By Duncan Mlanjira
Exploit University Blantyre Campus has finally been accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) as an official tertiary education institution after meeting an approved percentage of requirements of academic excellence.
Exploit University’s management invited the media for a tour of the institution at what was formerly known as MultiCountry opposite the Museum of Malawi for them to appreciate some of the developments done.
Marketing Executive Patricia Singini, accompanied by a representative of the Students Union Joel Malewa, said the general public should now have the confidence to send their kids to this day release university as they now have a conducive facility for academic excellence.
She said they set up an improvement committee which was being overseen by their university council, the senate and heads of academic staff since last year.
“While we are still making several improvement, we are proud to say that the students now have very conducive learning environment and we can proudly say the parents should have the confidence of sending their children here because they will not be disappointed.
“All our lecturers have Masters Degree as per requirement from NCHE, we have a fully stocked library with over 4,000 books and managed by a librarian, who is a graduate from Mzuni University.
“The library also have cubicles as well as computers from which they can make their researches as well as submit their assignments to the lecturers and also get their academic results.
“We have a computer lab manned by a highly qualified information and technology (IT) expert, which has Internet connectivity with Globe.”
She also said their IT services has a student management student, thus they are able to send assignments to their lecturers and also get their results from.
“Not everybody can manage to be considered for a place in the public universities and we confidently say we are the potential alternative as a private institution.”
The institution, which at first was operating as Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) Conference Centre and Lodge, also has a Sick Bay managed by a highly qualified nurse, who has direct link to hospitals for emergency case.
Malewa, the Students Union representative, who is set to become its president as he is running unopposed, gave credence to all what Singini told the media.
“For the past year, we have been looking forward to being accredited so that when we graduate, our degrees should be duly recognised by the public market.
“Academic life here is now conducive for us and we are very grateful to what management has worked hard for.
“I can confidently assure the public to try a shot at what Exploit can offer because fees here is very affordable and the paying terms are very accommodating,” said the 3rd year student in logistics and supply chain management student.
The centre also has a restaurant and a bar named Chitsime, which is managed by the landlord, MPC and is open to the general public.