improve infrastructures in public universities to improve students’ intake.

Professor Al Mtenje,

Renowned linguist and lecturer Professor Al Mtenje, who is also the University of Malawi (Unima) pro-vice chancellor said this at Polytechnic in Blantyre on Tuesday during the launch of Public Sector Investment Program.

Mtenje, who is a Chichewa language expert,said Malawi has the lowest student intake in the Sadc region.

“This issue of low student intake into the public universities will be addressed through construction of new infrastructures and rehabilitation of new infrastructures,” said Mtenje.

He said increasing student intake in the University of Malawi would help make Malawi a dominantly importing nation to a dominantly exporting nation.

According to 2017 statistics, out of 18, 000 qualified students, only 4,700 were selected to public universities because of limited space.

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3 years ago

For how long has this song been in our ears? This is paper work that is dumped at University Office thou the so called professors have already received the allowances for the same. Tiyeni tidzingova ngati nyimbo ya mangelengele basi. Nothing tangible is happening on the ground.

Kapado Chimulirenji
3 years ago

Why did you rush into delinking UNIMA amid this serious challenge? Was the decision political or otherwise? You the so called professors are to blame because you could have intervened and reasoned with the powers that be that the decision was premature, you needed to improve the infrastructure first.

3 years ago

From University to tree planting programs, Malawi!

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