Call it St Thomas More: Chancellor unveils Patron Saint for Catholic University Lilongwe Campus

The Chancellor of the Catholic University of Malawi, His Grace George Desmond Tambala has unveiled the Patron Saint of the Nanjiri Campus that is currently under construction.


Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday this week, the Chancellor of the University disclosed that the new campus will have St Thomas More as its Patron Saint.


The Chancellor said the construction of the new campus in Malawi’s capital city- Lilongwe is a tangible sign of the growth of the university in the country.


His Grace Desmond Tambala said the Catholic Church will continue to be committed to providing high education stands in the country by not playing a second-class rank on educational matters in Malawi.


“As we mark this important milestone for the Catholic University of Malawi, I would like to challenge those responsible for the education of our sons and daughters to make education matter; to make education bear tangible and lasting fruits in our community,” said the Chancellor.


“As a Church, we pledge to work with the Government and various stakeholders to ensure that we provide a holistic education – education that matters – education that bears good and lasting fruits!” He added.


Concurring with the Chancellor, the Chairman of the University Council, His Grace Thomas Luke Msusa said St Thomas More Campus provides yet another challenge in maintaining the standards of education that the university has been known for at its main campus- St Montfort-Nguludi in Chiradzulu district.


St Thomas More Campus whose first construction works are expected to be completed in 2024 will witness the university having new programmes to be offered to the people of Malawi and beyond.


Established in 2004 by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), the Catholic University of Malawi offers diplomas, degrees, and Master’s Programmed accredited by The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) in Malawi.


Born on February 7, 1478, St Thomas More was a renowned English lawyer, Judge, Social Philosopher, Author, and Statesman.

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