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Academics must lead democratic discourse’

  The University of Malawi (Unima) celebrated its Golden Jubilee last week when Norwegian ambassador KIKKAN HAUGEN, who was guest of honour, challenged lecturers to champion the democratic and development discourse. Haugen spoke to our reporter BONIFACE PHIRI to explain what he meant. Q How can the country’s universities help initiate tangible development because Malawi…

UNIMA to launch Flag, anthem during golden jubilee

  As part of celebrations marking 50 years of existence, the University of Malawi (UNIMA) is on October 10 2015 expected to launch its flag and anthem.   In a statement on Tuesday, UNIMA’s assistant registrar (Communication & Marketing), Peter Mitunda said the celebrations will be held at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. He said five parades by cohorts…

Students fail to stop Polytechnic closure

Students at The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), on Thursday left campus after hours of negotiating with administration to rescind the indefinite closure of the school following Wednesday’s protests. The students on Wednesday protested over the delays in allowances and it took the intervention of the Police to calm them.…

hat does July 20 remind you of? I am reminded of the brave Malawians who took to the streets in large numbers to express their displeasure at the regime that had become too arrogant for their liking. Things had escalated to indescribable and agonising levels. Men and women spent days and nights at filling stations. Prices of…

Disability inclusion in sanitation

The name Linthipe evokes memories of broken dreams through accidents. Many people testify how the accident-prone area in Dedza has sent to the grave unfulfilled dreams of their relatives and loved ones. For those who survived accidents at such a life-threatening slope, sad stories of post-accident trauma, that leave some of them disabled for life,…

Unima improves on continental ranking

University of Malawi (Unima), the country’s first public university, has registered an improved rating on the continent to position 61 from 99 among the top 100 African universities, according to Journals Consortium 2015 Ranking of African Universities and Higher Learning Institutions. With a total influence factor—the sum of research publication and citation score plus the…

Unima explains poor ranking

  University of Malawi (Unima) has blamed its poor ranking among top 100 universities in Africa on its constituent colleges’ uncoordinated information and communication technology (ICT) structures. The university, ranked 99, is in the process of harmonising its ICT structures to increase international visibility to improve on ranking. There have been concerns recently over the…

Police stop Chanco demos

Police in Zomba yesterday stopped Chancellor College students from going to the streets for protests to push government to increase their upkeep allowances. Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude said in an interview the planned protests were illegal. Said Nyaude: “There was no communication that the students had applied to the district commissioner’s office, which…