The demand of studying at a post-secondary level in Malawi is heavily outnumbering the available space and UNICAF, a distance-learning scholarship programme for students in Africa, the University of Nicosia Online and the University of South Wales, has opened its to students in Malawi and neighbor countries.
The University, with its campus in Lilongwe, Malawi, aims to help students become educated individuals, achieve their academic and professional goals.
UNICAF University provides Malawi with a major regional university, well equipped to compete with counterparts across the border.
The university’s international development manager Savva Constatinou said the university will cater for students in Malawi and neighbouring countries
Unicaf University says the opening of the university locally will help Malawi and neighbouring countries to curb challenges in meeting demand for quality higher education.
“Unicaf has online and blended learning delivery of local and internationally-recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. It is committed to setting the agenda in online higher education,” Constatinou told reporters in Lilongwe at the official opening of its doors to students in Malawi,.
He said the university is working with government in driving the evolution of online and blended learning, saying an increasing amount of students are accessing tertiary education online as technological innovation develops.
Constatinou said technology can deliver a much better experience to students.
Unicaf Malawi director Professor Kuthemba Mwale said it will be cheaper for Malawian and African students who want to study in Europe to register at the new university as it offers internationally recognised qualifications from the United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA) universities.
According to Mwale, Unicaf’s long-term plan is to build a multimillion dollar ultra-modern campus along the Bunda By-pass Road.