Malawi university postpones college opening over fee hike court injuction

University of Malawi council has postponed the opening of Polytechnic after students obtained an injuction restraining the university from effectiving a fee hike.

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The Polytechnic was supposed to open on October 3 for the first year students and October 10 for continuing students.

A statement from the University of Malawi spokesperson Peter Mitunda said the postpoment follows the court injuction the students took against the council.

The council raised the fees by K100000 but the students want to pay old fees of K75,000 for generic and K250000 for mature entry.

President of Polytechnic Students Union Frank Mchupuka said the union officials will be meeting their lawyers on the issue.

However, Mchupuka accused the university council of standing on the way when solutions to problems are about to be found.

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4 thoughts on “Malawi university postpones college opening over fee hike court injuction”

  1. be humane says:

    legal battles are never shot ana inu. The best way is to come to a round table and discuss. Zinthu pa Malawi zavuta basi. If university is cheap them standards also go down. Ifenso kuno ku joni macolege onse miyezi itatu pano strike nkhani ya fees yomweyo. You can check on youtube. so its not just Malawi

  2. CHIKUTUMBWE says:

    Polytechnic students leaders must be very stupid. They think they are clever but they are not. The delayed academic calendar can not be blamed on University Council alone. It is the students who are to blame who always go to the street on every flimsy reason. In fact, lecturers will not stop receiving their salaries because of the indefinite closure. If anything, students themselves are on the losing side as they are being delayed because of their unrealistic demands. They will end up spending more than they will have paid as xool fees.

    The truth is Govt is broke, no two ways about that. So if they want to stay at home, let them, who cares afterall.

    Our courts are also to blame. The way they deliver their judgements it is as if they are operating from heaven. This is why i miss Justice Hanjahanja who at times could use doctrine of necessity to solve such issues.

    RIP Hanjahanja

    1. Chabuduka says:

      Fwweteke – if govt is broker then you think parents’guardians have money

      1. Njonjoli says:

        Close the Universities indefinitely and channel the resources served to productive activities, roads, vocational/technical colleges, greenbelt initiate, power generation and fix the railways. To many hald backed graduates from these college. Bunda graduates can not even raise 20 chicken to maturity, they will die before layering eggs. Poly students can not fix a bub, they hire graduates from soche technical college. Chancellor college students can not get any start up company, or they do label already manufactured t shirt. Its a waste of government money, that’s why their parents do not even want to pay their children university fees yet they pay 300,000 per term of secondary school fees. A country full of fools.

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