Unicaf University says the opening of the university locally will help Malawi and neighbouring countries to curb challenges in meeting demand for quality higher education.
Speaking to journalists in Lilongwe at the official opening of its doors to students in Malawi, the university’s international development manager Savva Constatinou said the university will cater for students in Malawi and neighbouring countries.
He said the university, whose campus is in Lilongwe, is expected to provide Malawi with a major regional university, well-equipped to compete with international counterparts.
Said Costantinuou: “Unicaf has online and blended learning delivery of local and internationally-recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. It is committed to setting the agenda in online higher education.”
He said the university is working with government in driving the evolution of online and blended learning.
He said as per recent research that shows high school graduates are increasing and that African countries more universities to meet the demand for higher education, Unicaf is expected to bridge that gap.
In his remarks, Unicaf Malawi director Professor Kuthemba Mwale said it will be cheaper for Malawian and African students who want to study in Europe to register at the new university as it offers internationally recognised qualifications from the United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA) universities.
According to Mwale, Unicaf’s long-term plan is to build a multimillion dollar ultra-modern campus along the Bunda By-pass Road.