Mzuzu University in a fix over fees hike after students protest

Mzuzu University is yet to make a final decision on whether to raise college fees or not following students protest.

Ridley: High costs

Ridley: High costs

Vice Chancellor of the university Robert Ridley proposed the fees hike from K250000 to K300000 owing to the high of running the institution.

“The government has not raised the fees for the last three years and now we have no option but raise it because of the high cost of running the university.”

But students representative James Kudzalo said raising the fees now would be unfair to student sponsors who are fling the pinch of the high cost of living of the shrinking economy in all sectors.

“The government should not run away from its responsibility of educating its citizenry,” he said.

The government recently raised fees for mature entry students all its universities.

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3 thoughts on “Mzuzu University in a fix over fees hike after students protest”

  1. azenko says:

    its unfair to malawians to hike the fees, most student are failing to collarate with 250000 and yet the gvt is still keeping that amount up. i think the best way the gvt would have done is to stop giving money to private universities, their focus should only be on public universities because it is believd to say that for some one applying for prvt college that person has something in pocket

  2. Wiseman from east says:

    Its absolute madness to see how government is suffering to meet its budget whilst others think its government responibility to educate them. Question did our parents agree with Government for them to have children? Why is it now the responsibility of government? Those that think education is cheap just try ignorance. Its high time malawians start to own their responsibilities and plan for future. This may sound harsh but it remains a reality we have to live and deal with. How come those in private schools are able to pay. If standards go down you also point fingures at government. Malawi sazatheka

  3. Dumeya says:

    Let me come in with my coments about this news. There are private universities that pipo are managing to pay fees for the whole semi s but some times the people who pays those fees are from all the walks of Malawi. Herr there is total of fees to six hundred thousand kwacha. While at the government university they pay 250 thousand kwacha only. But if you see most of those pipo are the ministers and their children they are the ones who are comparing too much.
    The university has no good structures government needs to improve bt we are shunnin boma to increase the fees.

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