Ambassador Caroline Cyrenia Sakina Bwanali-Mussa holds Master’s Degree of Education - English Language obtained from Gazi University, Turkey in 2000. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree of Education (Honours) - English Language obtained in 1994 from University of Gezira, Sudan. In 1991, she obtained a Diploma in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies from African Islamic University, Sudan. She holds General Certificate of Education obtained in 1989 in Malawi.
Ambassador Caroline is a seasoned educationist and a Communication expert whom prior to her appointment as an ambassador, served as a lecturer in the Language and Communication Department at the Polytechnic - University of Malawi from 2001 to 2015 and at different managerial positions as follows:
Ø Dean of Faculty of Education and Media Studies from 2011 to 2013;
Ø Faculty Representative on University of Malawi Senate from 2014 to 2015; and
Ø Head of Languages and Communication Department from 2004 to 2008.
Before joining the University of Malawi, she worked as a tutor and Head of English Language Unit at State College for Foreign Languages in Ankara, Turkey. While pursuing her master’s degree, she taught English Language at Muradiye Language College and Society for International Students Foundation.
As for professional affiliation, Ambassador Bwanali-Mussa is a Member of Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) and Teacher Educators Association of Malawi (TEAM).
During her academic career, Ambassador Bwanali-Mussa presented several papers at various forums as follows:
Ø “Women in Society”, presented at the Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa on 8th August 2008, during an Interfaith Conference;
Ø “Developing Module Guides”, presented at Sun and Sand, Mangochi, Malawi on 13th December, 2007, at the Curriculum Reform for Widening Access and Increase Participation in Malawi's Higher Education Workshop;
Ø “English Language Teaching in Malawi: Realities in Public Secondary School Classroom”, presented at the State Convention and Trade Centre - Seattle, Washington, on 19th March 2007, during TESOL Conference;
Ø “Media Coverage of Religious issues in Malawi”, Presented at Grace Bandawe Centre, Blantyre, Malawi on 20th October, 2007; at UNESCO Media Workshop and “The Role of Religion in Promotion of Peace and Unity”, Presented at Le Meridien Mount Soche Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi on 10th February, 2005 at Public Affairs Committee Conference.
Ambassador Caroline had also the honour to serve on various college, university, and national committees and organisations as a member and/or chair.
In her community outreach endeavors, Ambassador Bwanali-Mussa served as Executive member of Public Affairs Committee (PAC) from 2011, Vice Board Chairperson for Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (MIAA) from 2014 and National Coordinator of Qadriya Muslim of Association of Malawi for Women.
Ambassador Caroline competently communicates in English, Yao and Chichewa languages and she comfortably converses in Arabic and Turkish. She loves walking, reading, cooking, dancing and gardening during her free time.