By Tamandani Mwalabu
Malawi Assemblies of God University, (MAGU), has opened it’s new campus at the church’s premises in Nkolokosa, Blantyre.
The Coordinator for MAGU Blantyre campus, Thomson Njikhu, disclosed in an interview that the opening of it’s new institution in the commercial city is a way of expanding the university’s sphere having already established themselves in Lilongwe.
Njikhu further said that as a church, they thought of establishing the institution to fulfill it’s obligation of meeting the spiritual and academic needs of people in society.
“Most people look up to the church when it comes to issues of faith but we also have a responsibility to contribute to the growth of the education sector in our society. The good thing with this university is that it’s a place which will contribute to the character change of people apart from making them excel in their academic journey,” he said.
Njikhu said that MAGU will explore more avenues to reach out to as many students.
” So far we are happy that we are now established in Lilongwe and Blantyre but we want to grow to the extent of even reaching out through correspondence,” he said.
On the preventive measures to curb the spread of the Corona virus pandemic, Njikhu said the newly introduced institution will ensure that all measures are followed when the institution opens in the month of January despite that the pandemic looks to have come to an end.
Some of the programs on offer at the University are Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of arts in community development and Bachelor of arts in Theology. The entry requirement is MSCE with 6 credits.