Law Students Happy with Accreditation

Law Students at the Catholic University of Malawi have expressed happiness with the accreditation of Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

The Malawi Government through the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) last week Accredited a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Programme after a rigorous assessment process.

The Catholic University of Malawi has become the first-ever private University in Malawi to have its Law Programme accredited by the NCHE.

Commenting on the Accreditation news, A fourth-year Law Student at the Catholic University of Malawi Haswell Banda expressed happiness’s saying, the development has challenged the students to work hard and become professional legal practitioners in Malawi.

“The accreditation of law programme at the Catholic University of Malawi is a triumph not just for the University, but for Malawi at large,” said Banda.

Concurring with Banda, another fourth-year student at the University Lindana Kandaya Mgomezulu said the accreditation signifies a movement toward improving legal education in the country.

“This accreditation of this programme, means that we are to have a competition of in providing quality lawyers in the country unlike in the past when law programme was only offered by one institution of higher learning” said Mgomezulu.

In circular with reference; VC/CU/Admin/2O21/07, the University received an accreditation confirmation of its programme after board members of NCHE had met for their 33rd meeting on 5th October, 2021.

“Given the importance, we ascribe to standards and independent assessment of our programmes and the long wait we have endured to have our law programme accredited. We regard this development as a milestone in the history of our university and indeed, the history of legal education in Malawi” Reads Part of the Circular Signed by Vice-Chancellor of the University Rev. Fr. Dr. George Buleya.

The circular further indicates that the university will now hold its graduation ceremony for law students who completed their studies the past years at the University.

Until last week, only the government, through the University of Malawi formerly known as Chancellor College offered a nationally recognised Bachelor of Law degree.

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