A big blow to Share World Open University. As the university is dancing to government demands to improve standards to earn a permanent license, thieves broke into the Lilongwe campus of the college on the night of Tuesday and stole 12 brand new computers.
The 12 computers were part of the 20 new computers the college purchased to improve standards as demanded by government early this year. The campus is located in Area 36.
Lilongwe police and one of the employees confirmed the development.
“We are investigatng the matter to bring to book these culprits,” said a police officer.
The theft of the computers has demoralized staff at the college because their efforts to achieve government’s demands are thwarted.
“We were on course improving standards but this has taken us back. They are new computers which were already connected to the Internet and students were using them. It is a very sad development and we hope the police will help us with their investigations to get the thugs,” said one of the employees.
Government temporarily suspended the accreditation of the university and asked management to improve standards. Government demands included beefing up staff with more permanent lecturers, improvement of the library, computer room, setting up of students’ union among others.
The Government partially lifted the suspension pending the college’s satisfaction of the demands.
Recently the university hiked fees which students are protesting against and demanding justification for the hike.
Professor Felix Salaniponi recently joined the university as vice chancellor.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :