2016/2017 UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI SELECTION OF GENERIC NON-RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS
The University of Malawi (UNIMA) is pleased to announce names of candidates who have been selected to pursue various generic programmes for the 2016/2017 academic year on non-residential basis.
During the selection process, candidates were selected first using the equity system of admitting students into public institutions of higher learning. Under this arrangement, the top ten candidates from each district were offered places first and the rest were selected based on both merit and the size of the population of their district of origin. The selected candidates had MSCE qualifications and other equivalent qualifications.
All candidates were selected based on the criteria of selection which are applicable to the University of Malawi.
The public is informed that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), under the coordination of the Technical working Group from all public universities, called for applications from candidates to various programmes in all public universities including the University of Malawi. As a result of this, all public universities conducted their selection in a harmonised manner to avoid multiple selection of candidates. However each university conducted its own selection in compliance with the Act which governs its operations.
With regard to the 2016/2017 academic year, there were over 15000 applications which were received by NCHE to be considered for selection by all public universities.
Out of this group, a total of 2085 candidates have been selected to pursue various academic programmes in the University of Malawi. The gender breakdown of this figure is 998 females representing 47.86% and 1087 males representing 52.13% of the candidates. Candidates to be admitted by the University of Malawi, account for about half of the combined total of all candidates selected by public universities in Malawi.
Last year, a total of 1920 candidates were selected to pursue various programmes at the University of Malawi. There were also 7 special needs candidates who joined various programmes in the University of Malawi.
The public may wish to note that the University of Malawi each year also considers for selection of candidates with special needs. In this regard, 9 applications were considered for admission in the 2016/2017 academic year in adherence to the policy on equitable access to higher education. This is done due to the fact that the conditions of the candidates disadvantaged them to compete on an equal footing with their colleagues during MSCE or equivalent level examinations. On the list of selected candidates, there are 4 candidates with special needs who have been admitted. The public may further wish to note that in line with the direction of Council, all candidates with special needs, were examined by medical practitioners at the College of Medicine who provided certification as to whether or not their conditions warranted special consideration.
All successful candidates should note that they shall be required to find and pay for their own accommodation and meals. Issues pertaining to loans to be used for payment of tuition fees sponsorship are currently handled by Government through the Loans Board for Higher Education and other related institutions who support the education of candidates.
Candidates who would like to stay on campus should apply for accommodation to their respective Colleges and, if accepted, they will be required to pay the College for the same. Candidates are advised that College accommodation is limited and that this shall be allocated based on individual College criteria which can be sought from the offices of Deans of Students at each College. In allocating accommodation spaces, among other issues, Colleges shall prioritise the special needs candidates.
Furthermore, all candidates that have been selected to pursue various programmes at Kamuzu College of Nursing, will be informed by the College about the campus where they will be based. This will be either in Lilongwe or in Blantyre.
Candidates are further advised that the starting date for the 2016/2017 academic year shall be announced by each College in due course.
All selected candidates will in due course receive their offer letters and will be expected to indicate their offer acceptance. If candidates will not take up their laces, such candidates would be expected to timely advise their relevant College that such is the case.
The list of successful candidates can be downloaded from HERE (click to download)
Further details regarding the 2016/2017 intake and results can be obtained from the University Office during working days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. using the following number: (+265) 1 526 622 (switchboard line).
For more College specific information concerning accommodation and other issues, contact the particular College Registrar using the following details:
- 1 Chancellor College – O. Box 280, Zomba, Tel: (+265) 1 524 222, Fax: (+265) 1 524 046, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2 College of Medicine – P/Bag 360, Blantyre, Tel: (+265) 1 877 245, Fax: (+265) 1 872 291, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3 Kamuzu College of Nursing – P/Bag 1, Lilongwe, Tel: (+265) 1 751 622, Fax: (+265) 1 750 506, Email: email@example.com.
- 4 The Polytechnic – P/Bag 303, Chichiri, Blantyre, Tel: (+265) 1 870 411, Fax: (+265) 1 870 578, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.