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Council awaits Parliament nod on Unima de-linking

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By Jarson Malowa, Contributor:

University of Malawi (Unima) Council has said it hopes the forthcoming meeting of Parliament would approve three bills of de-linking its three universities of Chancellor College (Chanco), The Polytechnic and Kamuzu College of Nursing.

Unima Council Chairperson, Reverend Billy Gama, said this at Chanco in Zomba yesterday on the sidelines of the university’s graduation of its first cohort for 2017/2018.

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Parliament is expected to regroup in Lilongwe on March 5 2019 before its dissolution on March 20 2019 ahead of the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

“We hope that Parliament will tackle the three bills of de-linking of the University of Malawi. We have submitted the recommendations to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology,” Gama said.

Unima Vice- Chancellor, John Kalenga Saka, said the university is delighted to have delivered into the economy 600 graduates.

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“This is a grateful moment. It is in consistent with national education sector plan which requires universities to provide inclusive education particularly for people with disability or visual impairment as well as encouraging female students so that such people must attain higher education,” Saka said.

The ceremony, which saw three students graduating with distinctions and two with first class honours, involved 14 graduates with masters’ degrees and three doctoral.

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