Poly students apologize over demos: Want University of Malawi to reopen institution

Students at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, say are sorry over recent demonstrations they organized following disagreement with management on allowance issues which has led to the closure of the institution.

Polytechnic Students Union President Jaston Bulaula

Polytechnic Students Union President Jaston Bulaula

President of the Polytechnic Students Union Council (PSU) Jaston Bulaula and General Secretary Rogers Nyirongo, say in a statement that the students would like to express their “heartfelt apology to the general public and all concerned stakeholder for the disturbances that some misguided students caused..”

During the demonstrations on Wednesday August 12, the students blocked the highway causing congestion and other inconveniences the members of the general public.

“This act is backward, uncivilized, uncalled for and PSU condemn this act in strongest terms,” reads the statement in part.

It says the PSU believes in contact and dialogue and that “any misunderstanding that may arise can be resolved at a negotiation table rather than going to the streets.”

The students’ body says it is currently working hand in hand with the college, university management and other stake holders to make sure that such situations are avoided in future.

“The Polytechnic Students Union Council appreciates the cordial relationship that exists between the students and the public and hope that apology shall be accepted,” concluded the statement.

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Guest

You GUYs, aku POLY ndinu makape kwambiri. Chilinchose ndi demo. We are living in a GVT of Mafia. Yu make nonsense, yu are chased. The question now is who suffers most. Its yu students with your acclaimed stupid human lefts to allowances. Mbola ma guys. Yu are coward. Ndapita, mukupanga zophutsa mukudziwa choonadi kuti ku Malawi kuli mphepo ya ntchito. Zanu zimenezo.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Scot Cliche
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There is no denying the President has the authority to hire or fire members of his Cabinet, except the Vice-President, but these appointees assume constitutionally stipulated positions of power over us. They deserve better. The remnants too .

CHIGAWENGA CHOYAMBA
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MABWANA NDI MADONA A DPP !

BWANJI OSAGULITSA COLLEGE IMENEYI

KWA MULLI BROTHERS KAPENA FDH ??

CHOFUNIKA KUGULITSA MNSANGA MONGA MUNACHITILA NDI MSB MUJA

ONLY ONE BIDDER IS OK

Kamununkha Banda
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Ana otembeleledwa. Mxiii

Chimutu
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Mind u ntchito zikusowa kunjaku ndie mukamapanga zautsiru zanuzo ngati sukulu ndi yanu yokhayo muzasowa okulrmbani malo atatha inu mutakhala 7year pa ploy ngati mukupanga MBBS. Ine ndie salary yanga yalowatu kaya wa poly azaiona liti. Ana a njoka inu musamatitopese kumatisekera miseu ngati ndiyambwiyani chikhalireni kumuzi kwanunso ndi ku mazi abango kovuta maendedwe koma matama ntown.

johntembo Kuffor
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CLOSE THIS INSTITUTION FOREVERMORE. It is redudant to the newly COMMUNITY COLLEGES being established in every constituent.

MADOLO
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Hahaha, paja anzanu akakhala osamapanga ma demo kapena akapanga apologise after a demo mumati ndimakape lero mwadziwatu zoti si ukape koma kuiwelenga. Makape ndinu a Poly and Chanco amene in the name of kuvuta mumakhala zaka 6 pa college chonsecho mukupanga program ya 4 yrs

Nkhule
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Polytechnic must be closed indefinitely. We establish an International pub for us to stop over and enjoy. Those who are very drunk or they need prolonged enjoyment can put up a night at the hostels. If Poly is left an institution for high learning, it may turn into a dangerous place where many may lose their lives. One wonders how learned people may go hey wire in the streets to attack innocent people on something that is taking place in their school. Worse still, the behavior started way back and is refusing to die even after many people have complained… Read more »
Bande Brian,Bac,MBA (2016)
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Bande Brian,Bac,MBA (2016)

What poly students did was the behavior of uneducated people.We don’t want this to prevail again in our institutions of higher learning.They need to understand OB and apply concepts where applicable.Is this the way of solving problems?.NO..NO..NO

Saddened
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I urgently appeal to students to quickly realize that university education is a privilege as Government invests much more than the token tuition fees charged. It is by no means a right. With the benefit of hindsight, I feel ashamed of our past conduct as alumni of the Polytechnic when we used to resort to forceful means to put across grievances instead of aggressive diplomacy and peaceful boycott of calendar activities. We ended up spending one year longer at the college than the designated time. Most painful is the precedent which we propagated, that is, attempting to use the Highway… Read more »
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