PhD Theses

  • Juwayeyi, M. PhD in Mass Communication, University of Georgia, United States. Thesis Title: The Establishment of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) as Firewall for United States Government-Funded Non-Military International Broadcasters. Available at: http://athenaeum.libs.uga.edu/handle/10724/26668

  • Chikasanda, V. K. M. (2012). PhD in Technology Education. Title: An investigation of the development of students' and teachers' perceptions towards technology: A framework for reconstructing technology education in Malawi. University of Waikato, Hamilton.   Available on:


    Book Chapters

  • Banks, F. & Chikasanda, V. (2015). Technology Education and Developing Countries. In J. Williams, A. Jones, C. Buntting. The Future of Technology Education. London: Springer.


  • Chima, A. L. N., & Chikasanda, V. K. (2014). The Impact of Internet Banking on Service Quality Provided by Commercial Banks. In T. F. Bissyandé & G. v. Stam (Eds.), e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (pp. 248-259). London: Springer.


  • Chikasanda V. & Mbendera I. (2008). Technical education reforms in Malawi. R. Coll & N. Taylor (Ed). Science Education in Context: An international examination of the influence of context on science curricula development and implementation (pp 223-234). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


  • Mlenga, J. (2012). How sociology enriches human rights: a case study of Malawi’s first openly gaycouple (2012). In Frans Viljoen (editor). (2012) Beyond the Law: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on human rights. Pretoria University Law Press. URL: http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/pdf/2012_02/2012_02.pdf


  • M. Kanyang’wa and S. Mkwaila. “Media Markets and Commodification of News” (2011). Book chapter in E. Kondowe, P Kishindo & F. Mkandawire. Journalism Practice in Malawi: History, progress, and prospects. Unesco: Lilongw


  • Manjawira, E,  and Mitunda P, (2011) Origins, Growth and Development of Broadcasting Industry in Malawi, in  Kondowe E, Kishindo, P and Mkandawire E. (ed), Journalism Practice in Malawi: History, Progress and Prospects.UNESCO Lilongwe

Journal papers

  • Ndenguma DD, Dirker J and Burger NDL, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Investigating Flow Patterns in Underground Coalmines Sections”, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Journal, Vol. 114 (6), pp. 419 – 425, 2014.

  • Ndenguma DD, Dirker J andMeyaer JP, “Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of a Horizontal Annular Passage in the Transitional Flow Regime”, 11th International Conference of Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, HEFAT 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Paper Number 1570073907, 20 – 23 July 2015.

  • Chikasanda, V. K.M. (2015). Perceptions of tertiary students in Malawi towards technology and technology education. Malawi Journal of Education Development. 15. p51-68.

  • Chikasanda, V. K., Mtemang’ombe, D., Nyirenda, L., & Kapengule, M. (2014). Exploring teaching practices of science and technology in Malawi primary schools. International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research, 5(6), 67-78. doi: 10.5897/IJSTER2013.0266

  • Chikasanda, V., Mgawi, R., Mtemang’ombe, D., & Alide, Y. (2014). Introducing technology studies in Malawi’s model primary schools: towards building a technologically literate society. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10798-014-9292-x

  • Chikasanda, V.K.M. (2014). The development of teachers’ perceptions toward technology education. Malawi Journal of Education Development. 4, p73-94.

  • Chikasanda, V.K.M.,  Otrel-Cass, K., Williams, J. & Jones, A. (2013). Enhancing teachers’ technological pedagogical knowledge and practices: A professional development model for technology teachers in Malawi. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. 23(3), pp 597-622. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-012-9206-8

  • Chikasanda, V. K., Otrel-Cass, K., & Jones, A. (2011). Teachers’ views about technical education: Implications for reforms towards a broad based technology curriculum in Malawi. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 21(3), 363-379. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-010-9125-5.

  • Mlenga, J. (2013). The Role of the Malawi Media in the Malawi-Tanzania Border Dispute. Centre for Mediation in Africa, University of
    Pretoria. URL: http://www.up.ac.za/media/shared/Legacy/sitefiles/file/46/1322/17295/practitionernotesjournal011.pdf

  • Mhagama, P & Kanyang’wa, M. 2012. Who Watches the Watchdog? Evaluating the Contribution of the Media Council of Malawi (MCM) to the Quality and Performance of the Media in Malawi . African Communication Research. Media Councils in Africa. Vol. 5 (2). September 2012

  • Mhagama, P & Kanyang’wa, M. 2011. State of Media Freedom in Malawi. African Communication Research. State of Media Freedom in Africa. Vol. 4 (2). September 2011

  • Manjawira E,(2014)  Professional socialization and Training of Business Reporters in Malawi: A case study of The Daily Times and The Nation Newspapers, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol 5 Number 3, March 2014



The Department of Journalism and Media Studies is offering a four year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a two year Diploma in Journalism and Diploma in Printing and Graphic Media Studies through the Continuing Education Centre. The programmes are aimed at providing students with  skills in newspaper, radio, television, printing and graphic media production.   The department is in the process of developing a MA in Journalism program schedule to be launched by September 2016.



  The Technical Education Department offers a University Certificate in Technical Education, a Bachelor of Technical Education (Science), Bachelor of Technical Education (technology) and a Bachelors of education (Business Studies). It also offers a Masters in Technical and Vocational Education.
The Undergraduate programmes equip graduates with both theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in pedagogy needed in teaching and learning in science and technology.The postgraduate programme will provide advanced skills and knowledge including  generation of information and research. Graduates from programmes offered are employed in training, manufacturing, research and commercial sectors.    



The department offers language and business communication instruction to all programmes at the Malawi Polytechnic. The instruction is tailored to suit the nature of programmes offered in each of the Faculties. Besides servicing other programme requirements from across Faculties, the department offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Communication and also a Master of Arts in Health and Behaviour Change Communication.