St John’s College of Nursing and Midwifery has changed its name to St. John’s Institute of Health following an expansion of its programmes.
Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) General Secretary Reverend Henry Saindi announced this on Saturday in Mzuzu when the college celebrated 55 years of existence at the St. Peters Cathedral in the city.
In an interview on the sidelines of the celebrations, Saindi said the church looks at a person holistically.
“Our core mandate is preaching the word of God. But we are aware that a human being is not just the spiritual part, but body and soul as well. This is why we complement government’s efforts in the areas of education and health,” Saindi said.
In his remarks, college principal Shouts Simenza was grateful to ECM for rebranding the college’s name, saying the change is a symbol of growth on the part of the institution.
“As you are aware, this medical training school has gone through a number of developments. Therefore, changing its name is just one of those expectations which show growth and maturity,” he said.
The institution opened in 1963, but now it has two additional programmes, namely pharmacy and laboratory technology. n