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About Lake Malawi Anglican University (LAMAU)

A fully recognised, Registered and Accredited University by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Malawi.

Background of Lake Malawi Anglican University (LAMAU)

The University was established in May, 2014 after the College for Christian Ministries (CCM) board agreed to start rolling the process. A stat-studded technical team, comprising; Prof. Leornard Kamwanja (chair), Rev. Andrew Sumani (Secretary), Dr. Timothy Ngwira, and Mr. Francis Makoza, worked out the nitty-grities and formalities for the establishment of the University. These names were endorsed by the Diocesan Standing Committee (DSC).

The University has been developed from the existing two campuses: The College for Christian Ministries (CCM) located in Lilongwe City off Mchinji road, which has been running different programmes which are affliated to other univeristies including University of Malawi. The other campus is St Annes's Nursing College (SANCO) which is being revived under consolidated efforts of Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi (ADLM), the Christian Hospital Association of Malawi (CHAM) and other key stakeholders. The college campus is located in Nkhotakota.


LAMAU mission is to deliver to qualifying students, high quality education in Theology, Nursing and Midwifery, Commerce, Education and other programs through teaching, research and outreach, consultancies in order to advance professionalism and effeectively contribute to national development.
To fulfill this mission the university shall partner with interested partners and regulatory bodies within and outside Malawi with expressed interest in the programmes run by the university.


The Vision of the university is to be one of leading institutions of higher education, nationality and internationally recognized for the transformation of lives of the people and leadership through Biblically based innovative and rigorous, and compassionate approach to education and the provision of quality services built on the fundamental biblical principles and values.

Core Values

We firmly hold:

  • That the word of God defines our authority.
  • Professionalism.
  • Confidentialism.
  • Morality Integrity, equity and honesty.
  • Fellowship and harmony are essentials.
  • Excellence
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