The High Court in Blantyre has stopped the University of Malawi from effecting new college fees for Polytechnic.
Judge Healey Potani has since told the University of Malawi Council to open the Polytechnic the soonest.
There was no one from the University of Malawi Council to hear this.
Judge Potani agreed with lawyer for the Poytechnic Students Union, Wanangwa Hara, that the Polytechnic college calendar is dragging.
He said Polytechnic is still in 2015/16 academic year, therefore the new fee hike affects the rest of the University of Malawi colleges who are in 2016/17 academic year.
This means the students will pay the old University fees of K250000 instead of the new hiked fee of K950000.
Students at the Polytechnic and other University of Malawi constituent colleges have been staging protests over the the fee hike.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :