Universities Challenged to Do More in Research
Institutions of higher learning in the country have been challenged to put their extra efforts in research apart from teaching and learning.
Director for Open Distance and E -learning in the Ministry of Education, Associate Professor Joshua Maleta made call at a ceremony when the Malawi University of Science and Technology was launching its first ever academic journal.
"A university is the center of knowledge. Their mandate is to do research. Once they do the research, they are supposed to publish such research for it to be impactful to the society. A journal therefore serves for that purpose,” he said.
National Planning Commission Director of Knowledge and Learning, Joseph Nagoli hailled MUST for its journal initiative saying it is in line with the Malawi 2063 a gender of ensuring that the country becomes a knowledge-based economy.
On his part Director of Research, Post Graduate studies and outreach at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Alfred Maluwa says the University aspires to attain the world class recognition in Science, Technology, Education and entrepreneurship hence its decision to have its own 'Advances in Sciences and Arts Journal'.
The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established by an act of parliament in 2012.
The University enrolled it first cohort in April 2014.