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St John of God College of Health Sciences urged to attain university status

Written by  Wisdom Ngwira

Mzuzu, June 28, 2019: St John of God College of Health Sciences has been asked to fully turn into a stand-alone university, as it has demonstrated high standards in its health disciplines it offers as a college.

The institution has been operating as a college for twenty five years now and has St Johns Nursing School and St John of God College of Mental Health Sciences as its branches.

Speaking in an interview recently during a graduation ceremony at the institution in Mzuzu, Mzuzu University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Fred Msiska who was guest of Honour, said it is high time the college expanded to be a full university.

“When you look at the calibre of graduates the college has been producing over the last twenty five years, you will see that they are well trained and can compete with graduates from other universities.

“This then entails that this institution of high learning is offering quality education that the nation needs, hence the call for it to turn into a full university so that a lot more fields are offered,” said Msiska.

The Mzuni Deputy Vice Chancellor explained that for a long time now, the college (St John of God), has been working hand in hand with Mzuzu University, especially in the nursing discipline and that the college has demonstrated excellence that necessitates it to attain the university status.

“For a number of years, as Mzuni, we have worked with St John of God College of Health Sciences on a number of strategic issues.

“Throughout our interactions, they have shown all the characters and excellence to be a University,” said Professor Msiska.

In his remarks, St John of God Chief Executive Officer, Charles Mwale said his institution always strives to offer high quality education in all its schools so that they help promote health service delivery.

“We always aim at helping the nation in the health system by offering quality health education as well as health care system,” he said.

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