Malawi Private University Strips Woman Of Degree

A young woman in Malawi has had her academic qualifications revoked after a video, showing her burning her university degree due to frustration that she could not find a job, went viral on social media.

Privately-run Exploits University in the capital, Lilongwe, told Bridget Thapwile Soko that it was disappointed with the video because it tarnished the image of the institution and said it had decided to invalidate her learner’s degree certificate with immediate effect.

Ms. Soko was awarded a degree in business administration upon completing a four year course with the university but was heard in the video saying she had decided to burn it because she saw no value in it.

Unemployment is a serious problem in Malawi and was one of the key campaign issues in the last general election.