University of Malawi (Unima) has announced that it will launch distance learning enabling students to combine work in a busy professional environment.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by Unima vice-chancellor Professor John Kalenga Saka in Zomba during the fourth and last graduation for the 2014/15 students who successfully completed their studies in various constituent colleges of Unima .
“Our objective is to build the capacity of more Malawians in various courses we offer in our colleges for them to become productive human resources for the development of the country,” said Saka.
The Vice Chancellor said the new plans aims at making it possible for more Malawians to acquire tertiary education exclusively by the distance learning mode.
He noted that athe current ‘face to face’ mode is limiting in the access and delivery of quality education.
Accoridng to Saka each year about 16 000 students qualify for admission into Unima, but only 5 000 students are admitted due to limited infrastructure as well as inadequate teaching and learning resources the institution has.
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