Kamuzu College of Nursing students strike over meal allowances

Students of Lilongwe’s Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) held a demonstration Wednesday afternoon to show displeasure at not having received their meal allowances for three months.

A police officer gets a vandalised sign post out of the way with the help of a civilian manning the gate - Pic By Kondwani Magombo

A police officer gets a vandalised sign post out of the way with the help of a civilian manning the gate – Pic By Kondwani Magombo

Police move in to quell the situation at KCN Lilongwe Campus - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Police move in to quell the situation at KCN Lilongwe Campus – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

When Malawi News Agency (Mana) visited the campus amid the commotion later that afternoon and established that the allowances, called ’malswitch,’ had been raised from K40,000 to K50,000 with effect from January this year but not a penny had been given to the students ever since the raise.

“All we want is our money and its arrears because we suspect that members of the administration are embezzling it, otherwise why would other colleges have received their allowances and not us,” reasoned one student who further disclosed that the excuse given to them by the administration was lack of funding.

Efforts to get clarification from the college’s administration proved futile as the members of administration who were then at the scene said they were too busy to comment.

Neither damage of property nor any arrests had been made when we went to press around 5.00 pm, but the atmosphere had calmed down following a Rapid Response team of the Malawi Police Service who had stormed the campus to restore order

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

14 thoughts on “Kamuzu College of Nursing students strike over meal allowances”

  1. roy kavalo says:

    Too much corruption these directors if something went wrong we need to show them our response by doing strike thus not wrong guys! that is our right

  2. opportunist says:

    Toothless students

  3. kwanda mngonyama says:

    you think you are special in some way you idiots, don’t you know that your banana republic gooferment has no money??????????????????????

  4. Tellen says:

    So sad to here that but y are these people provoking ma professional student? Mukufuna akapanga strike muziti akupwanya proffesionalism yawo? C also what nonm is planning to do in 7 days to come with the same issue of money….

  5. Mbatata 4011 says:

    Its Really Nt Good ,,,,,u Hv Been Patient Enough,,,asambwazeni Basi Amenewo

  6. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Ooo! Ndiye mukudya za ma patient tu.
    Anyway, something is seriously wrong somewhere. Most probably, it’s the funding animal. There’s a lot of underfunding to various ministries.

    However, they should give you the allowances now.

  7. Patriot says:

    Ana aakazi amwene, osati mphongo za mbwelera zikungothuzulira ma sachetizi ayi.

  8. Anthony K says:

    U tekn money meant for others u pocket as ur own, bt stl more u luk as pity as u wre yesterday…ndiamene mukupangitsa Malawi kukhala chitseka khoma pamayiko onse osauka pa dziko la pansi…..narrow minded pipo

  9. Nyapapi says:

    Zithamangitseni zimenezi ngati zaswa katundu zipange refund nalo bomali zibwana too much ndi ma upkeep anuwa unima is very cheap

  10. Mtupatupa says:

    Who do we trust then?

  11. edda mwalweni says:

    That’s the DPP govt i know

  12. Mmodziyenkha says:

    oh thusss anational disasterr indeed !aquarter year without fund iz tantamount to without direction.allow me to put it in that way if a
    m trying not to say sizikuyenda bwino!

  13. Chitseko says:

    3 months nd mwana.aphunzits amatha 5 months.

  14. Gimbogo says:

    Sorry guys 3 months without food I think one will die with hunger

Comments are closed.