MZUZU--Malawi’s Vice President Khumbo Kachali has said the establishment of the University of Livingstonia is a fulfillment of the churches founding missionaries.
Kachali was speaking at the graduation of Theology and Education students at Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences.
Kachali said apart from establishing an education and health facility, the church had taken bold steps to address human capacity gaps in the country’s development.
"We are proud of this age long partnership. Your theme of free to love encourages us to work tirelessly as one people to develop this country," said Kachali.
Acting Vice Chancellor Howard Matiya Nkhoma said since it started graduating students six years ago, the products of the university were rising through different corridors of society.
"In nine years we have accomplished a great deal; that as a university we believe our capacity has improved allowing us to produce better graduates," said Matiya Nkhoma.
Matiya said the institution has now expanded from offering Education and Theology to include Environment and Human Rights.
He also acknowledged support from various quarters including the late Jack Muwamba and the late Aleke Banda among others for supporting the university from early days.
He appealed to government to fast track the development of the Rumphi-Golodi road which goes to its main campus.
Student Representative Godfrey Chakawera Munthali appealed to government to quickly employ Unlia graduates saying there is a shortage of qualified teachers in the country but it takes long to be recruited by the Ministry of Education.
He said when they go for attachments “we are not considered for allowances.
“The University of Malawi clearly has no enough space to accommodate all of us, we should be therefore part and parcel of all good things offered to students in the country," said Munthali.
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