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The College of Medicine, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi has been consulted by the Ministry of Health (PIU) to facilitate the development and accreditation of Pharmacy Assistant Program at Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences and St. Joseph College of Nursing. This is a new program which is being introduced in the two colleges to increase the number of Pharmacy Assistants in Malawi. These Pharmacy Assistants are being earmarked to serve in various health facilities in Malawi, more especially in rural health centers.

Therefore the College Of Medicine is pleased to announce a Training Opportunity for the academic year 2017 – 2018 for Pharmacy Assistant, tenable at Ekwendeni in Mzimba and St Joseph in Chiradzulu. The course is open for both male and female applicants, with a minimum age of 18 and a maximum age of 30.

Course Duration: 2 years
Award: Certificate in Pharmacy
Tenable: Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

Admission requirements:

Applicants must have Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent credit in at least two of science subjects Biology, Mathematics, or Physical Science. Candidate should also have a credit or strong pass (7 points) in English and an aggregate of between 24 and 36 points in MSCE or its equivalent

Entrance examination and mode of registration:

Entrance (Aptitude test) examination will be administered as follows:
Date: 26th October 2017
Time 8:00 am.


i. Northern Region: Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences
ii. Central Region: Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe
iii. Southern Region: St Joseph Nursing College Assembly Hall

Registration for all qualifying prospective candidates shall be conducted from 8:00 am on 25th October 2017. “No registration no entrance examination”.

A non refundable application fee of MK 10,000.00 should be paid in advance before the 24th October, 2017 of the test, into the following account:

Account Number: 423238
Service center: CHICHIRI

The bank slip should strictly bear the name of the candidate.

On the day of registration the candidate should bring the following:

1. Original Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or Notification of results
2. One passport size photograph
3. Identity Card (Passport, Driving Licence, MANEB ID or voter registration ID)
4. Original Banking deposit slip

Any missing document from the list above will disqualify the candidate from registration.

NOTE: “No Application letter needed” as Application forms shall be completed during the entrance exams

Further information can be obtained from the following:

i. Registrar, College of Medicine or
ii. Head of Pharmacy Department College of Medicine

on Tel.: 01871911


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