NCHE takes on DMI University over fake degrees

By Chancy Namadzunda:

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has opened investigations against DMI St John the Baptist University over allegations that the education quality at the institution is compromised.

According to sources, there are reports that the university had been offering degrees to students who did not pass their examination, employing local and Indian unqualified lecturer and that they have less than five qualified lecturers.

In an interview, NCHE Spokesperson Priscilla Namisika confirmed the development.

“As a regulator of higher education we have the mandate to promote quality and ensure that systems and processes at higher education institutions are in compliance with the Minimum Standards set for all higher education institutions in the country.

“The idea is to make sure that Malawians are getting quality higher education. As NCHE we are investigating the allegations in line with the provisions of NCHE Act,” She said

When contacted through WhatsApp, one the University’s Directors Fr. Arul Sundar at first said the report is fake, but when put to him that NCHE has confirmed that they are being investigated, he never responded even though it showed that he has read the message.

He could later not be reached on his mobile phone.

DMI-St. John the Baptist University (DMISJBU), is a Catholic University having the main campus at Mangochi and other campuses Lilongwe & Blantyre.


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