University of Malawi prepares PPPs for student accommodation projects

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University of Malawi prepares PPPs for student accommodation projects

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) has announced plans to develop student accommodation facilities through a public private partnership (PPP) project.

The UNIMA aims to engage private partners to construct hostels and classroom blocks to take on board more students. According to UNIMA Pro-Vice Chancellor, about 14,000 students apply for admission into UNIMA each year, but only about 2000 are admitted due to lack of space.

The UNIMA will engage Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) to carry out a tender process for the selection of private partners to build the planned university's new hostels.

The University of Malawi, which is part of the Malawian government educational system, is an educational institution established in 1964 and composed of five constituent colleges located in Zomba, Blantyre, and Lilongwe. At present 7, 371 students are enrolled in various degree, diploma and certificate programmes.

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