President Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians that his government will make sure that the university system in Malawi is of high quality for it to propel the country’s development agenda.
Mutharika made the remarks on Thursday when he was inaugurated as the first Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) during an event at the institution’s main campus at Ndata in Thyolo district. Writing on his official Facebook page, Mutharika hailed MUST as a good example of an institution that offers high quality education.
“MUST is a living testimony that as a people, Malawians cherish quality tertiary education resulting in our unending drive to have world-class centres of learning,” Mutharika wrote.
He added that the university is part of a greater vision and is on a higher mission.
“In this place, we want to see a university that leads in scientific and technological invention and innovation in this part of Africa. This University is here to demonstrate that we Africans were the first great scientists and inventors of humankind,” he said. According to Mutharika, Malawians always had a scientific mind and a scientific culture of inventing technologies.
“This is a heritage that was killed by colonialism and Western education. My government promises to continue rallying all our energies around nurturing world-class education for our children through construction of good universities and provision of all necessary aspects that comes with such places of higher learning,” Mutharika said.