About the Department

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was established in the year 2005 under the Faculty of Information Science and Communication and now belongs to the Faculty of Science, Technology and Innovation since 2018 due to the University restructuring. It was primarily established to reduce the acute shortage of ICT professionals in Malawi by responding to various policies such as the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II), National ICT Policy, ICT for Development (ICT4D) Policy and Vision 2020. These strategic documents realize that rapid development in all sectors of the economy will require highly skilled and educated workforce, in particular the application of science, technology and innovation.

Throughout the years, the department has grown and expanded her operations significantly;