Students at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) – a constituent of the Univerfsity of Malawi – on Wednesday took time off from their year end examinations to hold peaceful protests, calling on President Peter Mutharika to break his silence on the fee hike impasse.
The Wednesday protests in both Lilongwe and Blantyre campuses were in sharp contrast to the Monday demonstrations which were characterised with violence as the students block roads and damaged private cars.
The students said as long as Mutharika, the Chancellor of the University of Malawi continue to keep silence on the matter, the protests would continue.
President of KCN students union in Blantyre Gift Banda said most students are too poor to afford the K400000 fees.
“The government acknowledges that many students were last year withdrawn from the University of Malawi because they could not afford the K275000, how can the same students now afford to pay the K400000? The Chancellor should come in and rescue us,” he said.
The students have given the government five days to respond to the issues raised.
In Lilongwe, the students walked peacefully under police escort to Lilongwe district commissioner offices where they presented their petition.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :