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Task force constituted to oversee Unima delinking

Council of the University of Malawi says an independent task force is being constituted to oversee the delinking process of its colleges.

According to a press release signed by Chairperson of Unima Council, James Maida, Unima is exercising its powers as provided for in Section 10 (j) of the Unima Act.

The council has, therefore, resolved that the College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing and The Polytechnic be delinked from Unima.

The release states that the Council’s resolution has graciously been endorsed by the Chancellor of Unima, President Peter Mutharika.

It further states that until the process has been finalised, Unima will continue as one entity.

Plans to unbundle the Unima have been met with resistance from a number of stakeholders after the Public Service Reforms Commission raised the issue.

Some officials within Unima argued that the arrangement would be costly as each of the four colleges would need its own vice chancellor and council.

However, proponents of the unbundling argued that the university had overgrown and it was becoming difficult for authorities to effectively manage its affairs from the University office.

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