University of Malawi to celebrate Golden Jubilee this year
The University of Malawi (Unima) will in September this year have its Golden Jubilee celebrations.
To that effect and prior to its main celebration, Unima has lined up several activities that would be part of the celebration.
One such activity is a tree planting exercise that will take place at the University Office on February 14 in Zomba.
Notable faces expected to grace the tree planting exercise include Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr Emanuel Fabiano, Mayor of Zomba Ms Joan Ntaja and Parliamentarian for Zomba central Patricia Kainga Nangozo.
According to Unima, the tree planting exercise is meant to serve as the commencement of a new era in the business of the University of Malawi as it approaches the next fifty years.
“It is against this background that this ceremony is viewed by the University of Malawi fraternity as a critical milestone.
“Needless to say that its Principals, Deans and other University Officials will be among those that will patronise it,” said Okomaatani Malunga, Unima Registrar.
He also said colleges within Unima federal set up will hold their own tree planting exercises in order to embrace the theme of ‘Renewal, Infusing the Golden Jubilee Activities’.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
What’s there to celebrate?
A waste of money which could otherwise have been put to good use.
UNIMA is no longer a source of pride and elitism. It is just one of those white elephants. The staffing levels are pathetic. In some faculties, the departments are run by inexperienced foreign experts. There are no enough learning materials. Archaic books linger in the book shelves in the library.There is no knowledge production, i.e. research. Toilets lack cleaning materials and tissues. There is no renovations of the delapidated infrastructure. It seems professors are promoted not on merit. We are seeing so called professors without an academically accepted terminal degree i.e. Ph.D., Sc.D., DrPH, DPhil etc etc. The processing of… Read more »
Congratulations for an incredible 50 years. Koma my concern is – am not seeing the University being proactive in ensuring that students pay back the loan to help it grow. Kapenatu just stop calling it a loan….call it a grant.
It has deteriorated in standards.