By Franklin Mtambalika
Government has withdrawn its earlier decision to halt process of delinking the University of Malawi(UNIMA).
This follows Thursday’s meeting in Lilongwe between Vice President Saulos Chilima and UNIMA Council, Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Director of Higher Education and officials from the Department of Statutory Corporations and Public Sector Reforms.
Speaking with Timveni, Director of Higher Education Dr Levis Eneya said the meeting was a follow up to one held on 2nd February which discussed the resolution made by the Council to review the process of delinking the University of Malawi.
"Moving forward, the Ministry of Education will proceed to gazette the commencement date; implement a detailed Plan of Action on the delinking; and establish a Transitional Unit to oversee and conclude the process," said Eneya.
According to a statement issued by press secretary in the office of the vice president Pilirani Phiri, the delinking of UNIMA is a progressive process in increasing access to higher education and improving governance and operational efficiency in public universities.
College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing and The Polytechnic will be stand alone entities once the delinking process is finalized.