In the early hours of 18th of February 2022, Redeemers College of technology and management [RECTEM] received the Vice Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology [MUST], Professor Address Mauakowa Malata (PhD, MSc, BSc, FAAN). She was received by the entire management and staff of Redeemers College of Technology and Management [RECTEM] .
Professor Address Mauakowa Malata expressed her joy and gratitude for such warm reception which her and her entourage enjoyed. She encouraged both the staff and the students.
Professor Address Malata is the Vice Chancellor of the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Acting Director for the International Centre for Quality Management and Research (ICQMR) at MUST. She is former President of Africa Honor Society of Nursing of Sigma Theta Tau International; former Vice President of International Confederation of Midwives and former Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), a constituent college of the University of Malawi where she spearheaded efforts to make KCN a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Inter Professional Education and Leadership in 2016.
She is a renowned international speaker, author and editor of various journals in the field of health, nursing, midwifery, and health workforce. She serves on various international, regional and national boards. She is also an advocate for girls and women empowerment through education.
The University enrolled its first cohort of students in April 2014 but was officially opened on October 24, 2014 by His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also its first Chancellor.
In her final words, Professor Address Mauakowa Malata is hopeful for a cordial relationship between MALAWI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST) and REDEEMER’S COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (RECTEM).