Teach Wisdom, President Mutharika Tells Universities

unimaState President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called upon Universities in the country that they should teach wisdom to find solutions that will take the country to prosperity in future.
The State President said this during a graduation ceremony which was held at Chancellor College in the Eastern District of Zomba where he also confered veteran politician and former Malawi Congress Party president, John Zenus Ungapake Tembo an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Leadership (Honoris Causa) from Polytechnic for his contribution to the nation.
Also honored were; Professor Brown Bizwick Chimphamba who received Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Management from Chancellor College and Professor Peter Gola Mwanza was also awarded Doctors of Philosophy in Leadership and Management by College of Medicine for their national achievements.
UNIMA also conferred two ladies, Alinane Linda Nyondo Mipando and Edith Chimwemwe Shame with Doctor of Philosophy in Health Systems and Policy, Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics respectively.
In his speech, the State President urged UNIMA and other public universities to review their curriculum so that they address the current social issues explaining that it was important for universities to enhance research in various fields so that the graduates are able to generate local solutions in the global competing world.
“We must think globally but solve our problems locally,” he said..
Vice Chancellor of UNIMA, Professor John Kalenga Saka said, “the honoris causa are conferred upon individuals who bring honor and prestige to the nation with significant contribution at national and international levels.”
Saka also outlined the UNIMAs strategic plan 2012-2017 saying most of the main key issues are under implementation citing introduction of new degrees, Bachelor of Commence(Tourism), Master and Doctorate degrees at various colleges such as Master in medicines and PhD in Mathematical Sciences among others.
According to autobiography read in the congregation hall, Dr John Tembo has been significant in the field of politics and public sector governance in the country. Dr Tembo a holder of BA in history and political philosophy obtained in Lesotho has served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Chairman of UNIMA and other companies, served as minister in MCP government and Malawi Congress Party president and leader of opposition until 2014. Dr Tembo was born in 1932
Professor Chimphamba was also recognized as the first Malawian Vice Chancellor of the University of Malawi, contributed to the institution of the college of medicine and Mzuzu University while Professor Mwanza born 1937 was the one recognized as the first Malawian academic staff of UNIMA and played a greater role to amalgamate the then University of Malawi Chichiri campus, Soche campus and Mpemba school of public administration as university of Malawi which moved to Zomba.