Poly to introduce new programs
Delegates at the workshop that took place in Mulanje on June 19, 2020 discussed that the programs under the Faculty of Commerce are expected to roll out as soon the University of Malawi senate sanctions them in the next academic year.
According to the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce Associate Professor Betchani Tchereni the prospective programs are; Bachelor of Law – Commercial Law (Honours) LLB, Bachelor of Commerce in Taxation (BCOM Taxation), Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM) from first year, Master of Commerce in Taxation (MCom Taxation), Doctor of Philosophy in Taxation (PhD in Commerce Taxation) and Master of Commerce in NGO Management.
“Introduction of these programs is one way of increasing access to specialization of specific areas in the profession. For instance, government and organizations seek advice on taxation to anyone who is under the Faculty of Commerce hoping that the individual is supposed to be conversant, when sometimes it is not the case,” Dr Tchereni explained.
Dr Tchereni added that, with the delinking of the University from the University of Malawi to Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), this is an advantage and opportunity to expand offerings and intake.
The Principal of the Polytechnic, Professor Grant Kululanga explained that this is a very good initiative which aims at providing high quality education which will enable the University to get international recognition which may also attract international students.
The Polytechnic Alumni Society through its members welcomed the inititative which they say, government and the private sector should come in and offer scholarships so that students should not have to travel abroad for a Masters or Doctorate program but rather enroll at The Polytechnic.