NCHE suspends DMI accreditation


National Council for Higher Education (Nche) has temporarily suspended the accreditation of Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education degree programmes at DMI St John the Baptist University’s Mangochi campus with immediate effect.

Nche acting Chief Executive Officer Ambumulire Phiri confirmed the development yesterday.

“The university has failed to comply with Nche minimum standards in the areas of student admission, staff complement and conduct of teaching practice for students in education programmes and other academic procedures, hence the decision,” Phiri said.


In a statement signed by Phiri, the council says the university must not enrol any new students for the suspended programmes until all identified concerns are addressed.

“The University Management was invited to respond to the findings of the inquiry report on 2nd February 2022 and it was validated that the university was indeed not being compliant with the Nche Minimum Standards.” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Civil society Education Coalition Chairperson Benedicto Kondowe has said standards in higher education institutions should not be compromised at the expense of access and profit.


“Nche should seek to enforce standards and appropriately impose penalties for noncompliance. While there is a need to give room for institutional growth, it is important that they must be seen to be working hard to improve service delivery at their institutions.

“Running programmes not accredited is unwarranted for. It undermines the interests of the students from future prospect opportunities. Enrolling students without the requisite skills and competence does not act as an empowerment vehicle for the students,” Kondowe said.

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