University of Livingstonia (Unilia) vice-chancellor the Reverend Dr Timothy Nyasulu has commended government for making students loan scheme accessible to private institutions of higher learning
Nyasulu said this at a graduation ceremony in Mzuzu on Saturday.
“I would like to applaud government for starting to accommodate private universities the students’ loan scheme. This demonstrates government’s appreciation of the crucial role that private institutions render to the education system,” he said.
Nyasulu said the shift has offered needy students in private universities and colleges a chance to further their education.
“It is wrong to assume that when you are at a private university or college, then you have the money and other resources to cater for your education needs. We have a lot of poor students who failed to enrol at public universities because of shortage of space. To access higher education, they ended up enrolling with private institutions which offer equally quality education,” he said.
During the graduation, 369 students were awarded with degrees and certificates in education, computer engineering, and food security. n