By Chisomo Phiri
President Dr.Lazarus Chakwera has on Saturday appointed Professor Wales Singini as Vice Chancellor of Mzuzu University(MZUNI)
Singini replaces Professor John D. Kalenga Saka whose contract ended on Friday,June 30, 2023.
In an interview with local media, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education Chikondano Mussa said, Government expects a lot from Professor Singini like improving education standards at the University, Internationalise the Institution, among other goals.
Until his appointment, Professor Singini was Director of Research at MZUNI.
He is a Professor of Fisheries Science specialised in fisheries and aquatic resource management.
Professor Singini has over 20 years of practical experience in the field of Fisheries and Agriculture, Project Management, Research, and Biostatistics.
Mzuzu University is a public institution of Higher learning and research constituted by the Act of Parliament, Number 12 of 1997.
The University has students’ population of over 5,000 doing Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees.
Its mission is to provide high quality education, training, research and complimentary services to meet the technological, social and economic needs of individuals and communities in Malawi and the world.
MZUNI has six faculties that include: Faculty of Education; Faculty of Environmental Sciences; Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Tourism, Hospitality and Management; Faculty of Science, Technology and Innovation and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.