Students at Chancellor College in Zomba are planning city protests following the decision by the University of Malawi council to postpone the opening of the elite public college.
Chancellor College Students Union leader Silvester Ayuba James said the students would be meeting soon to set the dates for the protests.
“After setting the date for the demonstrations, we shall write the University of Malawi Council and give them time within which these problems should be resolved,” he said.
The decision by the students to hold the demonstrations follows the University of Malawi council order not to open the oldest constituent college of the University of Malawi after academic staff plan for a strike on the opening day, March 20.
Ayuba said failure by council to resolve the labour dispute by March 20 will lead to demonstrations in the country’s major cities.
“They had all the time to resolve these issues,” said Ayuba.
University of Malawi officials are yet to comment on the matter.