Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) formerly known as Polytechnic

One of the education activists in the country, Dr Limbani Nsapato, has asked President Dr Lazarus Chakwera to swiftly put in place councils for the newly formed universities as a way of bridging administrative gaps brought about by the conversion of the colleges into fully grown universities.

Speaking to media on Wednesday, Dr Nsapato hinted that any procrastination of the appointment of the councils has the potential to derail operations, policy formulation and implementation at the new universities.

“Basically the councils are the high ranking decision making bodies for these universities. They are the ones that make policies; they are the ones that can sue and can be sued,” Nsapato hinted.

Nsapato further disclosed that his expectation was that President Chakwera would use the parliamentary opening for the 2012/2022 budget session on Wednesday to unveil his plan on the same.

On 4th May, 2021, government gazetted the new universities which are Malawi university of business and applied sciences ( MUBAS), formerly known as the Malawi Polytechnic; Kamuzu university of health sciences (KUHES), previously known as College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing and the University of Malawi (UNIMA), which used to be called Chancellor College.

In 2019, Parliament passed a bill which targeted the delinking of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi into full standing universities as one way of increasing intake of students to public universities to around 48 thousand of them per year.

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