In Case You Missed It

Poly for digitizing Malawi
March 5, 2020, Hazviperi Mbizi
Poly for digitizing Malawi

Featured Biography

Ellius Chizimba
Mr Ellius Chizimba - University Registrar

MACRA Signs MoU with MUBAS

News   Joseph Ulemu   July 27, 2021
PIC: Mr Silika with Dr Tchereni during the signing
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) on Monday July 26, 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MUBAS to set up a full media content studio for the Journalism department.

The partnership will see the Communications Regulator working hand in hand with MUBAS management in solving challenges Journalism students face.

Speaking during the signing in of the MoU, the Acting Director General of MACRA, Mr. Henry Silika said that graduates have been having problems in the technical area due to lack of extensive practical lessons during their study.

“The problem stems from journalists not having enough studio equipment for practical training. We therefore thought it wise to partner with the institution and provide them with the equipment. Therefore, students that enroll at MUBAS in Journalism program will now be able to have hands-on training and get practical skills they need when the studio is established,” he said.

The studio equipment MACRA will provide include; cameras, mixers, recorders, tripod stands just to mention a few. The equipment will be both for radio and TV production studios.

MUBAS Acting vice principal Associate Professor Betchani Tchereni, who is also an economic analyst, hailed MACRA for the initiative, adding that listeners and viewers will now have access to relevant information as they will be getting news that is around them from skilled journalists.

Tchereni explained, “the mandate of our institution is to train for human capital in this country. Therefore, this project is very important to us because we are now going to start imparting the skills and not just knowledge. We want our graduates to be fully baked when they leave this campus. Once again, this will help more as externship for journalism lecturers will also be happening right here since we will be introducing new areas of specialization in journalism”.


Also in the news

Poly to host PhD public defence
February 10, 2020, Hazviperi Mbizi
Poly to host PhD public defence
University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, will on Thursday, February 13, 2020 host yet another PhD public defence at the Polytechnic School of Engineering Lecture Theatre.