This follows a memorandum of understanding the two institutions have signed in Blantyre under the local content studio project the ICT regulator is implementing.
“As a regulatory, we expect broadcasters to produce 60 percent of local content and 40 for international programs but our recent survey shows most of media stations are producing between 20 to 30 percent of local programs. This is why we introduced the local content studio project so that institutions of higher learning like MUBAS should have studios so that students who will be graduating have skills and expertise to do that,” MACRA Acting Director General Henry Silika said.
On his part, Acting Vice Principal for MUBAS Dr Betchani Tchereni hailed MACRA for the partnership which will help the institution to produce well skilled journalists.
“We have a mandate to provide right broadcasting skills to the world as MUBAS. Through this project will now begin to impart skills not with knowledge only. So this will help to produce full baked graduates in everything. No need to ask for training elsewhere as has been the case in the past” Tchereni said.
According to MACRA the studio project for MUBAS will be operationalized at the end this year. So far procurement process has started.