Lilongwe Technical College has not yet issued advanced diploma certificates to 59 information communications and technology (ICT) students who sat for their examinations in 2017.
One of the students, Moses Sephasie, said in an interview that they were supposed to receive the certificates by the fourth month after their examinations.
He said: “We have been approaching them on the issue. The delay has affected my life as I fail to produce a certificate during job interviews.
“I also cannot further my studies because a diploma is a prerequisite in several institutions for one to pursue a degree programme.”
The concerned students’ representative Gift Willow bemoaned the delay and asked the school’s management to issue the certificates as soon as possible.
“The more they delay to issue the certificates, the more opportunities we will lose,” he said.
The college’s principal Suzgika Mvalo said the school is affiliated to an international examination body, a development that has contributed to the delay.
He said: “I am concerned with the delay. I have talked to the examiners on the diploma certificates.
“They have assured us the certificates will be ready in a month’s time.
“I, therefore, urge all affected students to be calm and wait for their certificates.”