‘No job losses after Unima delinking’


By Jarson Malowa, Contributor:

University of Malawi (Unima) Council has assured that the delinking of the university would not result into job losses for the institution’s employees.

Unima Council Chairperson, Reverend Billy Gama, said this Wednesday on the sidelines of the graduation of the second cohort of the year 2017/2018 at Chancellor College (Chanco) in Zomba.


Before Parliament dissolved early this month, legislators approved three bills to de-link Unima.

However, Gama assured all the university’s employees that no one would lose their job following the de-linking of Unima.

“The Chancellor of the University of Malawi, Professor Peter Mutharika, instructed me that I must make sure that no one loses his or her job after the splitting of the University of Malawi into three, so I assure everyone that nobody will lose their job over the disbandment,” Gama said.


He, however, said the de-linking of the university would create more jobs in the country.

“For instance, we are now going to have three vice chancellors because of the coming in of the three universities,” Gama said.

In his remarks, Unima Vice Chancellor, John Kalenga Saka, said the de-linking process would create more space for other students to attain higher education.

“As you have already seen, there are new structures here at Chancellor College and The Polytechnic which will accommodate open and distance learning. This will create a window for other students to attain higher education,” Saka said.

He said the university continues to grow as it engages its international stakeholders.

“We have dialogue on higher education with The Embassy of The People’s Republic of China towards international academic partnership between Chinese universities and ours in the country,” added Saka.

The graduation ceremony involved 610 students from Chancellor College, The Polytechnic and College of Medicine.

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