The University of Malawi is pleased to announce that its Congregation for the 2010/2011 Academic Year for the Faculty of Education students and the 2011/2012 Academic Year Polytechnic, College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing students will be held on Wednesday 25th September, 2013 in the Auditorium at the Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe starting from 8.00 a.m.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malawi, Dr Emmanuel Fabiano shall preside over the Congregation.

Academic awards will be conferred to candidates from the following programmes:


Faculty of Education

University Certificate of Education


Faculty of Commerce

Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Accountancy (Special programme)

Faculty of Education and Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Bachelor of Education (Business Studies)
Bachelor of Education (Technical)
Bachelor of Science (Technical Education)

Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Built Environment

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Science in Land Economy
Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying
Bachelor of Science in Physical Planning
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying


Faculty of Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Services
Bachelor of Science in Health Management


Faculty of Nursing

University Certificate in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Community Health Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery

Rehearsals for the Congregation will be held on Tuesday, 24th September, 2013 starting from 8.30 a.m. in the Auditorium at the Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe. Graduating students are asked to be punctual and only those who will attend the rehearsal ceremony shall be allowed to graduate.


Academic Dress for the Congregation shall be available for hire from Monday, 16th September, 2013 from candidates’ respective colleges or at the venue of the Congregation on Monday, 23rd September, 2013. The hire charges are as follows:

Diploma/Certificates K1, 500
Bachelor’s set K3, 000
Master’s set K4, 500
PhD Set K7, 500

All candidates must return their academic dress at the end of the function. Unreturned academic dress will attract a penalty fee of K5, 000 for the first day delay. Each subsequent day after the first day shall attract a penalty fee of K200 payable before the release of the certificate.


Candidates who owe their colleges money should settle the amounts by 16th September, 2013 otherwise; they will not be allowed to graduate.


Candidates who require photography services will be informed about the details of the accredited photographers during rehearsals.


Candidates should contact their respective colleges for invitation cards of their guardians or parents and should confirm their attendance at this year’s graduation ceremony by e-mail using the following e-mail address:


The University further wishes to inform the general public that the other congregations for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic years shall be held on 23rd October, 2013 and 20th November, 2013. Details of these congregations shall be released in due course.

For inquiries please contact: Chifundo Trigu, Natasha Kaphuka or Alfred Chinombo on the following numbers 01526622/01524282/01524060/01524456

University Office

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