Tags: University of Malawi

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…

Coalition faults Unima education standards

The Civil Society Education Coalition (Csec) has faulted the quality of education standards being provided within the University of Malawi (Unima), saying they are not competitive enough. Csec executive director Benedicto Kondowe was reacting to a report released by Webometrics, a Spanish largest academic ranking of higher education institutions, which has ranked Unima number 99…

House rejects K20bn loan bill

Parliament yesterday rejected a $50 million (about K20 billion) Loan Authorisation Bill for government to borrow funds from the World Bank to finance increasing access to higher education at the University of Malawi (Unima) colleges, vocational education provider Teveta and Mzuzu University (Mzuni). The rejection took government by surprise after it received overwhelming support from…

Malawi lacks standards on fraud detection

The Business Development Facility (BDF), a local business development grouping, has said Malawi does not have strict set standards for people involved in fraud detection and prevention to meet highest possible fraud prevention performance levels. To patch up the holes, BDF has organised a corporate fraud and corruption detection conference in Blantyre on July 18,…

Malawi domestic debt stock hits K115bn–Goodall

Malawi Government’s domestic debt stock has hit K115 billion, according to new Finance and Economic Planning Minister Goodall Gondwe, triggered largely by excessive borrowing that has been widespread during the Joyce Banda rule. University of Malawi’s Chancellor College economics professor Ben Kaluwa, while observing that not every debt is bad, told Business Newsyesterday that such a…

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