Poly students demand quick end to lectures strike

Students at Polytechnic College  in Blantyre have written an open letter demanding a quick solution to the dispute between lectures and management over pay that has stalled learning for two weeks now.

Poly students want classes to resume

Poly students want classes to resume

In the letter, student representative Frank Msiska says the strike is negatively affecting the students in their quest for education.

He asks the lectures and management to come to an amicable solution as soon as possible so that classes can resume.

The lectures downed tools demanding a 30 per cent pay hike but the government has said it has no money for any pay hike owing to the current poor economic situation.

The government gave the lectures up to Thursday, March 31 to return to work but as of Friday, April 1 they had not yet returned to work.

Malawi is facing severe economic challenges with the government drastically cutting down on budgets of ministries and departments and Malawians finding it difficult to survive because of high cost of living due to high inflation and interest rates.

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6 thoughts on “Poly students demand quick end to lectures strike”

  1. Nyaupe Mathanyula says:

    These people were busy cutting the education budget meaning they had enough money. Just raise their salaries these guys deserve it. You waste lots of money on stupid uneducated DPP idiots just for raising Bwampini portrait at useless rallies and why not lecturers. A kakana guys then just make BUSHIRI your chancellor and everything’s gonna be fine.

  2. MAVURUVURU NATHAKHURU says:

    As one of the parents whose child is affected by the sit in, I am also asking College Management and the Lectures to sort out the issue quickly. The sit in is affecting scholars and parents more than the School Management. The targeting is wrong.

  3. Nathan says:

    Inu mumawona ngati mukapereka phd kwa mkazi wa pitala, basi adzakukwezerani malipiro! Onxyo, mwagwa nayo tu!

  4. Thokwe says:

    But you did not write that the State Residences and OPC got their funds added while the ministries are cutting, shame to my country

  5. Jahan says:

    Don’t worry, gvt has that money from the mapwevupwevu hall,,, they will give you some….!

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