Blantyre synod opens University January


Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has said all is set for the opening of the University of Blantyre Synod (UBS) in January next year as one way of promoting access to tertiary education.

Blantyre Synod General Secretary, Alex Maulana, said this during a press conference yesterday.

He said, in the past three years, about 45, 000 students qualified for tertiary education in public universities, out of which only about 6, 000 were selected to public universities.


“It is disheartening to note that many deserving students fail to access tertiary education simply because of limited space,” he said.

Maulana added that many qualified secondary school graduates are denied the opportunity to attain tertiary education, singling out those from rural areas.

Last year, the National Council for Higher Education asked Blantyre Synod to iron out some hitches.


“We are very grateful to the government, through the National Council for Higher Education, for finally registering the university on the consideration that it has met the required standards,” Maulana said.

UBS Vice Chancellor, Simeon Hau, said they would start with two faculties; faculty of theology and faculty of commerce.

Hau said the university would be open to all eligible students across Malawi.

Nkhoma Synod of the CCAP was the first to establish a university followed by Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP.

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