University of Malawi’s (Unima) vice-chancellor John Saka says shortage of PhD courses in Unima has led to its poor international ranking in the first 50 years of its existence.
Saka said this on Sunday at Chancellor College Great Hall in Zomba during golden jubilee prayers celebrated under the theme ‘God Our Help in Ages, The Hope for Years to Come’ in line with the golden jubilee theme: “University of Malawi at 50: Time for celebration and reflection.”
He said when a university actively participates in international research and publications, it improves its ranking, therefore, Unima, as it moves into the next 50 years, anticipates to increase its involvement in global research to demonstrate its integrity, professionalism, responsiveness and hardworking spirit.
“We need a new spirit that will engage the community, including the industry proactively so that both our staff and students have improved and better transformative learning and life experiences,” said the vice-chancellor.
In his sermon from 2 Kings 4:1-7 and John 5:1-9 the Reverend Reynold Mangisa preached that Malawi needs wise citizens who have the ability to turn the knowledge they acquire from education into wealth.