CSEC donates to Law library

On 11th June 2024, the legal fraternity at the University of Malawi received a donation of 198 books from the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC). The books are worth MK50,000,000. The handover ceremony was attended by the Executive Dean of the School of Law, Economics, and Government, Professor Happy Kayuni, the Executive Director of the Civil Society, Mr. Benedicto Kondowe, the Board Chairperson, Dr. Limbani Nsapato, the Senior Assistant Librarian, Mrs. Naomie Kachoka, Head of Department of Private Law, Head of Department of Public Law and Clinical Legal Education, other staff members, and law students.

In his remarks, Professor Happy Kayuni expressed gratitude to CSEC for their generous donation of books. He noted that the books are of high quality, useful, and relevant to most of the modules and programmes offered within the University of Malawi’s law section. He further mentioned that with the increase in students at the university and within the department, the books have significantly narrowed the existing gap between available reading materials and number of students. He also highlighted that the donation is timely, as high-quality books are essential for a fully-functional university.

Dr. Limbani Nsapato, the Board Chairperson of CSEC, stated that they found it their responsibility to contribute to resolving some of the challenges the university is facing, which include a shortage of books that, in turn, affects the quality of education. As part of the community, they thought of supporting the department and the community so that they have sufficient books for students to study. “Hard copy books are easier for students access anytime. Once they are purchased, you can continue to use them without using data,” Nsapato said.

Among the donated books were those on land law, business law, and company law, and areas of legal study. Students present during the handover ceremony were delighted with the large number of books donated, as they will assist them with their research and assignments. Mrs. Kachoka urged the students to take good care of the books and make use of them. The ceremony ended with the signing of a donation agreement between the university and CSEC.