Mutharika opens Malawi science university, donates K2 million to Dedza Secondary School

President Peter Mutharika on Thursday paid unexpected visit to Dedza Secondary School and donated K2 million to buy food and use in sports activities.

Malawi University of Science and Technology at Mutharika's Ndata land in Thyolo
Malawi University of Science and Technology at Mutharika’s Ndata land in Thyolo

Mutharika once schooled at Dedza Secondary School together  withhis brother and the country’s  former  president late Bingu wa Mutharika..

His visit excited students at the school which is popularly known as Box 48, as they did not expect such a surprise.

“This school brings to me very fond memories. I was there for six years, because back then, secondary education went as far as that,”
said Mutharika.

Mutharika aside donating the money also donated to the school 15 (50kg) bags of rice, four cartons of cooking oil and 1, 000 notebooks.

He then pledged to renovate the school’s hall and the road to the campus which is almost impassable.

Meanwhile, Mutharika has officially inaugurated the Malawi University  of Science and Technology  the brainchild of Bingu which was built at late Mutharika’s land Ndata in Thyolo district with assistance from the Republic of China.

The President said the opening of MUST marks the beginning of the realization of his dream of establishing six new universities to respond to the challenges and demands for increased equitable access to institutions of higher learning.

“My aim is to ensure that every citizen in our country, regardless of tribe, religion or the areas he/she comes from, should have the opportunity and the right to higher education,” said Mutharika.

“This University is being established at my initiative. I conceptualized this and even designed the main building that you will one day see rise above the grounds of this area,” said Mutharika.

The science and technology university will offer five-year bachelor’s degree programmes in biomedical studies, chemical engineering and metallurgical engineering and a master of science in innovation programme.

The university will have four schools — the Malawi Institute of Technology, Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences and a fourth school still under consideration.

The first batch of 129 students [114 undergraduates and 15 postgraduates] of which 26 percent are women were enrolled in March this year.

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edward mitala
edward mitala
6 years ago

We were there again with people like kingdom Kwapata John Manduwa Hostics,Aubrey Makina,our teachers like Kamwiyo Oimbo,Mr Mataya Vakusi Mr Tsonga KALIMA TONADO INTERMAFUKWEKWE(DISQUAMQUAM)

Dodoma
Dodoma
6 years ago

IWE NO:10,DEDZA T Z N CENTRAL REGION,DZ SHARES BOURNDARY WIT SALIMA NTCHEU,LILONGWE.TO SAY DEDZA SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULARY KNOW AS BOX 48,T WZ OPENED OFFICIALY N 1951,t Z Believe Dat Pipo StartED Learning N 1948 ,DAT Y T Z BOX 48.IT’S PLACE WHERE ALL CREAM 4M ALL CORNERS OF MALAWI GATHERS.ENA MUKANGANA WAT WIC BEST XUL N MALAWI.TO FIND BEST SCHOL U NEED TO KNOW WAT ARE XUL’S PRODUCT N POLITC,MEDICINE,BUSSINES,FINANCING,LAW,ANOTHER TING Z MEDALS AND AWARDS THE XUL HV RECEIVE AND NT FORGETNG XUL’S MANAGEMENT.KOMA HERE N MW THERE NO EVEGREN XUL,U GONA HEAR AT ONE POINT T WZ ROBERTBLAKE,ROBERTLAWS,PROVIDENCE,BOX 2,BSS,LIKUN… Read more »

mopia
mopia
6 years ago

Mr President remember to include the programme on padeophila studies so that Trapence and Mtambo could start to advocate for them.

Watela
Watela
6 years ago

# 2 where did schools like Chaminade and Nkhatabay Secondary schools being placed in your days together with saint patrick and Mary Mount.

Kalanga
Kalanga
6 years ago

On academy of medical sciences plz include postbasic masters degrees in nursing and medicine

Kalekeni kanene
6 years ago

As one of former students of Dedza Sec School, I m pleased to hear of the Presidents visit to the school. This motivates us to do the same. This school is historical. I was there as a student from 1979 to 1983. I passed very well and procceded University of Malawi Polytechnic for Engineering. I remember friends like Patrick Kulemeka, Alick Makuluni, Benson Mwage, Ellington Selemani, David Loga, Joseh Lekera, Benjamin Chikoza, Sydney Chulu/Mazengera, Jimmy Kachitete, John Phaya, Matthews Kaphyanga, Stieve Willick, Issac Lihaka, Richard Matenje, Chimwemwe Gondwe, Richard Kachule, Laskey Mbera, Franklyn Dumakude, Michael ‘Kaka’ Mlotha. Remember my nickname… Read more »

bongowonju
bongowonju
6 years ago

Wazithenga kuti ndalama zopeleka ku Dedza Second School? Ndimmene cashgate yimayambila choncho. APM analibe money posachedwapa koma 6 months in Government basi donation donation? Rubbish thieves.

Kalekeni kanene
6 years ago

I was at Dedza Sec Sch. from 1979 to 1983. I passed MCE

Mmwenye Wachigololo
6 years ago

Nice wani i like it kodi dedza ili ku south eti?

Mlazi Nkhoma
Mlazi Nkhoma
6 years ago

Good development

This opening of MUST will create opportunities for our students to get enrolled into public universities

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