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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :