Universities cautioned against uncredited programmes

By Staff Reporter

Universities in the country have been cautioned against offering programmes that are not accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to ensure people in Malawi are being offered high quality higher education.

Minister of Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima warned the universities when she presided over the 9th Daeyang University graduation ceremony.

Wirima said that through NCHE, her ministry is jealously guarding the education standards in the country to make sure Malawians are not subjected to substandard education.


“We always need to remember that we are in a globally competitive world in which we should strive to make sure that our education meets international standards so that our graduates are recognised globally,” she said.

The Minister further asked the new graduates to use their education and training not only for their own advancement, but also for the development of the country.

Daeyang University Council Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Davidson Chifungo, assured Malawians that the university will offer only those programmes accredited by NCHE to continue producing globally competitive workforce that is well skilled and trained.

One Hundred and Thirty boys and girls graduated with degrees of Bachelor of Science and Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery at a ceremony held under the theme, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone long time ago planted a seed – Thinking about the future of Malawi.”