Centre of Competent Learning


Learner- Centred

Welcome to Central Christian University - Malawi

Central Christian University (CCU) is a Research-based private-not-profit university dedicated to provide higher education programs in Malawi and beyond. The University is duly registered with the Registrar of Companies under the Companies Act (No.19 of 1984) with Certificate of incorporation No. 14634. Hon Dr. Osman Nyakuleha founded Central Christian University formerly known as Christian College of Education in September 2013. CCU is located in the commercial City of Blantyre, and our main campus is situated at the Beverly Business Park opposite National Library Service - Along the Zalewa Road, where face-to-face lessons are conducted during weekdays and weekends i.e. Saturdays and Sundays.

The University was founded to fill a niche in the market of tertiary education which is to strengthen the linkage between universities-industries through research and development activities in Malawi and beyond. CCU realizes that higher education institutions are widely recognized as essential contributors to economic development through their role in producing the knowledge, skills, and innovations needed to drive their respective national economies. In today’s knowledge-based economies, research and development (R&D) is seen as key to economic growth and competitiveness. There is therefore a need to create a strong interface between this educational sub-sector and the productive sector that requires the skills and knowledge of graduates from universities and other higher educational institutions in their enterprises to increase productivity. In addition to producing work-ready graduates for the job market, universities, also play a pivotal role in conducting research, consultancy and technological innovations that promote real and sustained economic growth and social development.

Our Core Values


We do not teach our students but we only attempt to provide conditions in which to enhance their academic success

Equality of access and opportunity

We endorse the aim of widening participation in higher education, and value the benefits of diversity in our staff and student communities.

Respect for Diversity & individual differences

We promote diversity in the University community, through our people, ideas and cultures. We create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background are empowered. We respect our colleagues and work together for shared success.


We are committed to develop the whole person as God intends him to be.


We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefits our communities.

Service to Society.

We are committed to fostering the broader social good, at the local and national level in the communities we operate in, as well as globally.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We will continue to encourage innovation throughout the University community and be known for our entrepreneurship.

Transparency and Accountability

We strive to be clear and open about what we do and why, and value the views of the whole University community. Our decisions ensure responsible stewardship of the University’s resources, reputation and values. We lead by example in all areas including our approaches to sustainability.

Academic freedom and curiosity

All academic staff and students should be able to follow their academic interests in order to engage in research, teaching and learning of the highest quality. We value learning and knowledge for their own sake, as well as for the social and economic benefit they can bring.

Partnership and collaboration

We take the initiative to engage with others: universities, governments, student associations, schools, businesses, charities and communities-locally, nationally and internationally.

Staff and student support

We recognize our duty of care to all staff and students, and will provide them with high quality support to facilitate the development of their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Our Management

Prof. O. Nyakuleha

Chancelor & President
Our Vision

We envision being an academic leader in the provision of innovative teaching, research and development of a knowledge-based society that is capable of addressing challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Our Goal

a) To compete in the global knowledge-based economy.
b) To train productive human resources.
c) To promote national development.
d) To equip students with skills and desire for self-employment and entrepreneurship rather than conventional wage employment.
e) To develop the quest for knowledge and lifelong learning skills that are essential for continous upgrading of knowledge and skills parallel to the rapid advancement in global knowledge.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower servant leaders with knowledge and skills through open access to quality, innovative distance-learning programmes and services for the promotion of a culture of life-long learning. We are committed to offering open and distance learning programmes that are aimed at reducing illiteracy and democratizing access to knowledge in Malawi and beyond. We also seek to promote university-industry linkages through research and development with a view to contribute to national and regional economic growth and competitiveness.

Our Philosophy

Our working Philosophy is to ensure that Our Learners’ needs and expectations are taken into account and supported.