Every ship needs a skipper—someone to guide the vessel and offer direction. At the Polytechnic, this is the responsibility of the principal. The office of the principal is the highest management position, responsible to the vice chancellor of the University of Malawi, and responsible for the following officers: the vice principal, deans, the finance officer, the registrar, the librarian, the ICT director, and the procurement officer. He or she is responsible for appraising these officers and others at the Polytechnic.
Strategically, the principal is responsible for monitoring and implementing college plans, strategies, and procedures. In this vein, he or she is required to prepare college reports periodically. With respect to monitoring and evaluating, the principal must ensure that curricula are regularly reviewed and refurbished in accordance with the standards of the University of Malawi. As the ultimate gatekeeper, the principal ensures the appropriate and efficient use of both human and capital resources.
Whoever holds this office is also the face of the Polytechnic—so to speak. The principal is responsible for representing the college at various fora and participating as a member of various external bodies. He or she is the main partnership link between the college and various stakeholders, including the government, other colleges and universities, the private sector, development partners and the international community broadly defined. As such, the principal is also the major fundraiser for the Polytechnic.
Office Contact Details
|Physical Address||Polytechnic Main Campus - Administration Building|
|Postal Address||Private Bag 303, Chichiri, Blantyre 3.|