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Associate Prof Nancy Chitera - Vice Chancellor

Press statement on the opening of 2021/2022 academic year

Announcement   Management   January 6, 2022

The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) would like to inform all students and the general public that the 2021/2022 Academic Year will commence as follows: -

a) First Year Students - Generic 

Arrival Date: 16th January, 2022

Orientation: 17th to 21st January, 2022

Registration: 24th January, 2022 to 7th February, 2022

(b) Mature Entry Students

Arrival Date: 20th January, 2022

Orientation: 21st January, 2022

Registration: 24th January, 2022 to 7th February, 2022

(c). Diploma Students:

Arrival Date: 21st January, 2022

Orientation: 22nd to 23rd January, 2022

Registration: 24th January, 2022 to 7th February, 2022

d) Continuing Students

Arrival Date: 23rd January 2022
Registration: 24th January 2022 to 7th February 2022

 

Both old and new students are being advised that classes will begin on the 24th of January 2022. 

 

All the new students are being requested to take note of the following:

1.0 Directorate of Students’ Affairs

This is the office that the University has designated to deal with all students’ welfare issues.  Students are requested to bring all their issues to this office for guidance and assistance. 

1.1 Students’ Credentials

On arrival, all new students shall be given a package containing information that all students must have before the orientation.  The information includes on how the students would activate their students’ credentials in the Student Management Information System (SMIS). The University computer laboratories in the School of Engineering Building and the WET Building shall be open for the students to use to activate their credentials in SMIS.

1.2 Students E-mails

The University students’ e-mails shall only be activated once the students have activated their portals.

1.3 Payment of University Fees

All students shall be required to pay their fees with any branch of National Bank using the student account numbers which shall be contained in the package that students shall receive.  The University does not receive any cash for fees payment.

1.4 Student Accommodation 

The University has very limited accommodation. Only those students who have been offered University accommodation shall be allowed to access University hostels. The cost of University accommodation is K40, 000.00 per semester and must be paid in advance.

1.5 Student IDs

It is a requirement that every student should have a student ID.  The IDs will only be provided to students who will have activated their accounts on arrival at a fee of K3, 000.00.  In the event that an ID has been lost, the student will be required to pay a replacement cost. 

1.6 Personal Security

Students are being advised to make sure that they take care of themselves and their property.  Students are strongly advised against walking alone at night when returning to their respective places of residence and using unsafe shortcuts to the University or using taxis that they are not familiar with.

1.7 Orientation Programs

All 1st-year students shall be required to attend all orientation activities.  The orientation programs have been designed to assist new students to settle down easily in their new environment and familiarize themselves with University life.

1.8 Medical Services   

The University runs a health facility that is located within the University next to the School of Engineering.  All students who feel unwell are encouraged to visit the facility which offers a wide range of services.  However, all students shall be required to register with the University of Malawi Medical Scheme at a date to be arranged.

1.9 COVID-19

As all students are aware, COVID-19 is real and we would like to encourage students who feel sick or have symptoms like sore throat, fever and loss of appetite to visit the facility for COVID-19 screening. All students are being encouraged to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures.

1.10 Catering Services

There are a number of units within the vicinity of the University that offer catering services to students.  A special appeal is being made to students to ensure that they access food from reputable services for their well-being.    

1.11 Offer Letters

Offer letters can be collected from the Registry for those students who might have failed to collect them in advance.  Students are therefore requested to submit their acceptance letters to the Registry upon arrival.

1.12 Students on Loan 

Students can liaise with the office of the Director of Students Affairs to check if they have been considered for a loan.  In case a student needs to appeal to the Loans Board for having been left out, the Director of Students Affairs will be better placed to advise on the procedure.

1.13 Registration 

All students are required to register within the first two weeks after the commencement of classes.  Students who fail to register within the specified period will not be allowed to proceed with their studies.

1.14 No Fees, No Registration Policy

The University has a policy of “No Fees, No Registration”.  May we appeal to all students to pay their fees in full or in instalments.  The University allows students to pay their fees in four (4) equal instalments.

1.15 Communication with the University 

Students are being advised that the University communicates through the noticeboards placed around the campus and through the University students’ emails. Students are being advised to have the tendency of checking on new communication on both the noticeboards and emails.  Equally, students are also being requested to refrain from removing notices from the noticeboards.

1.16 Student Support Centre

There is a one-stop shop that provides support to all the services students may need.  Kindly make use of this facility which is located in the new ODeL Building.

1.17 ICT Gadgets

In view of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Blantyre, the mode of delivery will be blended, thus, online and face-to-face teaching.  For effective online teaching, all students are being encouraged to make sure that they have a proper ICT gadget which they can use, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

1.18 University WIFI

There is a University WIFI both on the main campus and Chichiri.  You will be required to use your credentials to access the WIFI.  Kindly note that you shall be allocated a quarter for your use during each month and should you deplete your allocation, you will be required to buy your own bundle for the online classes.

1.19 Applicable fees

The Applicable fees for the 2021/2022 academic year are as follows:

Generic Student: K400,000,00 per year
Mature Students K900,000.00 per year
Economic Fee-Paying students         K3,789,451 per year
Diploma Students K400,000.00 per year

1.20 Banking details

Account name: Polytechnic Revenue 
Account number: 737461
Bank name: National Bank of Malawi
Branch: Chichiri

Students are reminded to indicate the student account number on the deposit slip and also note that payments can be done through cash deposit or Mo626. This is the only mode of fees payment for the University. 

Management would like to wish you all the best as you start the new academic year and a new life for all our new students with the most dynamic University in Malawi.

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MUBAS MANAGEMENT


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