MUBAS signs MOA with NCIC
Malawi University of Business and Applied Science through the faculty of Built Environment signed a memorandum of agreement with National Construction Industry Council of Malawi for curriculum development and implementation for clerk of works for a diploma in construction management programme.
The ceremony took place at MUBAS main campus and was presided by Associate Professor Nancy Chitera, Vice chancellor MUBAS and CEO for NCIC Engineer Gerald Khonje.
In her remarks Vice Chancellor for MUBAS Associate Professor Nancy Chitera applauded NCIC for coming up with the initiative, she further said “the Diploma program is a big milestone for vision 2063 and is also in line with MUBAS vision which centers at creativity, engaging, entrepreneurship and research, the program will alleviate gaps which have been identified by the stakeholders in construction industry.
In his remarks NCIC CEO Engineer Gerald Khonje said “MUBAS has ability to develop well qualified persons in construction industry, however there is a need to close up gaps in the industry as well as reviewing programs which lacked the desired expectations.
The Dean of Built Environment acknowledged the gap and assured NCIC of MUBAS efforts in alleviating the gaps in which internship and externship are at fore front as key strategies used in closing the gaps.
Since the diploma programs were phased out there has been gaps in construction industry as a lot of foremen and artisan lack the desired expertise, the MOA has indeed come in time as it will address the problem.