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    President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has stressed the need for university students to take an active role in shaping the future of Malawi.

    While addressing representatives from the Malawi Public Universities Union at a meeting held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe recently, President Chakwera highlighted the vital role of students in shaping the future of Malawi, encouraging them to excel against all imposed limitations and strive for greater achievements.

    The meeting which drew representatives from all the six universities in the country, aimed at emphasizing a collaborative effort towards a brighter future of the nation.

    Responding to the requests the students’ representatives, President Chakwera made an assurance to them that their concerns and requests would be positively addressed.

    Speaking on behalf of the students’ body, Alexander Kude was in all praise of President Chakwera for the union’s engagement on substantive matters, and commended him for his crucial role in driving positive change.

    Kude highlighted a specific case of developmental significance of Inkosi Mbelwa University, recognizing it as a key opportunity to expand educational access and contribute to the nation’s long-term vision.

    “We are glad that your administration is working on the completion of the Inkosi Mbelwa University,” appreciated Kude.

    Kude also thanked the state president for the upward revision of the students’ allowances from MK200,000 to MK350,000, arguing that such a decision will go a long way supporting the student community.

    Assuring the union that their concerns would be addressed, President Chakwera pledged to positively consider their request for a further review of funds and also emphasized the need for transparency in loan disbursement.

    Chakwera expressed appreciation for the students’ recognition of his efforts in initiatives that aim at reshaping the education system in the country so that it benefits all.

    He advised the students to seize the available opportunity for a better future through their existence, encouraging them to think beyond any imposed limitations.

    According to the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Malawi has six public universities: Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mzuzu University (MZUNI), and University of Malawi (UNIMA).

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