President Arthur Peter Mutharika has extended the internship program for graduates in a bid to maximize their chances of employment.
Mutharika ordered the extension on Tuesday when he met officials of the University of Malawi. The Malawi leader has elongated the program by a year.
“President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika Tuesday directed the extension of contract by one year for students who are on the government internship program,” partially reads information from a government source
This comes when the government internship program was nearing the full stop. The program was supposed to end in June.
Malawians on social media have reacted differently to the development, with some criticizing it while others have welcomed it.
Chiku Mhango commented on Facebook: “People want permanent Jobs osati izi aaaaah mwatani kodi inu?”
Dan Magawa questions: “So you have failed to employ these people and build your own universities right?”
However, Chipiliro Makata lauded Mutharika for putting the welfare of youths in the country at heart.
The internship program started late last year, and it involves more than 3000 graduates from both public and private universities.