Ministry of Education Science & Technology





Directorate of Higher Education

Vision for Higher Education
To create an inclusive Higher Education system relevant for sustainable socio-economic growth in global society

Mission for Higher Education
To develop highly knowledgeable and skilled citizens capable of performing in a competitive, diverse and knowledge-led global economy.

Strategic Objective
To improve equitable access to quality education in universities and other higher education institutions


Accountability and transparency, commitment, dedication, professionalism, teamwork, equity and efficiency

Core Functions
Directorate core functions are aligned to the aspiration of Malawians as spelt out in the National Education Policy as follows:

  1. Higher Education Policy and Planning
  2. Higher education Quality Assurance
  3. Higher Education Corporate Governance
  4. Higher Education Students Affairs Management
  5. Higher Education Information Management
Higher Education Priority Areas/Pillars
  1. Equitable Access to Higher Education
  2. Quality and Relevance of Higher Education
  3. Governance and Management of Higher Education




Director of Higher Education

Dr. McJessie Mbewe

Deputy Director of Higher Education

Dr. Valentino Zimpita

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Contact Information

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Capital Hill Circle,
Private Bag 328, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi.

Telephone: +265 1 789 422 / +265 1 789 416
Fax: +265 1 788 184 / +265 1 788 064