The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has donated ICT equipment to Malawi Adventist University (MAU).
The donation comprises of 10 desktop computers and two printers.
Speaking after making the donation, Director General Mr. Godfrey Itaye said MACRA made the donation because it is its role as a regulator to promote ICT services in the country.
“You will agree with me that the ICT sector remains a promising and growing sector for employment and a key sector underpinning both national and international development,” Mr. Itaye said. He said MACRA draws its mandate from the Communications Act and the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Act (2016).
“In these Acts MACRA is required to regulate electronic communications, postal services and coordinate various aspects of electronic transactions.
“To achieve this, MACRA is doing all it can to support education institutions like Malawi Adventist University to improve the educations standards,” Mr. Itaye said.
He also encouraged the University to consider Computer Science as a faculty.
Receiving the donation Vice Chancellor of Lakeview College Dr. Emmanuel Kazembe said the University was grateful for the kind gesture MACRA has demonstrated through what he called a timely and valuable donation.
“The donation shall go very long way in assisting both learners and instructors of the University in their academic and related work. You can rest assured that we are going to put this to very good use,” Dr. Kazembe said.
The University has 478 students who have enrolled to pursue different careers.