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TASK FORCE TO DELINK UNIMA COMMENCES ITS WORK
09 March, 2018
TASKFORCE OVERSEEING UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI DELINKING STARTS ITS WORK
The Taskforce appointed to oversee the unbundling of University of Malawi’s colleges has commenced the delinking process.
Currently, the Taskforce is meeting stakeholders after recently concluding its consultative meetings with constituent colleges of the University of Malawi.
The delinking process follows a go-ahead the Chancellor of University of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika gave to the Council of the University to embark on the unbundling exercise.
College of Medicine, The Polytechnic, and Kamuzu College of Nursing are the colleges that will be delinked to a standalone university status.
In its recent meeting with the University of Malawi’s Central Office in Zomba, the Vice Chancellor Professor John D. Kalenga Saka assured the Taskforce that the University Office is ready to support Taskforce complete its work thoroughly and efficiently.
According to the Chairperson of the Taskforce, Dr. McPhail Magwira the Taskforce has up to the end of May 2018 to finalize its work.
The delinking of the three colleges will be the second after Bunda College of Agriculture was delinked from University of Malawi in 2011 which later merged with Natural Resources College to form Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar).