Austin Kakande


Government has commended the relationship between Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences-MUBAS and Total Energies, which is said to have helped in promoting education over the past 50-years.

Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje said this during the presentation of awards to MUBAS outstanding students courtesy of Total Energies.  

Managing Director for Total Energies Malawi, Salamata Ball said her company will continue supporting outstanding students as a way of motivating them.


Some school going children in Mangochi are yet to report for classes as they are still attending initiation ceremonies.

A cross section of senior chiefs in Mangochi have confirmed the development saying the delay to wind up initiation for the children has been due to short period that authorities gave for second term holiday.

However, the Ministry of Education through its spokesperson Chikondi Chimala has said it will engage stakeholders to find a lasting solution on the matter

Meanwhile, Police in Chikwawa say keeping children in initiation camps after schools have opened is a violation of the children’s rights to education.    

Officer –In- Charge for Chikwawa Police Alex Simenti made the remarks amid reports that some children are still in initiation camps days after the opening of schools.

The development has forced the police in the district to meet traditional leaders and initiation counselors in the area of chief Makuwira on the matter.


Efforts by Government and some stakeholders in promoting girl-child education have started bearing fruit.


President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will attend the consecration of Bishop of Dedza Catholic Diocese Father Peter Chifukwa, tomorrow Saturday.

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