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Unima releases 2474 graduates as Vice Chancellor Sajidu plans to increase intake

Vice Chancellor Sajidu with newly minted PhD holder

The country’s oldest university, the University of Malawi, on Wednesday released to the industry 2474 graduates during a glamorous occasion at the Great Hall in the old capital Zomba. The graduates came from different programmes such as law, engineering, public administration, etc.

In his address, University of Malawi Vice-Chancellor Professor Samson Sajidu says they intend to build more hostels in a quest to increase student intake at the University.

Sajidu disclosed that the university has over the years increased its intake to the current 11,700 students saying they did this after noting the high demand for higher education in the country.

Making her remarks, Minister of Education, Wirima Kambawuwa, challenged the graduates to use their expertise in the realization of Malawi 2063 goals. The University of Malawi which originally worked under the federal arrangement where it had different constituent colleges saw Chancellor College inheriting the University of Malawi’s glory.

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